Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman audiobook

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late

By Harry Kemelman
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Rabbi Small Mysteries: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664507968

  • ISBN: 9781664615793

Runtime: 6.52 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award

Young and unassuming Rabbi David Small sorts through puzzling pieces of mysteries with logic straight from the Talmud. In Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, a shocking discovery on the temple grounds threatens to ruin both the diligent rabbi and the entire Jewish community at Barnard's Crossing. Unaware that his congregation is grumbling about his rumpled appearance and absent-minded manner, Rabbi Small spends long hours poring over scholarly books. But he is forced to face his congregants' discontent when the police discover a young woman's body outside the temple-and her handbag in his car. Suddenly Rabbi Small must study motives and uncover the killer, or lose more than his followers. Best-selling author Harry Kemelman fills his shrewdly plotted mysteries with likeable and cunning characters who could be your next door neighbors. Personally approved for this unabridged recording by the author's estate, veteran narrator George Guidall expertly brings the harried rabbi and his mutinous congregation to life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This zany title is sure to send listeners into peals of laughter.” School Library Journal
“This Edgar Award-winning novel was the first in the wonderful Rabbi Small series of murder mysteries. Along with solving the crime, the rabbi offers lessons in Judaism.” Library Journal
“Harry Kemelman fans consider Friday the Rabbi Slept Late to be the best of the late author’s Rabbi David Small murder mysteries. George Guidall’s narration defines the personality of the series superbly. While the novel is a whodunit, it is character-driven and also explains Judaism and aspects of synagogue politics. Guidall captures Rabbi Small’s brilliant, albeit low-key and harried, personality with ease. Guidall also excels in his ability to define the residents of Barnard’s Crossing. Whether it is Police Chief Lanigan, the rabbi’s wife, Miriam, the feuding members of the rabbi’s congregation, or the bigots populating the town, Guidall provides each with a strong yet distinct personality, enriching a book whose religious undertones are surprisingly timeles. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Harry Kemelman

Author Bio: Harry Kemelman

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English