I'm not sure why I bought this book, but I'm certainly glad I did. The story is interesting, the performance outstanding and the main character fascinating. It's the coming of age of the youngest son of deceased policeman in 1930 Salt Lake City, a very real and recognizable ordinary guy with fears and foibles. Such a welcome change from the super-hero Reacher kinds of guys who typically populate mysteries, which I usually choose. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look for more by this author and narrator. Good use of a credit.
Have re-discovered "quality time." Evenings listening to good books have replaced mindless tv watching. What a difference!
This production of Agatha Christie's "Sleeping Murder" was originally made for BBC radio. I had wondered what it would be like before deciding to listen to it--the experience of which left me wishing I had not waited!
I felt as though I had moved back in time to when our family actually sat around listening to stories on the radio when I was a child--and what fun that was. (Possibly why I so enjoy listening to Audio books). Those were times when the listener depended upon good actors and sound effects--and this selection does not disappoint with either.
June Whitfield plays Miss Marple (this was the last of the MIss Marple stories written by Christie), and as usual, she provides the calming presence who is able to see solutions by careful observation of what she sees and hears.
The story/play is set in England, A young woman, returning after living in New Zealand, is seeking to find a house for herself & husband. Upon finding a particular place, she begins having flashbacks from childhood that she has difficulty believing, since they point to the possibility that she may have witnessed a murder in that same house as a small child.
The rest of the play develops the characters and reveals the information needed to reach the conclusion along with Miss Marple. The people who read the other parts were each excellent--the sound quality of this production is very good. I think it might be a (relatively) recent production of a classic Christie. It does not disappoint in any way, except that it left me wishing it had been twice as long!