• Make Death Love Me

  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Make Death Love Me

By: Ruth Rendell
Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
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Publisher's Summary

Alan Groombridge had a fantasy. Husband to a woman he didn't like, father of two children he had never wanted, and manager of the second smallest branch of the Anglian-Victoria bank in the country, Alan was doomed to a life of domestic boredom and tedious routine.

All that saved him was that one fantasy: stealing enough of the bank's money to allow him just one year of freedom -one year in which to live a different sort of life. But one day there was no more dreaming and no more games. The Anglian-Victoria bank was robbed and both manager and cashier disappeared. ln place of the dull and dreary repetition on that had once existed, there came a brutal, chilling nightmare that might never, never end.

©2011 Ruth Rendell (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • JC
  • 01-26-12

Missing the last chapter!

What did you love best about Make Death Love Me?

Great story, would have been a great ending if chapter 25 had been included in this

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Flawed humans...

Yes, I have to believe the coincidences to love this. But by the time Rendell asks me to do that, I am so absorbed with every single one of her complex and believable flawed humans that it's easy to do! These are the true "nail-biters" for me-- when real people encounter real situations and make choices while suffering consequences for being true to their flawed selves! I could listen to the narrator for a few more days!

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Awesome - one of her best!

I love ruth rendell and this is definitely one of my favorites great way to give her a try if you haven't already

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Vintage Rendell

Classic masterpiece from the master of intrigue and brilliantly written plots about very ordinary people. Not Rendell’s best but she was incapable of writing a bad novel.

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  • Susan Random
  • 11-19-15

Make Death Love Me

If you could sum up Make Death Love Me in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, moreish and contemplative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alan Groombridge - he was a middle-aged man who felt as though his life had been blighted by a series of choices made in his late teens and yearned for something different. His journey towards making this happen is extremely interesting.

What about Ric Jerrom’s performance did you like?

Ric Jerrom is the most talented actor to voice Rendell books. He has a low, mellow and melodious tone which brings all of the different characters alive.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end - it was very sad indeed.

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  • RuthyR
  • 12-03-22

Story good - accents not so much!

Love Ric Jerrom as a narrator normally but the Irish accents here were unusual to sag the least! Small flaw though. Even though I’m
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  • Sarah
  • 09-11-22

interesting attempt at accents

if you come from Suffolk you'll wonder what in heck the narrator is doing.

if you have never heard the accent this might not bother you.

RR story good as usual

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  • Katharine Kirby
  • 09-04-22

Another worthwhile listen

I read this book years ago but thoroughly enjoyed Rick Jerome narrating. How clever the plot and the way it ended supremely satisfying. Ruth Rendell never fails to give her utmost and to completely immerse you in everyday life going terribly wrong.

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  • Catherine. Mercer
  • 01-08-22

wonderful

As always Ruth Rendell is the master writer. I'm addicted. I'm always assured a fabulous book if it is a Ruth Rendell

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  • Saraswati
  • 11-20-22

Suspend belief and enjoy

It doesn't do to look at all the ways this couldn't actually happen. The story itself, in true Rendell fashion, is human nature with all its flaws and foibles. And for that she deserves four stars. Very well narrated.