Cover Her Face : Adam Dalgliesh

  • by P. D. James
  • Narrated by Penelope Dellaporta
  • Series: Adam Dalgliesh
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.


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Customer Reviews

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OK but...

What did you like best about Cover Her Face? What did you like least?

I *think* I liked this book but can't be sure because the narration was too distracting. Characters were shrill, whiny, almost hysterical in places where they should have been stoic. Dalgleish was performed as if he were there to soothe us to sleep.

How could the performance have been better?

Different narrator.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

I will try other P.D. James books, but not narrated by Penelope Dellaporta. I think I'll stick to old fashioned reading for the next one.

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- NoelleJ

Better Dalgleish stories....but classic PD James

What made the experience of listening to Cover Her Face the most enjoyable?

I am a PD James fan, and have always enjoyed the descriptive dialogue, which for some lends to a slow read. This is not an action story, it really is more a study of a variety of personalities.

Would you recommend Cover Her Face to your friends? Why or why not?

yes, but only for those that enjoy what words can do.

What about Penelope Dellaporta’s performance did you like?

I felt she let the characters be who the author envisioned them to be. I felt the author was reading the story.

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- Kathy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2008
  • Publisher: Books on Tape