Audio: The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George @lynleymysteries ‏@SimVan ‏@PRHAudio ‏

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Audio: The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George @lynleymysteries ‏@SimVan ‏@PRHAudio ‏The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
Narrator: Simon Vance
Series: Inspector Lynley #20
Published by Penguin Audio on March 20, 2018
Genres: Mystery
Length: 22 hours, 47 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the long-time series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but readers new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time. Both a page-turner and a deeply complex story of revenge and redemption, this novel will be remembered as one of George's best


I so love this Inspector Lynley series which started nearly 30 years ago. I’ve been reading for almost the whole time and I’ve listened to the last few. I included it in my Series on Saturday – English Mysteries.  I also watched the TV series on PBS. The books and TV take a different story track. I see the characters as the TV faces but Lynley is supposed to be blond and he has black hair on the show. *shrugs* He’s still handsome!

The characters are so well developed. They are a diverse, complex set of experiences and emotions. No one is all good, all bad, or perfect.  The main characters are so comfortable to me. I adore the relationship with Lynley and Havers.  Their banter in The Punishment She Deserves is fun.

The mystery and relationships are very complex. The writing was excellent. So many people with “punishment” possibilities. There are many layers of stories with different players, which overlap and intersect. But it is tough to put together how they connect. It was fascinating to watch it unfold.

I love these characters and their personalities and quirks are so dear to me. I hope there will continue to be more stories about them.



Simon Vance is a favorite narrator of mine.  I’ve listened to the last couple books. One was also narrated by Davina Porter. I love the accents. It’s just another reason to keep reading this series.  I listened at 1.25x speed. The performance was so engaging and a pure pleasure.


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About Simon Vance

Award winning audiobook narrator and actor. Winner of 14 Audio awards and 67 Earphone awards.

About Elizabeth George

Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain. Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was eighteen months old. She was a student of English, receiving a teaching certificate. While teaching English in the public school system, she completed an advanced degree in psychology.

Her first published novel was A Great Deliverance in 1988, featuring Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, a Scotland Yard inspector of noble birth; Barbara Havers, Lynley’s assistant, from a very working-class background; Lady Helen Clyde, Lynley’s girlfriend and later wife, of noble birth as well; and Lynley’s friends Simon and Deborah St. James.

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  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
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Posted April 5, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 0 Comments