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Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt Audiobook

Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 26

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Publisher's Summary

A therapist moved into the village of Carsely, and Agatha Raisin hated her. Not only was this therapist, Jill Davent, romancing Agatha's ex-husband, but she had dug up details of Agatha's slum background.

Added to that, Jill was counselling a woman called Gwen Simple from Winter Parva, and Agatha firmly believed Gwen to have assisted her son in some grisly murders, although she has no proof she had done so.

A resentment is different from a dislike and needs to be shared, so as the friendship between James and Jill grows stronger, the more Agatha does to try to find out all she can about her. When Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days later, Agatha finds herself under suspicion - and must fight to clear her name.

©2015 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 02-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Really enjoyed this book cannot wait until the next installment !!!!! Agatha is such a wonderful character !!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • M. K.
    Australia
    2/14/16
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    "Thank god for Penelope Keith"

    I loved “Dishing The Dirt” simply because it was read by Penelope Keith , who IS Agatha Raisin as far as I am concerned . After hearing the last book “ Blood of an Englishman” being read by someone else I was so disappointed that if that same person read this new novel , I wasn’t going to buy it . So I was very relieved to find Penelope Keith reading it and enjoyed it so much that I heard the whole novel in just 2 days .I am afraid I am biased and love all the Agatha Raisin novels including this one .

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • W.P. GILLETTE-FUSSELL
    2/11/16
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    "Great Fun!!"
    If you could sum up Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt in three words, what would they be?

    Marvellous as always!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

    The ongoing torment of her relationship with her ex-husband, James.


    What does Penelope Keith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brings the characters to life- nobody does it better!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Derby, UK
    2/28/16
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    "Becoming rather formulaic"

    There is nothing wrong with the story and certainly not Penelope Keith's telling of it but I felt more strongly than ever that M C Beaton is becoming repetitive and the stories follow a similar pattern in her recent works. There is no more character development and too many nod the cast remain very lightly drawn. It must be difficult to stay original after so many books but the series is going the wrong way.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    5/26/16
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    "Fantastic"

    Loved this story and Penelope Keith is one of te best narrators around.




    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    THATCHAM, United Kingdom
    2/21/16
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    "easy listening"

    A bit predictable but fine to listen to whilst doing other things.
    3 more words to reach minimum for review, how silly. People should write as much or as little as they choose.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rory
    UK
    4/26/17
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    "Loved it"
    What did you like most about Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

    Nice easy listen. Plenty of characters and twists and guessing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charles - long suffering.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The epilogue as it was long and set the scene for the next book.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept me hooked.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved Penelope Keith as the narrator. Such a lovely and expressive voice. I want to listen to the first book now to see how it all started.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • eileen logan
    4/23/17
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    "good fun"

    Penelope Keith is a very good narrator. thoroughly enjoyed this book. look forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
    4/7/17
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    "A huge disappointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If only this had been as good as her first book


    What could M. C. Beaton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I really enjoyed the original Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. That was light reading and rather endearing, a great send-up of village life in the Chilterns. I hoped this book would follow in the same vein. Instead it reads like a worn-out horse that can scarcely take another step. An appalling novel, characters so thin you can see through them.


    What three words best describe Penelope Keith’s voice?

    Posh but fun


    What character would you cut from Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    The arrival of a psychotherapist offers many delightfully embarrassing Freudian possibilities to the occupants of an English village but nothing is made of it. Instead she is disposed of much too early in the plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    London, UK
    3/26/17
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    "A comfortable listen"

    Well read, nice twists and turns and Agatha does what she does best in her mildly irritating way (who has an intuition that good and that many men asking them to dinner?)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonnies40
    Largs, United Kingdom
    3/19/17
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    "Not for me"
    Would you try another book written by M. C. Beaton or narrated by Penelope Keith?

    I am a big fan of Penelope Keith but this book was a big disappointment, I will not be buying another one in this series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by M. C. Beaton again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Penelope Keith’s performances?

    Yes Penelope Keith is brilliant


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Penelope Keith was the only redeeming quality.


    Any additional comments?

    I found Agatha Raisin spiteful, malicious and catty, I could not listen for long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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