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Parker Pyne Investigates Audiobook

Parker Pyne Investigates: A Parker Pyne Collection

Mrs. Packington felt alone, helpless, and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in the Times that read: "Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne." Equally adept at putting together the fragments of a murder mystery or the pieces of a broken marriage, Mr. Parker Pyne is possibly the world's most unconventional private investigator. Armed with just his intuitive knowledge of human nature, he is an Englishman abroad, traveling the globe to solve and undo crime and misdemeanor.
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Mrs. Packington felt alone, helpless, and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in the Times that read: "Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne."

Equally adept at putting together the fragments of a murder mystery or the pieces of a broken marriage, Mr. Parker Pyne is possibly the world's most unconventional private investigator. Armed with just his intuitive knowledge of human nature, he is an Englishman abroad, traveling the globe to solve and undo crime and misdemeanor.

©1934 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    Sue 02-01-15
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    "Love Agatha Christie"

    Excellent narrative of the usual great Agatha Christie story. Worthy of a re- listen at a later date and time.

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    Amelia 12-07-15
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    "LOVE Mr. Parker Pine!!"

    I love the Mr. Parker Pine stories! They are all fantastic but the last one will make you marvel at Christie's genius!
    Hugh Fraser is an amazing narrator!

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    Poppisima The United States of America 08-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Stories a bit dated"

    Hugh Fraser does a fine job, but many of the stories were less than gripping. They were all fairly comic, though, so the book is amusing, and occasionally, Christie's delightful sense of humor and self-deprecation peeks through, as when a character takes a break from Greek ruins to spend an afternoon reading a thriller.

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    What did you love best about Parker Pyne Investigates?

    The different stories and characters. Not a real detective story per se


    What did you like best about this story?

    The period details. Flappers and such like. One of Pyne's employees referred to as a 'vamp'


    Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

    The 'vamp'.


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

    It did both. I very much enjoyed this book and also The Mysterious Mr. Quinn.


    Any additional comments?

    As much as I enjoy her detective novels I think a lot of readers/listeners miss the boat by not checking out Miss Christie's short stories. She had a real gift for writing them especially ones with a twist in the end.

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