Portobello: A Novel (Unabridged)
Written By: Ruth Rendell
Written By: Tim Curry
Length:11 hours and 5 minutes
Customer Rating :3.7
Audiobook Summary: Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than 40 years. Now, in Portobello , she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London's Notting Hill. Walking to the shops one day, 50-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction - and his own good intentions - Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners - people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life - and the life of his trusting fiance - the consequences will change them all.