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  • Agatha Raisin: Potted Gardener and The Walkers of Dembley (Dramatisation)

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in two more full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas. Agatha Raisin, the Columbo of the Cotswolds, is back in two more full-cast dramas based on the bestselling books by M. C. Beaton.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatized Radio Production, Not Unabridged Book

  • By Ellen on 01-02-11

More please

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-08

These are marvelous and although they take some liberties with the plots, very worthwhile. I am hoping that more of these BBC productions will become available.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Jane Austen Book Club

  • By: Karen Joy Fowler
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Schraf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112

Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • agree with Lisa

  • By Kathy on 06-26-04

Really bad narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-05

I have to agree with the reviewers who criticized the narrator of this book. I found her tone so distracting and annoying that I simply stopped listening, although I have been wanting to read this book for a while. I've decided that I would rather read this in paper form than listen to her for another minute.

I'm sorry that I didn't check out these reviews before I selected this book and I will do so in future to avoid being disappointed again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful