Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha has not given up on Christmas. To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream while surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum. Holly berries glistened, snow fell gently outside, and inside, all was Dickensian jollity. And in her dreams, James Lacey kissed her under the mistletoe, and like a middle-aged sleeping beauty, she would awake to passion once more....
Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: Christmas and her ex, James Lacey. This year Agatha is sure that if she invites James to a splendid Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log. But that fantasy will have to wait for now. A wealthy widow - who had sent Agatha a letter saying a member of her family intended to kill her - has been found dead. Now Agatha must set out to find the murderer, even though, in her heart, she's still dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones she and James used to know.
©2015 M.C. Beaton (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Home for the Holidays
Love the Agatha mysteries and have listened to all up to this point read by Penelope Keith. This narrator is quite inferior. Often I cannot tell which Character is speaking. She makes no effort to change her voice with the different characters. Very annoying., especially since the Penelope Keith versions were free rentals from the library.
Not better because I love M.C. Beaton's books, but definitely an enhanced and enjoyable experience.
When Roy accidentally cranks up the snow blowing machine and covers poor Agatha.
Many, many performances under her other name-Donada Peters.
No. I like the audiobook experience to last for a while.
After suffering through an unexplained switch from Donada Peters to Penelope Keith and Alison Larkin I was prepared to be disappointed by another off the mark performance. Within 30 seconds of listening I said to myself, "It says the narrator is Wanda McCaddon, but she sounds like Donada Peters twin". Sure enough, when I investigated I discovered that Wanda and Donada are the same person. Thank you!!!!! Please don't switch again. Nobody but nobody nails the Agatha Raisin characters like Wanda/Donada.
Love this style of writing, good characters, great storylines. I have become a fan of Agatha Raisin mysteries!
I loved Agatha, she sounds a very spirited lady! I also think Tony has opened up and is a good sidekick to Agatha.
There were a few good ones, but I enjoyed her first visit to the Manor House and the subsequent weekend she spent there. I also particularly enjoy hearing about the villages in the Cotswold she lives in, or visits. One of my favorite parts of England so it's lovely to imagine where she is.
Yes, if I had the time.
I am now an Agatha Raisin fan!. Just signed up for her latest book. Can't wait to start listening.
Another great Agatha Raisin mystery. If you've listened to a few of the AR mysterues, you will rate this as one of your favorites. The best part is Agatha ' s Christmas party.
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