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Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 12
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 12
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Abandoned by new husband, James, Agatha Raisin hops on a plane to the South Pacific in the hope that an idyllic holiday will bring some consolation. There, she befriends a honeymooning couple but, tragically, the young bride is accidentally drowned. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation - a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in the river. The police say suicide, but Agatha sets out to prove them wrong.

©2006 M. C. Beaton (P)2012 AudioGO

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Another pleasant visit with Agatha

The latest addition in this series is funny, light and very enjoyable. The plot was well developed and the characters intersting and amusing. This is truly a good book.

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Consistent Development

The stories remain engaging and fresh partly due to the entrance and exit, and re-entrance of various new and old characters. While Bill Wong, the Vicar's wife, and Roy remain consistent interlocutors, they are somewhat more in the background than Agatha's co-sleuths, who carry more of the weight of each story. James Lacey, Charles Fraith, and now John Armitage provide the up front foils for Agatha's detecting and their here, gone, and again here give the stories consistency and grounding. Their serial introductions keep the story line from becoming too staid. These are fun stories and provide good entertainment without the heaviness of more serious stories. Even so, these are not comedies and while there is some humor, it plays a distant role and occurs naturally as part of the story at infrequent, even sparse instances.

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Another great story of Agatha and her adventures

Always a great story and a few good laughs following Agatha as she attempts to solve a mystery before the police do.

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Always wonderful. My favorite character?

Once again, another great story. So good that I have actually listened to all of them a few years ago, and am going back through them now that I have audible.

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a wonderful series

This is a great series which I have spoken about before. The series continues to grow in its story introducing new characters to bulk out the back story and add layers and texture to future stories.

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Agatha Raisin solves another murder!

The stories just keep getting better and better. I thought that 2 characters were gone for good. One is definitely back and I can't wait to read the next book to find out about the other one...I won't give away any spoilers!

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John replaces James and charles

I hope agatha learns she doeant need a love interest to make her life meaningful.

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A good Agatha

I thought the story was actually a pretty good one for the series which I find to be good lighthearted fun

And Agatha is both funny and as one of the character says “never boring”

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Wrong Spanish Accent

Sigh. Apparently, no-one told Penelope Keith that a Chilean accent is VERY different from a Spain-Spanish accent. In South America, Central America, and North America, Spanish speakers do NOT have the “th”/lisp! Thus, the Hernandez family (& others) would NOT pronounce their “z”s, “s”s, etc. with a “th” sound. They also would NOT pronounce “English” as if there were an “H” in front of it. Hmmnnn... do Spain-Spanish people add an “H” sound?

How did NO-ONE involved in the production bother to find out what makes up a Chilean accent? (Especially since, not only is it VERY different from a Spain-Spanish accent, Chilean also has features unique to it, compared to other “Latino” accents.)

Story is good; interesting, and we learn some new information re different locales, as per usual :-)

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Agatha needs some SERIOUS therapy

Still liking the series, but I have to admit Agatha's behavior is putting me off a bit. She is a classic example of narcissistic personality disorder. I believe it stems from her upbringing in the slums which then gave her a massive inferiority complex. It was the only way she knew how to survive, but unfortunately she never picked up healthy coping mechanisms along the way and WAHLAH. ....We have the Agatha of today. She scrutinizes everyone's behavior to the tenth degree, always looking for a slight, but blatantly excuses her own behavior, no matter how destructive and disruptive, with little consideration at all. M.C. Beaton, get your girl's shit together. I am beginning to think we are reading more than an entertaining mystery. I think you are writing a cautionary tale on full display to your readers and that you hope, really hope they will take notice and learn. Unfortunately, I must admit that this is becoming tiresome and truly a distraction from the story. Let's get back on track, please.....thank you.

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