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  • Man in the Brown Suit & 4:50 From Paddington

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Joan Hickson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

Romance, adventure, and train travel can all be a little bit dangerous, especially in the hands of Agatha Christie. The Man in the Brown Suit: Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her - and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. 4:50 From Paddington: 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....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two mysteries

  • By Bebe on 06-10-15

Least favorite Agatha Christie listens so far

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-13

If you’ve listened to books by Agatha Christie before, how does this one compare?

I only listened to The Man in the Brown Suit, which I found to have particularly uninteresting characters. I did not listen to 4:50 from Paddington, although the story sounded very interesting, because I thought the audio was terrible. The narrator sounds recorded from very far away. Additionally, the narrator reads the story very slowly. I stopped listening after 10 minutes. I have listened to probably 20 Agatha Christie novels so far, all of which I enjoyed, so this set of books was a disappointment.

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