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The fifth volume in the M.C. Beaton mystery series, starring Penelope Keith.

After pursuing him for nearly four years, Agatha is finally about to marry James Lacey, the handsome Colonel next door. But there's just one little problem.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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Misleading heading

What disappointed you about Agatha Raisin?

Agatha Raisin, as always, was very enjoyable but at the time I am writing this review, the title of this audible book is The Wizard of Evesham and the Murderous Marriage and that is what the description said was included in this audible book but it's just The Murderous Marriage so it's very misleading. False advertising, really.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I loved the book, I don't love Audible's incorrect description about what was included.

Any additional comments?

Audible needs to update this.

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  • Kristi
  • PHOENIX, AZ, United States
  • 10-13-12

Great fun hearing Agatha acted out!

This is a dramatization, but being a fan of Agatha Raisin novels, I found it quite entertaining. All of the actors are wonderful and my only complaint that it was over too soon!

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Very good book!

Penelope Keith makes it easy to follow along with this book. As usual, I very much enjoyed another Agatha Raisin mystery. I recommend her books to all mystery buffs.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Radio Play - Unabridged vs Abridged

Would you listen to Agatha Raisin again? Why?

Narration:<br/>Fantastic! So enjoyable. Penelope Keith just IS Agatha Raisin, and all the other characters are so believable. Highly recommended.<br/><br/>Story:The radio play is (obviously) not going to be as involved as the unabridged book, but it is involved enough to be entertaining and not so involved that you have to pay strict and close attention - nice and breezy. As a radio play should be IMHO.<br/><br/>** Abridged VS Unabridged:<br/><br/>There are a lot of complaints about these being the 'Abridged' version of the books that are listed as 'Unabridged'. So, here's the skinny. Radio Plays often refer to themselves as 'Unabridged' even if the Radio Play itself is an abridged version of the book. What you are getting is an 'Unabridged Radio Play' - the whole play, but not necessarily the whole book.<br/><br/>A number of Radio Plays (including some of the Agatha Raisin plays) are incorrectly categorized as an Audiobook, so they are listed as Unabridged Audiobooks when they should either be listed as an Unabridged Radio Play or (minimally) an Abridged Audiobook.<br/><br/>Weird, yah?<br/><br/>** Finding the Radio Play Collections:<br/><br/>Audible does a TERRIBLE job in organizing them so they are very hard to find.<br/><br/>There are currently 5 Radio Play Collections on Audible (as of now):<br/>- Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death and the Vicious Vet (Dramatisation)<br/>- Agatha Raisin: Potted Gardener and The Walkers of Dembley (Dramatisation)<br/>- Agatha Raisin: The Wizard Of Evesham & The Murderous Marriage<br/>- Agatha Raisin: The Terrible Tourist and Fairies of Frylam (Dramatisation)<br/>- Agatha Raisin: The Curious Curate & The Buried Treasure<br/><br/>Some are listed as just Agatha Raisin, without listing the title within the collection. No idea why.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Penelope Keith. Amazingly dry and well-delivered. Just as I imagine Agatha Raisin to be.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Advertised as unabridged and it is not

This book has "unabridged" as its description and it is a dramatic rendition. While it is ok, it certainly does not qualify as unabridged in the classic sense.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Love

Love this series! Agatha Raisin gets better with every book. Always a murder to solve.

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WHAT FUN

M C Beaton knows how to tell a story. And Penelope knows how to deliver.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Chris
  • BLACKBURN, Australia
  • 01-06-13

Makes me think of my mother!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Recommended to friends because of the extremely "listenable" voice of Penelope Keith and the wit and story-line by the author

What did you like best about this story?

Penelope's voice.....

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

Friendly voice - seems to always "smiling" as she speaks - an important quality for a reader

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The very first mention of the words "Mrs Raisin" (strangely enough).

Any additional comments?

This series caught my attention because the name "Mrs Raisin" is the same as my mothers! I always thought while growing up that the surname "Raisin" would be a bit of a cross to bear....but now I see that it is one of which I can be proud! Mrs Raisin is my hero!(Both the literary one and my dear Mum)......Chris Raisin

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  • Samantha
  • 05-14-10

A good listen - BBC radio version

This is a good listen - ideal for the car, however this audiobook does not contain the unabridged books, but rather the BBC radio plays based upon these books starring Penelope Keith. The radio plays are very good, although obviously much shorter than the books, and Penelope Keith makes an excellent Agatha.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • R. A. Johnston
  • 10-30-16

No Wizard of Evesham!

WARNING Don't be fooled into thinking that you are getting two books for the price of one as the Wizard of Evesham is NOT included in this audiobook. For this reason only I have to give the overall mark 3 stars - how can i judge what i wasn't given? It's an odd paring anyway as The Murderous Marriage is book 5 and the Wizard of Evesham is book 8! However, the price for the single book is actually cheaper than a lot of the other Agatha Raisin books, so if you pay for it then you are still getting your money's worth (of course if you bought it with a credit you may well feel that you have been conned).

You can actually tell by the running time of about 6 hours that there cannot possibly be two unabridged books included, and if you look at the book cover you can see that it only mentions The Murderous Marriage.

I see that there is another 'double-up' book on offer (The Curious Curate and Buried Treasure). Again, only the Curious Curate shows on the book cover, and the running time is only 6.5 hours so I doubt that Buried Treasure is also on there but I haven't bought it yet so this is just my surmise.

Anyway, back to the review of The Murderous Marriage, all I can say is that the performance and story both get 5* - Penelope Keith's performance is as good as ever and the book is as entertaining as all the previous ones.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • 08-26-17

Bumbler

Great story as once again agatha
With the help of friends finds the
Murderer. Beautifully read by the right
Person Penelope Keith very much enjoyed
And looking forward to the next book

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  • Alexandra Allen
  • 09-09-16

Great Story

Loved every minute Penelope Kieth brought it to life. Will look for more of these.

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  • cheryl
  • 10-26-16

Didn't have Wizard of Evesham on there? Confused.

Didn't have Wizard of Evesham on there! Confused. Listened to Murderous marriage. New to audible so not sure if I am using it correctly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful