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The Blunderer

Written by: Patricia Highsmith
Narrated by: Robert Fass
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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For two years, Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband to his wife, Clara. But she is distant and neurotic, and Walter finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about her demise. When Clara's dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff in a manner uncannily resembling the recent death of a woman who was murdered by her husband, Walter finds himself under intense scrutiny. He commits several blunders that claim his career and his reputation, cost him his friends, and eventually threaten his life.

The Blunderer examines the dark obsessions that lie beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary people. With unerring psychological insight, Patricia Highsmith portrays characters who cross the precarious line separating fantasy from reality.

©2015 Patricia Highsmith (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Patricia
  • 2016-12-09

Disappointing

Not even close to the depth and layering of Ripley - I would pass in favor something by Kepnes

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  • Linda
  • 2015-12-07

Remiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's tales

This narrator seemed to drone. I finally gave up. Zzzzzzzzzz. The storyline was potentially interesting. The narration was not.

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  • Daniel R.
  • 2017-06-19

Not her best

I really like Patricia Highsmith's novels but I was disappointed by this one. I would advise to pick another one you haven't read/ listened to over this one. It's not terrible but the storyline in my opinion isn't really believable and it kind of drags on without resolve.