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.
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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MC Beaton is such a good writer. I am definitely going to listen to this book again soon.
Agatha Raisin is evolving. Although still rough around the edges, they're softening, but her detecting skills are still sharp.
Love it , Agatha Raisin is Amazing the way she Stumbles into More Mysteries than a Game of Clue..
...a little. And as usual falling for the wrong man. Still a fun read with some truly weird characters.
Would you listen to A Spoonful of Poison again? Why?
Yes, it's entertaining
Who was your favorite character and why?
George - he was dispicable!!
What about Wanda McCaddon’s performance did you like?
She's a great narrator
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I certainly laughed in a few places. Cry - no.
Any additional comments?
Great story, love her series of books. Can't wait to read the next one
Would you consider the audio edition of A Spoonful of Poison to be better than the print version?
Not necessarily better because M.C. Beaton is a great writer, but definitely enhanced by a great narrator, Wanda McCaddon, aka Donada Peters.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes, because I didn't suspect Trixie until half way thru.
Have you listened to any of Wanda McCaddon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes. Many performances under her other name--Donada Peters. She is wonderful as Agatha. She does both male and female voices so well you forget you're listening to just one person. So good to see Donada back after a long absence. Please don't switch narrators again. Stick with a winner.
Any additional comments?
Wanda McCaddon/Donada Peters IS Agatha Raisin. Her voice inflections capture Agatha and all the other characters beautifully. I can listen to her narration so again and again. The other narrators, once is enough and Allison Larkin has got to go. While she is a good enough narrator, she is a failed experiment for the Agatha Raisin series.
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