The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes audiobook

The Lodger: A Tale of the London Fog

By Marie Belloc Lowndes
Produced and directed by Yuri Rasovsky
Read by Lorna Raver

Blackstone Publishing
8.27 Hours 1
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The basis for Hitchcock's 1927 movie by the same name, as well as a more recent major motion picture from 2009, this award-winning audio of Marie Belloc Lowndes' classic thriller still packs a wallop. An elderly couple living in Victorian London struggle against despair as their small resources dwindle. When an eccentric and mysterious gentleman answers their advertisement for a lodger, they celebrate. But as women begin dying at the hands of “The Avenger” on the foggy streets of London, they start to suspect something too horrific for words. Could the timing just be mere coincidence? While neither mentions their suspicions to the other, they each suffer horribly from dread when their beautiful young niece comes to stay with them and is terribly curious about their new lodger.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The basis for Hitchcock's 1927 movie by the same name, as well as a more recent major motion picture from 2009, this award-winning audio of Marie Belloc Lowndes' classic thriller still packs a wallop.

An elderly couple living in Victorian London struggle against despair as their small resources dwindle. When an eccentric and mysterious gentleman answers their advertisement for a lodger, they celebrate. But as women begin dying at the hands of “The Avenger” on the foggy streets of London, they start to suspect something too horrific for words. Could the timing just be mere coincidence?

While neither mentions their suspicions to the other, they each suffer horribly from dread when their beautiful young niece comes to stay with them and is terribly curious about their new lodger.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lorna Raver’s performance is a tour de force. Her dexterity shifting between accents is breathtaking. She creates the precise intensity, uncertainty, or sheer terror called for by each shocking situation. Raver’s performance, combined with Lowndes’s literate, suspenseful plot, makes this must listening. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Raver’s voice has superb diction and range. She speaks for all characters, except for the lodger, in a strong cockney accent, and she sets the mood from start to finish.” Kliatt
“Her book is a splendid bit of work in the art that creates mystery in literature.” New York Times Book Review 
“Dealing with not only the psychology of ‘The Avenger’—her version of Jack the Ripper—but also with that of his landlady…Lowndes creates an atmosphere of suspense, fear, and horror.” Amazon.com
“Matchless for excitement and artistry of writing, The Lodger…takes the reader into a tale of almost unbearable suspense.” BookCrossing.com

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Author

Author Bio: Marie Belloc Lowndes

Author Bio: Marie Belloc Lowndes

Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868–1947) was a prolific English novelist and the sister of the celebrated writer Hilaire Belloc. Her most famous novel, The Lodger, based on the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, was an immediate bestseller and became the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s first talking motion picture.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English