In utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel...an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. He had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.
Soon she is faced with a new crime...the ultimate crime...murder. It seems someone is adamant that past evils remained buried....
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This was so drawn out, with endless repetition of the slim facts and clues of this almost non-existent mystery. Almost no story, but the characters, as always in Agatha Christie, are fun. Great narration by Emilia Fox !
Very disappointing. The first Agatha Christie that I didn't enjoy.
Consistently good author, one of my favorites. I guessed wrong "whodunit" but thankfully Miss Marple did not. Nicely narrated too.
Agatha Christie is one of my favorit authors
A lot of her voicis was the same so that could have been better.
Her first conversation whith miss Temple
I just can't listen to Emilia Fox narrating Miss Marple. After listening to the audiobooks that Joan Hickson narrated, as well as the radio plays, I could not get past Emilia Fox's performance. It's not often you get to be spoiled by having your personal, iconic Miss Marple acttress read the same stories, but we got lucky there, until now. EF cannot pull this off and it just ruined it for me. And the first instance of her doing a male voice, Mr. Rafael, is just grating, jarring, whatever you want to call it. That's when I hit pause and returned this book. Shame.
After catching an episode of Ms Marpel on PBS the other day. I deparately needed more if this wise old woman. This audiobook did not disappoint.
Agatha Christie has always been a favorite, and this series is so delightful to listen to.
Absolutely riveting... such true representation of what an elderly person is peculiarly capable of seeing and understanding which would escape younger people.
Yes. I only buy audio books that I plan to listen to multiple times. This one was pretty well plotted, without the "hidden factors" that Christie sometimes relies upon. I enjoyed the fact that it involved a "solved" crime that had, in fact,not been solved at all.
Miss Marple is always a favorite character of mine. I love her mix of doddering little old lady and high mental acuity.
Miss Marple contemplating those white flowers in the garden, and her reaction to what they implied.
The reader had some obvious difficulty with the male voices, so they were occasionally distracting. Nonetheless, the book is a worthwhile "read".
Agatha Christie - definitely! Emilia Fox - probably not.
The print version to be able to skip the long, tedious parts. Or the TV movie with Joan Hickson as Miss Marple.
Yes and No. The characters all had separate, distinct voices but some of them were grating and annoying.
Absolutely - Joan Hickson was wonderful in the (TV) movie.
I love Agatha Christie stories but this one really needed some editing - 9-plus hours was just too long with a lot of repeating dialogue that finally got tedious. And I couldn't lose myself in the story because I was too aware of the narrator - she reminded me of an American trying to be British.
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