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Absent in the Spring

A Mary Westmacott Novel
Narrated by: Jacqui Crago
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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'The one book that has satisfied me completely – the book I always wanted to write.' Agatha Christie. Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks. Looking back over the years, Joan painfully re-examines her attitudes, relationships and actions and becomes increasingly uneasy about the person who is revealed to her….

©2011 Mary Westamacott (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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My favourite book of all of Christie's books

As soon as I heard the first words in the sample I knew I would love this book. The voice and the manner of Jackie Crago suits this book perfectly. That is exactly how I imagined Joan Scudamore to sound. I knew the story, I'd read this book before and Iloved it.

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  • MLBen
  • 07-12-19

brilliantly written

loved it. Definitely recommend. A book that makes you think. I will listen again great.

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  • Ellesce
  • 01-16-19

My favourite all time book

I read this book so many times and it never ceases to make me think and to move me. What a beautiful novel

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  • amemfajael
  • 07-21-17

A book that makes you think about your life.

A woman finds herself marooned in a lonely place and is forced to review her life. Nothing much happens, but it is compelling listening. As ever, Agatha Christie, shows a great understanding of human nature and her wonderful gift of storytelling. I wish it had gone on longer.

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  • Robyn
  • 02-04-19

Amazing and Powerful!

Insightful! Beautifully written. Agatha Christie as social commentator and believer in humanity. Wonderful! well read!