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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 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

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

Surprisingly Good

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

Reviewed: 04-13-13

Both stories are good but I really like the Man in the Brown Suit. It is fun to listen to a book with so many changes of locale. Emilia Fox is a good narrator. I always think I will like Joan Hickson's narration as she is great in the old BBC Miss Marple's, but I don't think she's a good choice. Her speaking style seems so affected, and I can never get the volume loud enough to properly hear her. I don't have that issue with any other readers.

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