The Private Patient

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: P.D. James

Narrated By: Rosalyn Landor

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: November 2008

Duration: 14 hours 48 minutes


Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a murder at a private nursing home for rich patients being treated by the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell.


  • Angie Teal

    After I was used to the British English narrator and the verbose writing I actually started to like the book. It was slow at first and it took me a while to get into the story, but I ended up looking forward to listening to it on my commute. If you are not used to British mysteries you may find the characters stodgy and boring, it is definitely not a Jack Reacher action mystery. I gave it 4 stars because the book is slogging along in the beginning and I guessed the perp correctly early in the book. The narrator was good though, very English.

  • Anonymous

    Very disappointed with this book, too long, complicated and boring...

  • Anonymous

    I loved this novel! P.D. James didn't disappoint...always surprising who actually done it and why!

  • Anonymous

    Too long, too much character development. It was a real long effort to get through this book.