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4:50 from Paddington Audiobook

4:50 from Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

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. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.

But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.

This title was previously published as What Mrs. McGrillicuddy Saw!

©1957 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ruth Bain 04-12-14
    Ruth Bain 04-12-14
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    "Can't go wrong with Agatha Christie"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great narration and a typical Agatha Christie plot, starring Miss Marple. These stories are just charming, and even though there is always a murder ( sometimes more than one) there is no actual violence and nothing offensive. It's a nice change from the current tendency toward graphic descriptions of violence and mayhem.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Agatha Christie again?

    Absolutely.


    What about Emilia Fox’s performance did you like?

    She voiced the characters beautifully, both genders. Really excellent narration !


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mouse Pilot Mountain, NC, United States 07-09-17
    Mouse Pilot Mountain, NC, United States 07-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A delightful, different kind of Miss Marple!"

    This is a wonderful story, and quite different from the usual detective tales, in which the detective is in the forefront throughout the story.

    In this book, Miss Marple is puzzled by how a man that a friend witnessed killing a woman on a train was able to dispose of the body in such a way that the police cannot verify that the murder even happened. She is determined to solve the mystery, but realizes she is not up to the physical tasks her investigation requires. She thus engages the help of an engaging, intelligent, and enterprising young woman to act as her agent. It's this character's actions that we follow through most of the story, along with a few other investigators Miss Marple brings in. Her agents' adventures are fascinating to follow, but Miss Marple's way of directing her actors is where the true magic of the story is found.

    The result is very entertaining, and the narrator does a wonderful job of bringing the written word to life. This book became an instant favorite, and is one that I plan to listen to many times!



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    The girly chef 12-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it love them all"

    great story, loved her voice. I have enjoyed all the books. even my 10 year old son enjoyed it.



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    Diane L. Johnson Bellingham, Washington USA 06-28-15
    Diane L. Johnson Bellingham, Washington USA 06-28-15
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    "A lovely listen"

    All Jane Marple fans will be delighted with this audible version. The reader has captured the characters perfectly.

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    Rebecca Y. Lawyer 02-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't beat Agatha Christie!"

    I enjoyed this so much! I wanted to drag it out and make it last a long time, but I loved it too much.

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    Christina 10-06-17
    Christina 10-06-17
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    "Great performance by Emilia Fox!"

    This classic Agatha novel was wonderfully brought to life and narrated by Emilia Fox. I enjoyed the story a lot, and there is a great amount of misdirection and intrigue to keep the reader guessing until the very end.
    My only annoyance is the Miss Marple seems to know who committed the murder with about an hour left in the book. However, she doesn't tell the Detective what she knows to help guide him. It's quite frustrating. Either way, it's a great listen full of family secrets and suspicious house guests that will reel you in and keep you hooked

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    Thomas 09-22-17
    Thomas 09-22-17
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    the reader was truly excellent. She made the book. really unique voices for all the characters

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    Cherie 09-12-17
    Cherie 09-12-17
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    "Too Much Chatter"

    Dialog was endlessly Boring, narration on male characters was awful. 5 star book series Jack Reacher, How to Train Your Dragon, Hunger Games, Off to Be a Wizard, Andy Carpenter, Longmire are all stellar series with excellent narrator.

    This book may be 3 star with better narration.

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    Chatool Altamonte Springs, FL 09-01-17
    Chatool Altamonte Springs, FL 09-01-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic Christie"

    Delightful mystery with particularly engaging characters. Emilia Fox does a stellar job with her narration, making each voice distinct and believable.

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    D. Sheff Inkster, Michigan United States 08-23-17
    D. Sheff Inkster, Michigan United States 08-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Miss Marple story though longer than need be."

    A good background listen for cleaning or paperwork. Story is good but longwinded. The narrator was good.

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