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In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr Paul Bladen is accidentally killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury's horse. So was it really an accident? All the evidence points that way, but the circumstances are decidedly suspicious.

©1993 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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Always Entertaining

These books are usually narrated by Penelope Keith, so it was with a bit of trepidation I bought this one narrated by Diana Bishop, whose work I am unfamiliar with.
However, there is no need for concern. Diana is wonderful. Very similar voice to Penelope's. The beauty of these stories for me lies in the frankness with which the character of Agatha Raisin is laid bare for us.

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  • Bella82
  • 06-25-15

Horrible Narration

As ever this is typical Agatha up to her usual escapades resulting in a humorous Miss Marple type adventure. However, for those listeners used to Penelope Keith's voice on this series be warned that this is a different narrator who at times sounds dreary and rarely gives characters a distinctive voice (unlike Ms Keith). This not only takes a lot of the normal fun out of the book but also made it difficult to follow; i.e. who was talking to whom.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Mrs
  • 04-07-13

Missing Penelope Keith

An excellent book, M.C. Beaton, as always, weaves a web of evil around the Cotswold villages



However, being used to PK narrating the Agatha Raisin books, I found this to be missing that special element

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Fes
  • 10-27-16

Enjoyable easy listen

I enjoyed listening to this. The narrator was good... not annoying like some. The story line was light but enjoyable. Kept me entertained. Light dectective stuff so doesn't bog down your mind. Relaxing fun.

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  • Phrynne
  • 06-26-15

Another great Agatha Raisin story

A great story both touching and funny beautifully narrated by Diana Bishop. All the characters are so recognisable.

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  • Chrissy L
  • 10-30-17

Audible Excellent way to relax

Excellent story line , very easy listening. I think these Audible books are fantastic . I find it hard to hold even paper backs for very long as I’m disabled therefore having joined this audible is a great way to still get books and as I listen to them I find myself more involved than just reading. Plus there are so many choices to choose from all different types of stories and authors . Would recommend anybody to join the Audible club it’s great. Many thanks & kind regards MRS C Lord

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  • Eddie
  • 09-24-17

Light hearted and very enjoyable

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Don't get distracted by Penelope Keith. This is a one off by Diana Bishop and she reads it very well.

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  • Lizzi
  • 01-27-17

Easy listening

I gave this 5 stars as it was exactly what I wanted. This is an undemanding and enjoyable book that takes you along a gentle story. Do not expect any more than that.

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  • Mrs E A Barrett
  • 06-21-16

need to redo with penelope Keith

the reader was a bit bland. hard to distinguish who was who for the voices.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • T Coulson
  • 06-30-16

Pretty good

james lacey should be nicer to Agatha. he just thinks everyone wants to get with him

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  • susan harper
  • 03-14-16

Wonderful!

It has been a delight to listen to this book. Such a change... I felt transported back to a more gentle time...with gentle murders!!!! Love books that are set in a village, I shall now download the next one! 😊

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