We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Audiobook

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

Regular Price:$18.98
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (9 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (9 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.9 (9 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Rachel Adelaide, Australia 08-29-12
    Rachel Adelaide, Australia 08-29-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
Sort by:
  • Emilia
    London, United Kingdom
    10/5/12
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    "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
  • Kims place
    Liestal, Baselland, CH
    6/27/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic!"

    A wonderful listen. Penelope Keith is brilliant! Love Agatha Raisin, her one liners are of LOL quality. Good story and well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bookfairy
    Cheltenham, UK
    4/24/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ace"

    I love Agatha Raisin and Pamela Keith's telling oh this first book is fantastic.
    I can't wait for the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lucy-lou
    3/14/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A very entertaining book"

    Although I was a little sceptical about whether it was going to be any good in the beginning I must say by the end I felt that Ms Raisin was going to be a force to be reckoned with and I found that I wanted to read book 2; not because I wanted her to solve another murder but to see how the relationship with her and her neighbour progressed.

    Won't say anymore I don't want to spoil it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    1/1/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really enjoyed this story."

    Very well read and written. Listened to the whole thing in one sitting :) I'll be listening to some from the Agatha Raisin series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TracyW
    11/16/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful!"

    Absolutely delightful! An amusing and gentle storyline brought to life by the wonderful Penelope Keith, who had me laughing out loud at times, particularly when narrating the parts of 'Ray'. I'm definitely going to download more from this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.