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A Murder Is Announced Audiobook

A Murder Is Announced

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Publisher's Summary

A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.' A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out...

©1950 Agatha Christie (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)

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    Mr. J. Fanning Sussex, UK 13/09/2014
    Mr. J. Fanning Sussex, UK 13/09/2014 Member Since 2011

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    "Entertaining narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Comedic in a warm way, an engaging puzzle.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Narration is excellent, loved all the voice characterisations, even if a touch Allo Allo at times.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have savoured the narration (listened to it daily from the exercise bike!).


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this as great entertainment, a good story, very well narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catwat 20/04/2016
    Catwat 20/04/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Awesome performance! No spoilers in this review"

    I love Emilia Fox and her narration is perfect for dear Agatha. (Try 4.50 from Paddington she rocks that one too)

    She injects so much humour ( note the part repeatedly referring to wise old ladies as "old pussies" - I think she is trying not to laugh!) and feeling into the characters and does outstanding male voices. Her portrayal of The character of Mitzi made me smile- her voice is mostly warm, not shrill but not so warm that you feel sleepy.

    I always look for Emilias reading of Agatha to have a light break from a male voice- often that of dear Hugh Fraser, -another favourite of mine.

    This is a fantastic mystery and kept me guessing for days. I would say it's definitely under-rated and should be up there with Orient Express! Maybe just after evil under the sun???
    Emilia rocks Miss Marple - just purrrfect.

    Loved this book, will read again, performed with such delicacy, more like a play rather than the reading of a novel enjoy....clock strikes 6.30 pm....

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    Mish 27/10/2015
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    "A sick story"

    This book is bear good I is telling you it's bear good. Get it if you like bear good stories cos it's sick. Especially Steve Buscemi.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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