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The Witches' Tree Audiobook

The Witches' Tree: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

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Molly hunched over the steering wheel. A breeze started to move the fog, which danced in swaying pillars in front of her headlights, somehow even more difficult to drive through than the previous thick fog. As she approached the village, through the shifting fog, she saw the lightning-blasted limbs of the witches' tree....

Driving home from a dinner party in the village of Sumpton Harcourt, Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife, strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. An elderly spinster has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime.

Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). But when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation - and even her life. The village is a small and very private place, she finds. It even has its own coven of witches....

©2017 M. C. Beaton (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    betteann 10-19-17
    betteann 10-19-17 Member Since 2007
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    "I Love Agatha When She's Longing for Love"

    I am a few hours in to this one and I am reminded of the earlier books where her emotions and longings were explored. I am very pleased with this narrator also. I wonder who's heart she will win this time?!

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    Maryam Boroujerdi-Rad 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointed Fan"

    I've loved all of M.C. Beaton's books. Love her Agatha Raisin series and the Hamish McBeth series but was really disappointed in this.
    First off, there are discrepancies about the character names from other books. for example, here Mrs. Bloxby is Sara but in all her previous books, her name was Margaret. There are several discrepancies like this.
    Secondly the narrator is NOT GOOD. She's unable to make any distinct voices for the characters so they all sound alike.
    I'm about 45 minutes in and don't even want to finish it. I'm really disappointed by this book and narrator.

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    Beverly Babarovich 10-13-17
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    "I feel like such a traitor but..."

    I have to admit disappointment. have listened to EVERY Agatha Raisin (and Hamish) novel Ms Beaton has written and loved them all. Most have been enjoyable enough to demand eager, multiple-listening sessions. It pains me to say I keep turning this one off. It's going to be a while before I can finish it. The narrator's strident, annoying, screeching is just more than I can bear. While the story itself isn't Beaton's best; it seems vague and rushed to completion, the narration does nothing to enhance the reader's imagination, the characters or the story. Considering Ms Beaton's recent personal loss, I'm sympathetic and can easily to overlook this story's weaknesses because I think of her as a long-time friend who will soon be back on top of her game, but the narration is unforgiveable. I look forward to the next Agatha novel AND a new narrator.

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    leslie 10-10-17
    leslie 10-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I adore this series"

    I simply adore all the characters. Agatha is my absolute favorite character of any series.

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    Amazon Customer Mariann 10-09-17
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    "M C Beaton Redheaded Fan"

    Excellent, Beaton at her best. Agatha Raisin is one of two favorites. Amish McBeth theother.

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    PetraFZ 10-07-17
    PetraFZ 10-07-17
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    "Agatha yes, story no, supporting characters soso"

    I am still attached to the character of Agatha, but feel there is no investment here in creating a sensible story or ever developing any of the characters beyond the caricatures they have become. As another reviewer wonders, does M C Beaton write those stories herself anymore or does someone write them for her following a very fixed formula? Is it intent that everything is so overdrawn and cliche, or is it sloppyness? Agatha is still a draw, but I feel disappointed by lack of progress and development in her personal life and general outlook.

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    Kindle Customer 10-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    Wrong narrator for this series!!!!!!! Just terrible.. would rather not listen. Doesn't someone listen to this narrator before putting this out for sale?

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    R. Turner Ohio 10-05-17
    R. Turner Ohio 10-05-17 Member Since 2009
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    I love Agatha Raisin audiobooks. Especially when Penelope Keith narrates them. There is no humor in this book and there is a lot of nastiness between the characters. It’s hard to distinguish the characters because they all sound about the same. There needs to be a more animated narrator. Like Penelope Keith.

    I thought Mrs Bloxbys name was Margaret and now it’s Sara.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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