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Agatha Christie: Sparkling Cyanide (BBC Radio 4 Drama)

There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance. Published in 1945, "Sparkling Cyanide" is all about remembrance. It begins with six characters recalling the horrific death of Rosemary Barton, a beautiful but shallow young heiress poisoned by a cyanide-spiked glass of champagne whilst celebrating her birthday at a smart London restaurant.
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Publisher's Summary

There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance. Published in 1945, Sparkling Cyanide is all about remembrance. It begins with six characters recalling the horrific death of Rosemary Barton, a beautiful but shallow young heiress poisoned by a cyanide-spiked glass of champagne whilst celebrating her birthday at a smart London restaurant. Rosemary haunts all six characters, each of them a suspect, throughout the story - and it's not until her killer is found and her ghost laid to rest that the group can move on, though they will never forget. With a distinguished cast including Peter Wight and Amanda Drew, this wonderfully entertaining production retains the thrill of Agatha Christie's clever, compulsive story.

©2012 Agatha Christie (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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    Cheryl Waters 07-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good performance/Typical Christie plot"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    BBC productions always rate highly, especially on sale.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting is the mathematical possibilities between four couples...

    Least interesting is why points of view are limited until the denouement...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where the poisoning occurs..."Black Coffee" is another example.


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

    My disappointment was not in the performances, but in the plot, which was not predictable due to hidden information...A second listening may prove me wrong...


    Any additional comments?

    Still a good buy and proof that troupe performances make for good entertainment!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kimjustman 03-20-13
    kimjustman 03-20-13

    I like classic mysteries.

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    "Very nice descriptive drama."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Agatha Christie: Sparkling Cyanide (BBC Radio 4 Drama) to be better than the print version?

    A good book can never be replaced although this BBC Radio 4 Drama did do a great job holding my interest.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Christie: Sparkling Cyanide (BBC Radio 4 Drama)?

    the most memorable moments were the parts that kept me trying to figure out who did it.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Wight and Amanda Drew – was your favorite?

    All characters were beautifully played.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes,


    Any additional comments?

    love the radio dramas from BBC,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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