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  • An Uncertain Place

  • By: Fred Vargas
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (100 ratings)

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An Uncertain Place

By: Fred Vargas
Narrated by: David Rintoul
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Summary

Commissaire Adamsberg leaves Paris for a three-day conference in London. Accompanying him are Estalere, a young sergeant, and Commandant Danglard, who is terrified at the idea of travelling beneath the Channel. It is a welcome change of scenery, until a macabre and brutal case comes to the attention of their colleague Radstock from New Scotland Yard.

Just outside the gates of the baroque Highgate Cemetery a pile of shoes is found. Not so strange in itself, but the shoes contain severed feet. As Scotland Yard's investigation begins, Adamsberg and his colleagues return home and are confronted with a massacre in a suburban home. Adamsberg and Danglard are drawn in to a trail of vampires and vampire-hunters that leads them all the way to Serbia, a place where the old certainties no longer apply.

In Fred Vargas’s riveting new novel, Commissaire Adamsberg finds himself in the line of fire as never before.

©2011 Editions Viviane Hamy, Paris (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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Wonderful as always

Fred Vargas never disappoints.

Even though I knew who did it (listened to an audiobook ahead) I still enjoyed so much of the scene Vargas set and the character development, it didn't really matter. I enjoyed every minute of this book.

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Nicely read but I lost interest.

well read but I lost interest in the story although I did finish it. I think maybe it was just not a story for me but others may enjoy it.

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What a brilliant read/listen. A great story superbly realised by David Rintoul. Highly recommended 🤓

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Love Fed Vargas books . Her writing is so original.

Please any of you out there who have never heard of her Fred Vargas is a female French , sort of crime writer but so much more .
You never forget her quirky sometimes odd characters . I’ve read all her books but wish thet were all on Audible in English but there are only a couple available on Audible .
Give her books a try I heard about her on Radio 4 & after great reviews on A good read tried one of books & was hooked !
A true original.

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Excellent detective mystery, excellent narration.

Fred Vargas is an excellent story teller and this is an very good translation. While there are a lot of believable twists and turns it is the mystery at the heart of this book that gives it the edge over most thriller/murder novels.

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solito Fred Vargas lettura piacevole, estiva, letto molto bene, divertente ed oscuro allo stesso tempo

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The strange and intriguing novel An Uncertain Place

A novel beautifully read bringing to life the characters and places within this unusual subject matter. David Rintoul does a splendid job especially with all the foreign place names and native languages.
A thrilling narrative keeping you on the edge of your seat. Will definitely read more Fred Vargas’ works.

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Great entertainment!

Unusual characters, clever twists, and filled with riddles, this is a good novel to take your mind off daily hassles. I enjoyed listening to this very much but be warned! You will need your focus so not a good one as background noise while you're doing other things!

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  • Tuppi
  • 19-06-21

Excellent

Entertaining and amusing plot, caracters and cultural observations of personalities and nationalities. Fred Vargas is, as always, very good. David Rintoul is also very good, indeed. Please, Audible. More of Vargas&Rintoul.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-21

Fred Vargas is perfection

magnificent layers of gentle humour, and masterly summaries if human character. I adore Jean Baptiste