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Amy S Bogen

Madison, WI United States
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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

Thoroughly enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-17

As others have said the sound quality of 4:50 from Paddington is poor. I found it difficult to understand the narrator, due to a combination of her thick British accent and the recording equipment. In fact, it sounded like she was in her living room reading into a tape recorder.

I found both stories delighful and well-written--both were full of the usual Agatha Christie wit, humor, and intrigue.

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