Miss Marple
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  • 1

    The Murder at the Vicarage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, "would be doing the world at large a service!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

    Frank says: "Joan Hickson is perfect"
    Joan Hickson is perfect

    Not perhaps Christie's best, being the earliest of the Miss Marple mysteries, but the puzzle is neatly constructed, and Joan HIckson is the perfect na..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2007 by Frank (London, United Kingdom)
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    The Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a favor!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later - when the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.

    Scaramouche239 says: "Christie's Story+Grant's Performance = Great Book!"
    Christie's Story+Grant's Performance = Great Book!

    I would certainly listen to it again. The story was brilliant and had me second guessing everything I thought. The clues were all there, but I misse..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 11 2014 by Scaramouche239 ()
  • 2

    The Thirteen Problems

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (30)

    When her friends from the Tuesday Night Club visit Miss Marple's house, the conversation often turns to unsolved crimes. Trying to solve these 13 mysteries are Raymond West, a young writer; the artist Joyce Lemprière; Dr Pender, the clergyman, who claims to know the hidden side of human character; Mr Petherick, a lawyer who is only interested in the logical approach; and Sir Henry Clithering, whose experience as commissioner of Scotland Yard speaks for itself.

    Elisa says: "Awesome Miss Marple Short Stories"
    Awesome Miss Marple Short Stories

    Its a series of 13 short stories, expertly read by Joan Hickson (my favourite Miss Marple). Each story is the perfect length to listen to before bed, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 08 2012 by Elisa (Cronulla, Australia)
  • 3

    The Body in the Library

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry?

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

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    The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library.She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery... before tongues start to wag.

    Amazon Customer says: "A classic Christie"
    A classic Christie

    Narrator - Stephanie Cole

    Narration - I was ok with Stephanie Cole's narration. I was not loving it, but I did not hate it. I found it to b..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2013 by Amazon Customer (Noblesville, IN, United States)
  • 4

    The Moving Finger

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said, "I can't go on". Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

    Bethanie Innes says: "Great Story"
    Great Story

    I love the story and love joan Hickson but her reading was somewhat slurred which slightly marred the reading.

    Reviewed on March 22 2009 by Bethanie Innes (Tamworth, NSW Australia)
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    The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs. Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note says "I can’t go on", but Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure of anyone - as secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly.

    Calliope says: "great characterizations with a little mystery"
    great characterizations with a little mystery

    This is a great small-town drama with wonderful characterizations and (oh, by the way) there's a little mystery thrown in to the mix. It's really not..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2013 by Calliope (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • 5

    A Murder is Announced

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m." A childish practical joke? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out.

    Elisa says: "Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon"
    Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon

    I just love Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories. And Joan Hickson is my favourite Miss Marple. Her voice has that very proper English lady sound whi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2012 by Elisa (Cronulla, Australia)
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    A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette that read: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m." Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out....

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  • 6

    They Do it With Mirrors

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr. Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate: shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr. Gilbrandsen's visit.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

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    They Do It with Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate - shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger's visit...and his murder.

    This title was previously published as Murder with Mirrors.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 7

    A Pocket Full of Rye

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.

    Linda says: "Pocket full of rye"
    Pocket full of rye

    Yet again Joan Hickson's perfect clipped English diction makes for wonderful listening. She is the perfect Agatha Christie narrator and tells this st..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 17 2010 by Linda (Ormond, Australia)
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    A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor that confirmed Miss Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme....

    Calliope says: "Performance brings down an otherwise good story"
    Performance brings down an otherwise good story

    Although I listened to the little sample of this audiobook, I'm afraid that the narration didn't hold up over time, and the characterizations got to s..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 31 2013 by Calliope (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • 8

    4: 50 From Paddington

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

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    4:50 from Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse. This title was previously published as What Mrs. McGrillicuddy Saw!

    RueRue says: "Can't go wrong with Agatha Christie"
    Can't go wrong with Agatha Christie

    Great narration and a typical Agatha Christie plot, starring Miss Marple. These stories are just charming, and even though there is always a murder (..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2014 by RueRue (Orange County, CA)
  • 9

    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (14)

    One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation: into human nature.

    Charlotte says: "Another twisted mystery from Christie"
    Another twisted mystery from Christie

    Another excellent Agatha Christie mystery, ably read by Joan Hickson. The to-be-expected whiplash moment is present, as just when you think you have ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2012 by Charlotte (Kingston 10, Jamaica)
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    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    One minute, silly Heather Babcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure, poisoned by a deadly cocktail. It seems likely that the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But while the police fumble to find clues, Miss Marple begins to ask her own questions, because as she knows...even the most peaceful village can hide dark secrets.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 10

    A Caribbean Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    As Jane Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

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    A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal.

    Moira L. Mefein says: "Nicely done; a bit rambling but worth reading"
    Nicely done; a bit rambling but worth reading

    Interesting tropical mystery

    Reviewed on June 20 2014 by Moira L. Mefein (Florida)
  • 11

    At Bertram's Hotel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer.

    Charlotte says: "Agatha Christie Always Pleases"
    Agatha Christie Always Pleases

    As with every Agatha Christie, this one features a couple of breakneck twists that keep you guessing to the very end. My only complaint would be ther..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2011 by Charlotte (Kingston 10, Jamaica)
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    At Bertram's Hotel: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    When Jane Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's: a restored London hotel with traditional decor, impeccable service - and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day....

    Pamela says: "One of my favorite Agatha Christies"
    One of my favorite Agatha Christies

    I enjoyed the twists and turns, and the intricate plot lines. I like the stories where Christie developes her characters to this extent. One of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2012 by Pamela (Mooresville, NC, United States)
  • 12

    Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    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. Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel 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.

    mary says: "Good reading"
    Good reading

    I first heard of this book as a Marple episode. The book was a lot better.

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by mary (perthshire, United Kingdom)
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    Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    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....

    RueRue says: "Not Prime Time Miss Marple"
    Not Prime Time Miss Marple
    Reviewed on May 03 2014 by RueRue (Orange County, CA)
  • 13

    The Sleeping Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernise the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they have to solve a "perfect" crime committed many years before.

    Sandy says: "Miss M does a little weeding in the garden"
    Miss M does a little weeding in the garden

    Stephanie Cole has given a very good performance in this little gem from Christie.

    Without doing a second reading, I think most of the clues ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2013 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
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    Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs.

    In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a "perfect" crime committed many years before.

    Kathleen says: "The Last Miss Marple Mystery"
    The Last Miss Marple Mystery

    Gwenda and her new husband, Giles, were moving to England from New Zealand. Gwenda came first to find a house. She found one that seemed perfect to he..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • 14

    Miss Marple's Final Cases

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    First, the mystery man in the church with a bullet-wound. Then, the riddle of a dead man's buried treasure...the curious conduct of a caretaker after a fatal riding accident...the corpse and a tape-measure...the girl framed for theft...and the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger. Here are six gripping cases with one thing in common: the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple.

    Paul McMahon says: "Joan Hickson - the best Marple"
    Joan Hickson - the best Marple

    These stories are evocative of Agatha Christie's general style. They are read by Joan Hickson - the best Marple - from the 1980s TV series. The storie..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2010 by Paul McMahon (Fremantle, Australia)