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The Man in the Brown Suit

By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir,John Lee
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When the recently orphaned Anne Beddingfield moves to London to live with her late father’s solicitor and his wife, she is ready for adventure to find her, and find her it most certainly does.

While waiting for the Tube after a failed job interview, Anne witnesses a man fall off the Underground platform onto the rails. The police determine the man’s death to be “accidental”. But the examining doctor fortuitously leaves behind a rather curious note on his way out of the station, and Anne makes the life-altering decision to investigate this “accidental” death on her own. Suddenly, Anne finds herself ensnared in a dangerous plot involving missing diamonds, a murdered ballerina, and even an attempt on her own life.

The Man in the Brown Suit also features the first appearance of Colonel Race, a friend of Agatha Christie’s famous Detective Hercule Poirot, and an excellent investigator in his own right. To save herself and solve this mystery, Anne must work with Colonel Race and journey all the way to Africa. Together, they are determined to crack the case and unmask the killer, an international criminal mastermind known only as “the Colonel”, once and for all.

Public Domain (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Great book -- I didn't want to stop listening

I've been an Agatha Christie fan for 50 years, but somehow missed this one. The two narrators keep the story line interesting by delivering the story from different points of view. Several characters have secrets to hide and change identities. Colonel Race is introduced, but he is not the main character. Descriptions of life on board a cruise ship to South Africa a century ago is interesting.

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This Gives Me No Pleasure

Because of the theme of this book I listen to through to the end I am very sorry to say I cannot give it a good review because the narration was damn near impossible to stand. Over dramatized and nearly comical I almost ruined the plot.

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A New Adventure

This story introduces a new sleuth. A totally different story from Poirot and Miss Marple.

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Narrators we’re annoyingly affected

The way the narrators affected their voices for the characters made them all unlikeable. I understand the need to do some variation in the voices in order to tell the characters apart but it was just too much and I found myself disliking almost everyone. I think if I had just read it I would’ve enjoyed myself a lot more.

That said, it was a fun AC plot and I liked it as I have everything else of hers so far.

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Excellent dual narration

Exquisite production with respect for Christie's work! This was such a fun listen. Not the usual body-in-the-library Christie; more thriller like. I enjoyed it throughly. Lovely treatment by female narrator, with fabulous John Lee popping in to do the featured bits. Nothing beats Christie's character development.