AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

BLUEGATE FIELDS

by | Read by Davina Porter

Mystery & Suspense • 10.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1984

Perry's Inspector Pitt novels are steeped in a meticulous, if somewhat grim, Victorian atmosphere. In this society, aristocratic parents can flat out refuse to answer police questions when their son's naked, violated body turns up in a London sewer. The frustration felt by the investigating detective as he is thwarted at every turn, not the least by his own superiors, translates to the listener. Add to this the conviction of the wrong person as a cover-up, and the pace seems a bit glacial at times. However, there's no denying Perry's work is true to the time period. And then there's Davina Porter, a performer par excellence. Porter makes the material her own in a way few others can. She gives just the right pitch, accent, and presence to the characters to make them utterly believable. Despite its weight, she moves the story forward and turns in her usual stellar presentation. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]

Advertisement

Formats

Book pak • Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio • 2002

CS ISBN 1402536046 $72.00 • Eight cassettes

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×