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In utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel...an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. He had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.

Soon she is faced with a new crime...the ultimate crime...murder. It seems someone is adamant that past evils remained buried....

©1971 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Not Prime Time Miss Marple

What could Agatha Christie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

This was so drawn out, with endless repetition of the slim facts and clues of this almost non-existent mystery. Almost no story, but the characters, as always in Agatha Christie, are fun. Great narration by Emilia Fox !

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointing. The first Agatha Christie that I didn't enjoy.

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Most Excellent!

I prefer Poirot mysteries but occasionally toss in a Miss Marple for a change.

For the most part, it typically feels like Miss Marple sits and observes and then pronounces but in this particular story she is up front and center and actively involved - and she has no idea even what she is supposed to be investigating, let alone who! This sort of gives the reader a sense of "we are in this together" as the story unfolds. Highly recommend.

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Good story, good narration.

Consistently good author, one of my favorites. I guessed wrong "whodunit" but thankfully Miss Marple did not. Nicely narrated too.

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Excellent performance of a great Christie.

Excellent performance by Emilia Fox. Classic Christie murder mystery. I very much enjoyed listening. One of her better stories, I think.

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The final Miss Jane Marple mystery...

... gives this character both a memorable story and a wonderful send off. As always the Queen of Crime gives us a rich and delightful novel in one.

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AUDIO VERSION NOT UP TO CHRISTIE

THIS IS THE LAST MISS MARPLE STORY AND IT WAS TOTALLY RUINED BY HIGH PITCHED, SQEAKY -LOUD RENDERING OF MOST OF THE CHARACTERS. WHAT A DISAPOINTMENT. I KNOW EMILIA FOX IS A VERY GOOD NARRATOR SO THE FAULT MUST LIE IN EXCEEDINGLY POOR PRODUCTION. A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.

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The last Miss Marple

The story is vintage Miss Marple, kind of like listening to Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion, as it seems to wander around, but is always going somewhere; of course with Miss Marple it is going to find evil. One of the best Miss Marple stories for sure!! The reader does a good job and does a number of different voices and regional accents of the UK, most of which are good but some are not so great. Overall, the Audible book is certainly worth listening to, I recommend it.

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Nemesis

I think it's one of the best Miss Marple stories yet. I enjoyed the narrator very much.

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A very predictable ending

A good start but far too easy to guess the ending-- especially considering the length of the book.

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Wonderful Performance

Nemesis is one of my favorite Agatha Christie stories - great storyline, compelling and well-rounded characters. Emilia Fox is a good narrator and she does a good job of bringing the story to life. The one downside is her limited repertoire of voices - some of her character voices for males and females are indistinguishable from each other. This limitation in no way detracts from the story in my opinion.