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Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Audiobook

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death: Agatha Raisin, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Agatha Raisin, high-flying public relations boss turned village sleuth. After her many years of bullying and cajoling others, her early retirement to a picture-perfect village in the Cotswolds is a dream come true.

©2004 M.C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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    Rachel Adelaide, Australia 08-29-12
    Rachel Adelaide, Australia 08-29-12
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    "Exactly what I was after!"

    M.C.Beaton has introduced a lovely invention in Agatha Raisin; a late middle-aged lady who has sold up her PR business in London to realise a lifelong dream of living in a cottage in the Cotswolds. Far from being a paragon, Agatha has spent her working life bullying and manipulating to succeed in a cutthroat business and finds with a shock that her new idyllic setting may require her to, as one potential friend suggests, "learn to like people".
    The plotline is entertaining, the characters colourful, the heroine amusingly flawed, and the performance by Penelope Keith is truly masterful.
    If you are looking to be entertained this won't fail to please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Emilia
    London, United Kingdom
    10/5/12
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    "Completely loved it!"

    I'm now hooked on this series after listening to this audio book! Highly recommended if you enjoy Agatha Christie and midsummer murders for a bit of light entertainment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/2/17
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    "An easy listen, nothing challenging"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Fun if you don't want to really concentrate or think too hard.


    What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

    Always a pleasure


    Did Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death inspire you to do anything?

    Not move to a small village in the middle of nowhere.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/10/13
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    "Thoroughly recommended"
    What made the experience of listening to Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death the most enjoyable?

    The first Agatha Raisin, 'lady detective', novel establishes Agatha as a newcomer to the English countryside, vacillating about staying, and surprising herself by making new friends and becoming actually popular for the first time in her pushy, go-getting, high-flying life. As a successor to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, she is certainly very recognisable to most modern readers, and her transformation from waspish business owner to respected country-dweller is at least as interesting as the tale of her investigations into the death of a local husband. Excellently written, excellently read (of course!), and a thoroughly romping listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author takes the time to establish the characters in a way that blends subtlety with humour, and their interactions are fascinating to observe.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    There were so many great scenes, I would be hard pressed to pick one that stood out above the rest.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How hard can it be for a city high-flyer to turn country-dweller?


    Any additional comments?

    The performance from Penelope Keith was impeccable, as one would expect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Louise
    Hockley, United Kingdom
    7/3/13
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    "Laugh out loud"

    This is the first book in the Agatha Raisin story and to begin with I did not like the main character Agatha Raisin, but she grew on me as the story developed until I saw her as a crazy aunt. The narrator was very good and told the story very well and with the plot there were parts where I had tears of laughter but it was still a murder mystery which had you guessing all the way through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    Ashton under Lyne, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Very enjoyable listen"

    I love Penelope Keith narrating this series, and The Quiche of Death is one of the best for pure fun. Perfect listening for a Sunday afternoon with tea and cake!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • EJP1170
    10/12/17
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    "Excellent story"

    Absolutely loved this reading, funny, interesting story, read brilliantly by Penelope Keith. Can not fault it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • maleficent
    9/21/17
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    "new fan"

    i have recently discovered this series of stories , so entertaining , Penelope Keith is the perfect voice .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chrissy L
    9/8/17
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    "Excellent Author MC Beaton"

    The audio books is a fantastic way for me to Listen to the books especially for me as I'm disabled and find it hard
    To hold a book. The Author is very good and the Agatha Raison range are excellent . Light reading some funny parts as well as serious . M C Beaton's other range of stories make for truly good listening and if you prefer the books the choice is the same . Also the listening way helps relax. I am truly pleased with I have this choice . Many Thanks.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs beverley Sharpe
    8/17/17
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    "Charming"

    This was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. A gentle funny story which does not rely on shock or unexpected twists to keep you interested
    We Judge an audio book on how quickly the time in the car passes and this surprisingly kept us entertained so the hours flew by
    Brilliant characters perfectly narrated
    Looking forward to the rest of the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rory
    UK
    8/10/17
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    "I loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version; but I prefer audio. Especially with an excellent narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death?

    Her boredom in the village and thinking what she will do with her life.


    What does Penelope Keith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She is excellent. Lovely speaking voice, great accents for the characters. Well spoken lady.


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

    Well it's sad that she realises work has been her whole life and she has no friends. But this is short lived.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book in the series and I wanted to listen to know how Agatha came to the village and created her life. Look forward to the rest of the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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