A Spoonful of Poison

An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 19
Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 19
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (373 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that now all she wants is some R&R. But as soon as she cuts back her hours, Agatha remembers that when she has too much quality time, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete, especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, happens to be a gorgeous widower. The problem is that several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event soon becomes a murder scene. Now Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the seemingly innocent village - all while falling for handsome George, who just may have some secrets of his own.

©2015 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Wanda McCaddon is NOT Penelope Keith.!!

I love Agatha Raisin & adored all of the series until I got to this stinker... The narrator makes or ,.. in this case breaks
a book.. I've been spoiled by Penelope Keith .. her change of tone and voice for every character.. her inflections and timing are superb..the cast of characters come alive and I happily immerse myself for hours on end with them...
This narrator in the role was flat, monotoned, devoid of depth.. what a pity.. Wanda is capable in other narratives,.. but she is NOT Agatha...
I asked for a refund on this one..

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Wanda McCaddon does not compare to Penelope Keith!

All I can say is that it is a shame the wonderful Penelope Keith is not the narrator on all the Agatha Raisin books. I don't understand why this happens. The performance by Wanda McCaddon was awful in comparison. Keith's voice IS Agatha's, and also all the characters in the book. Wanda McCaddon sounded like a teenager. It was hard to distinguish between characters as her voice was much the same. It really ruined the book for me so much that I have vowed if an Agatha Raisin book is not narrated by Keith, I won't listen to it. It's like watching a series on TV and having all the characters changed after several seasons with people who are no where near the original characters. Sad..

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Such a good book!

MC Beaton is such a good writer. I am definitely going to listen to this book again soon.

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Love the mystery. Hate the wishy washy heroine.

I love the mysteries. well crafted. interesting characters but Agatha is a sad, needy, tiresome heroine. Dislike her immensely. I stay for the story but I may give up because I hate all the passages about her dislike of herself or neediness for a man.

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Performance ruins the story and flow of the series. Very

Sorry I bought the book with this performer... I am afraid to check the performer of the rest of books I purchased. Very, very disappointed.

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Agatha does it again

Agatha Raisen is such a good character !!! Every book has been a treasure! ❤

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a wonderful series

I love the agatha raisin series and this book meets all the criteria to make this part of the series. listen in order!

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Agatha shines!

First of all...Wanda McCaddon does a great job of narrating! Also, it was fun to meet new characters, especially Toni. Enjoyed this one a lot!

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Always fun

Agatha Raisin is evolving. Although still rough around the edges, they're softening, but her detecting skills are still sharp.

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Excellent Series

Love it , Agatha Raisin is Amazing the way she Stumbles into More Mysteries than a Game of Clue..