• Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death

  • Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,039 ratings)

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Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death

By: M. C. Beaton
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
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Publisher's Summary

Agatha Raisin's neighboring village of Ancombe is usually the epitome of quiet rural charm, but the arrival of a new mineral-water company - which intends to tap into the village spring - sends tempers flaring and divides the parish council into two stubborn camps. When Agatha, who happens to be the PR person for the water company, finds the council chairman murdered at the spring, tongues start wagging. Could one of the council members have silenced the chairman before he could cast the deciding vote? It is up to Agatha, still nursing a bruised heart from her broken engagement, to investigate the councilors, solve the crime - and promote the water company in the face of all this scandal.

©2007 M. C. Beaton (P)2007 AudioGO

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Possibly the weakest of the series

In this book the author uses too much I think of the established patterns in the previous stories. The book reads oddly formulaic. The performance as usual from Penelope Keith is wonderful but the material is fairly reasonable at best

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On to the next!

At the risk of repeating myself, I LOVE THIS SERIES, and I strongly recommend that you get it.
I would also like to reiterate how funny these stories are. I find myself LOL while I listen--the problem being that I'm sometimes listening at 0200 in the morning. Yeah, my Husband was NOT happy.
On to the next!

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Excellent, Engaging Narration

I would buy a ticket to hear Penelope Keith read a train schedule, a phone book, or all the "begats" in The Book of Genesis. She is one talented and funny actress.

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I love M.C. Beaton!

Beaton nails it again. Her characters with all of their human frailties, her twists and turns of plot makes me want to keep listening to more of her books on Audible.

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Agatha, Agatha

Agatha is getting kinda whiney. All she wants is James, but he keeps treating her like crap and she goes along with it, leaving this book ending in the same place as the last. Roy is the saving character in this book adding some very lacking comedic relief.

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This is a fun novel.

Agatha and Roy are hilarious in this one. M.C. Beaton is so clever and witty. Penelope Keith is the most entertaining narrator ever.

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Not as good

This book in the series is interesting but not as good as others . Penelope Keith is always entertaining and is still so. Enjoyed her characterizations The story line however, is somewhat thin.

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thorrbuddy

There are times when our Agatha becomes a bit PATHETIC. However the "who done it" aspect remains intriguing.

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Has M.C. Beaton Lost Her Touch???

A perfectly good murder mystery ruined by needless CRAP!!! PLEASE!!! This is the second in the series that I am SO disappointed in . . . Is someone else writing these? I don't like Agatha in this and the last book . . . she's hateful, sleazy, and no longer witty . . . and James has gone completely off his rocker . . . I can see by other reviewers that some are not turned off by Agatha's sleeping around with any Tom, Dick or Harry . . . but I am . . . I'm already committed . . . as I've bought the next two . . . but I'm quickly losing hope for M.C. Beaton and Agatha :(

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Wellspring of Death

I have enjoyed this series but, I swear I am sick of Agatha’s obsession with darling James. I realize this is just a character in a story but has she no pride? If she is

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