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Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt Audiobook

Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 26

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Publisher's Summary

A therapist moved into the village of Carsely, and Agatha Raisin hated her. Not only was this therapist, Jill Davent, romancing Agatha's ex-husband, but she had dug up details of Agatha's slum background.

Added to that, Jill was counselling a woman called Gwen Simple from Winter Parva, and Agatha firmly believed Gwen to have assisted her son in some grisly murders, although she has no proof she had done so.

A resentment is different from a dislike and needs to be shared, so as the friendship between James and Jill grows stronger, the more Agatha does to try to find out all she can about her. When Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days later, Agatha finds herself under suspicion - and must fight to clear her name.

©2015 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    M. K. Australia 14/02/2016
    M. K. Australia 14/02/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Thank god for Penelope Keith"

    I loved “Dishing The Dirt” simply because it was read by Penelope Keith , who IS Agatha Raisin as far as I am concerned . After hearing the last book “ Blood of an Englishman” being read by someone else I was so disappointed that if that same person read this new novel , I wasn’t going to buy it . So I was very relieved to find Penelope Keith reading it and enjoyed it so much that I heard the whole novel in just 2 days .I am afraid I am biased and love all the Agatha Raisin novels including this one .

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Derby, UK 28/02/2016
    Amazon Customer Derby, UK 28/02/2016 Member Since 2012

    Retired research mechanical/mining engineer.

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    "Becoming rather formulaic"

    There is nothing wrong with the story and certainly not Penelope Keith's telling of it but I felt more strongly than ever that M C Beaton is becoming repetitive and the stories follow a similar pattern in her recent works. There is no more character development and too many nod the cast remain very lightly drawn. It must be difficult to stay original after so many books but the series is going the wrong way.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    W.P. GILLETTE-FUSSELL 11/02/2016
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    "Great Fun!!"
    If you could sum up Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt in three words, what would they be?

    Marvellous as always!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

    The ongoing torment of her relationship with her ex-husband, James.


    What does Penelope Keith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brings the characters to life- nobody does it better!


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

    Definitely!


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rory UK 26/04/2017
    Rory UK 26/04/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it"
    What did you like most about Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

    Nice easy listen. Plenty of characters and twists and guessing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charles - long suffering.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The epilogue as it was long and set the scene for the next book.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept me hooked.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved Penelope Keith as the narrator. Such a lovely and expressive voice. I want to listen to the first book now to see how it all started.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angela London, UK 26/03/2017
    Angela London, UK 26/03/2017 Member Since 2012

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    "A comfortable listen"

    Well read, nice twists and turns and Agatha does what she does best in her mildly irritating way (who has an intuition that good and that many men asking them to dinner?)

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mr L Spence London 11/05/2017
    Mr L Spence London 11/05/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "tosh but beautifully rendered"

    Wholly improbable nonsense based in the Cotswolds but Penelope is an absolute joy to hear

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    Bonnies40 Largs, United Kingdom 19/03/2017
    Bonnies40 Largs, United Kingdom 19/03/2017 Member Since 2009
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    "Not for me"
    Would you try another book written by M. C. Beaton or narrated by Penelope Keith?

    I am a big fan of Penelope Keith but this book was a big disappointment, I will not be buying another one in this series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by M. C. Beaton again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Penelope Keith’s performances?

    Yes Penelope Keith is brilliant


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Penelope Keith was the only redeeming quality.


    Any additional comments?

    I found Agatha Raisin spiteful, malicious and catty, I could not listen for long.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 15/03/2017
    Alex 15/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Not happy."
    What would have made Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt better?

    Telling everyone who the killer was in the last book in the book description!


    Has Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt put you off other books in this genre?

    Giving away the murderer in the last book is a major downer!


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

    Anger! what idiot gives away whodunnits of the last book on the opening description!


    Any additional comments?

    Did I mention that it gives away the killer from the last book in its description?

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Sigrin Valdisere, France 24/06/2017
    Sigrin Valdisere, France 24/06/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Death in the village... again!"

    This is my first foray into Agatha Raisin stories, I always fancied trying them as they have good reviews.

    However I think one will be enough. It was fun if a bit Midsomer murders with the amount of people dying, and the joviality surrounding it, and all very middle England.

    Penelope Keith is outstanding in her narration and she epitomises Agatha.

    Thanks for this jolly detective tale but I will not be returning for more.

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    carole 22/06/2017
    carole 22/06/2017
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    "Predictable story line, almost boring!"

    The narrator managed to confuse the sound of the characters, very unimaginative dialogue, bit silly!

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    27/02/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Really enjoyed this book cannot wait until the next installment !!!!! Agatha is such a wonderful character !!!!

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