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Mrs Pargeter's Principle Audiobook

Mrs Pargeter's Principle

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Publisher's Summary

For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst his many bequests, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve, she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise.

Attending the funeral of the respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his name is in the book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gunrunners, shifty politicians - and a kidnapped vicar.

©2015 Simon Brett (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Helen Bracknell, United Kingdom 01/10/2016
    Helen Bracknell, United Kingdom 01/10/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Terrible"
    What would have made Mrs Pargeter's Principle better?

    A different character. Silly character and silly story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Simon Brett again?

    I love the Charles Paris series. It is hard to believe it is the same author.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Brett’s performances?

    Yes, but not anything with Mrs Pargeter or Jude (from another terrible series)


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

    None. I couldn't finish it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Oxford, United Kingdom 02/10/2016
    Wendy Oxford, United Kingdom 02/10/2016 Member Since 2007
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    "Fun story, interesting new angle on a mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to Mrs Pargeter's Principle the most enjoyable?

    Gentle modern times fantasy. Characters initially seem unassuming and develop intriguingly. Some plot ambiguities, the 'answer' is not particularly well hidden. A fun listen.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Unusual story precept and construction.


    What about Simon Brett’s performance did you like?

    His gentle use of different voices for the characters. Excellent timing overall


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

    No - very rare for me to do that.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bookshake 28/09/2016
    Bookshake 28/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Please make more available!"

    Mrs Pargeter and her eclectic entourage are wonderful. Please record more. The world is a grayer place without Mrs Pargeter. I'm sure there be someone in Ps black book to help make this happen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 21/09/2016
    Debra 21/09/2016
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    "Delightful gem of a book"
    If you could sum up Mrs Pargeter's Principle in three words, what would they be?

    I wanted a light book but not a detective novel, chit lit or historical romance, something else and this was my choice. I am delighted. It certainly skims over the nasty side of the criminal underworld and makes them out to be loveable rogues but once you put that aside, it really is about people and what makes them tick. Simon Brett narrates his own work really well, not always the case when an author reads.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Larraine 20/09/2016
    Larraine 20/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "light-hearted."

    Quite light-hearted and entertaining wasn't what I was expecting but I enjoyed it. a good listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Roddy Kensett 24/11/2016
    Roddy Kensett 24/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Another excellent listen"

    Simon Brett's books generally are excellent but I have always found that Mrs Pargeter stories are the most enjoyable. This is another really good one. Unfortunately, for me, I now appear to be in the disagreeable situation of having listened to all available on Audiable's extensive library, so have to wait until another (if there are more) to be made available or Simon Brett's writes another.
    A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I recommend it to you.

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    Mrs. Margaret Taylor England uk 16/10/2016
    Mrs. Margaret Taylor England uk 16/10/2016 Member Since 2013

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    "Mrs Pargeter's Principle"

    Brilliant story, very enjoyable. Would recommend it to all lovers of audible books. Thank you.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MBC 17/09/2016
    MBC 17/09/2016
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    "Such a " feel good" book."
    What did you like most about Mrs Pargeter's Principle?

    The gentle story and great narration is calming but never boring. I hope there are more in this series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main characters - they are so genuine and have a certain naivety that is hard to find these days, but is so endearing


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

    I love his calm style.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Her principle wins through


    Any additional comments?

    If you are feeling down this is the book to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen 15/09/2016
    Maureen 15/09/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Delightful"

    A delightful read from start to finish with colourful characters and subtle humour. Next please!

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    Pinkypat 13/09/2016
    Pinkypat 13/09/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant"

    Love these books why aren't the rest of Mrs Parteger on audible. I would by the lot. I have all Simon Brett books the feathering mysteries are really good and the way Simon Brett reads them I can listen all day

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Sharon
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    29/10/16
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    "Silly story"

    Kind of weak. Silly characters. But I'll keep on listening to anything read by Simon Brett!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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