The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

  • by Robert Van Gulik
  • Narrated by Norman Dietz
  • 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He has much in common with super-sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, but there's a difference - Judge Dee Jen-djieh was a real person! Gathered here are tales of actual crimes solved by the magistrate of Chang-ping in 7th-century China. Listen as Dee ventures down winding paths in ancient graveyards to consult the spirits of the dead, and hear him solve real-life crimes through astute deductions. The intriguing stories in this collection include "The Case of the Double Murder at Dawn," "The Case of the Strange Corpse" and "The Case of the Poisoned Bride."


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A different legal thriller

Because this is a traditional Chinese legal thriller, it would be best if you listened to the explanation of the differences between American/European crime stories and traditional Chinese detective stories. The translator has a 40 minute appendix describing the various devices within the traditional Chinese detective novel and it is VERY helpful. His appendix begins at 7:42:15.
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- Ken

A chinese sleuth in ancient china.

If you could sum up The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee in three words, what would they be?

Authentic, singular, exotic

What did you like best about this story?

Classic whodunit that keeps you guess! It satisfies the requisite who, why,
& how!

Have you listened to any of Norman Dietz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


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- Milkman "Erasmus"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Recorded Books