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The third volume of the M.C. Beaton mystery series, starring Penelope Keith.

When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey. Duck and Cover Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsely decide on Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up. But the village Fete is unlikely to go smoothly while the killer is still amongst them.

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It's a radio show

This is actually a recording of a radio show. Yet he actors are excellent and demonstrate the strength of Beaton's dialogue. However the annoying fiddle music and the announcer's input are distracting. Even though this version is cheap I prefer the traditional audio format

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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full cast audio

I absolutely adore the full cast show. It is well done and Miss Keith is perfect for the character. The only reason I gave it a four star is that they changed the voice of the original Roy and P.C. Wong. Otherwise I highly recommend it. Just like the old time radio shows.

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Great mystery!

I love Agatha Raisin mysteries! This one kept me guessing until the end. I highly recommend these mystery books. Wonderfully written.
The narrator is very good. Easy to follow along with. Nice voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very Entertaining

The narrator is marvellous and she makes this book a delightful bit of escapsim. Amusing and charming read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great performance

Agatha Raisin keeps all the over-fifties challenged to keep excited and involved. Penelope
Miss Keith is the perfect voice for her and her stories.

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i love Mrs. Raisin.

I love her adventures, both personal and detectively. she is quite a unique person. I want to read all her books.

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  • Samantha
  • 09-14-09

cute, lighthearted and fun

Penelope Keith is a delight. These are fun little stories, when you need to zone out.

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  • robert
  • 05-18-17

Getting better and better!

Every Agatha Raisin book I read is better than the last. I'm reading them in order, due to the backstory of Agatha's love life. This one was very good. I loved the suit of armour scene and the duck races. Highly recommend, can't wait to read the next one, The Haunted House.

Update: I have read all of them now, and re-read this one. It is one of my favourites, just as good as the first one. Read it!

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  • Mrs. B. A. Dossett
  • 10-27-16

Disappointed /confused!

I love the Agatha Raisin books and look forward to my hour before I go to sleep listening to them. However, the title of this implied two stories The Curious Curate and The Buried Treasure. The publishers review gave descriptions of both stories. Granted, It is unusual to have two stories but this book ended after the first. Am I missing something.

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  • Michelle Young
  • 01-24-15

Relaxing and fun read!

Loved this audiobook. Excellent narration by Penelope Keith made very easy listening. Stories are fun and enthralling equally.

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  • Michelle
  • 07-13-11

Mildly entertaining

I have listened to and enjoyed all the Agatha Raisin BBC dramatisations. However these two dramatisations are definitely the weakest of them all. Pretty thinly plotted and not as entertaining as the others. Still worth a listen though if you need something light!

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  • Joseph
  • 07-01-10

Witty listen

A witty and easy listen

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  • kerry
  • 08-19-16

Brilliant

Really enjoyed this one a fab listen loved it loved the characters the humour the reading well done all more please

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  • A J SALTER
  • 08-16-16

Good Fun

Agatha Raisin is not the finest amateur sleuth and she does find the most inappropriate men but she does have charm. Penelope Keith brings her wonderfully to life and it is easy to get drawn in to the fun as Agatha rushes around looking for clues.

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  • Mr. L. R. D
  • 12-01-15

I wish they would make more

Would you consider the audio edition of Agatha Raisin to be better than the print version?

I've never read the printed version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin?

the performance is brilliant with a good cast that bring the audio book to life

Have you listened to any of Penelope Keith’s other performances? How does this one compare?

only the other Raisin books that are available on Audible

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

no the overall performance, I prefer cast than just a narrator when it comes to audio books I've re-listened to this several times

Any additional comments?

I wish they would make more!