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Nemesis Audiobook

Nemesis

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel 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.

©1930 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"Joan Hickson is indisputably the best actress to have portrayed Miss Jane Marple on stage or on television." (AudioFile)

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    Derek Thorburn 18/05/2016
    Derek Thorburn 18/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Nemesis"
    What made the experience of listening to Nemesis the most enjoyable?

    The narration by Joan Hickson - she's the definitive Miss Marple.


    What other book might you compare Nemesis to, and why?

    No comparison.


    Have you listened to any of Joan Hickson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, quite a few.


    Any additional comments?

    This is different to other Miss Marple books, in that she doesn't know what crime she has to investigate, but I like the way Rafiel has organised things beforehand, where various facts will gradually, in various steps, be revealed. One member has commented on the quality of this book. This is not the best recorded book on CD, so it is not Audible's fault. We need to remember that a great number of books on this site have been submitted by other sites, such as Harper Collins, Naxos, BBC, etc.

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    Andrea 13/02/2016
    Andrea 13/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Nemesis review"

    Really enjoyed listening to this. One of my favourite books. I'm glad I decided to get the audible version.

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    Denise ASHFORD, United Kingdom 03/08/2015
    Denise ASHFORD, United Kingdom 03/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    Well read, well written.

    Not a lot more can be said. A humerus and gripping story.

    I do recommend this book.

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    S.J Torrans 22/06/2015
    S.J Torrans 22/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic Agatha by the definitive Miss Marple"

    It doesn't get much better than this. Classic Agatha Christie read by the late great Joan Hickson who got it so right when she played Miss Marple on t.v. I was going to bed early every night just to listen !

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    Jaye Hardy 23/03/2015
    Jaye Hardy 23/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "NEMESIS "

    Miss Marple reads her friend has died.
    He left her a left some money and a task, but left no idea what it was ,over the next few weeks Miss Marple is sent bits and pieces of information to solve the task.

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    Ian 15/03/2015
    Ian 15/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "unsurpassed"

    remains one of my favourites. beautifully read. highly recommended. go enjoy this clever and very different story

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    katherine newcastle upon tyne, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    katherine newcastle upon tyne, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
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    "My favourite Miss Marple"

    Although the narration at times is a little unclear, you really can't beat Joan Hickson as Miss Marple. This is an unusual book as part of the mystery is finding out which crime had been committed, as well as the perpetrator. The characters are interesting and there are enough red herrings to keep you guessing right to the end

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    Chris 13/04/2013
    Chris 13/04/2013
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    "Justice is served."

    Miss Marple met Mr Raphael in "A Caribbean Mystery" and now, from beyond the grave, he commissions Miss Marple - "Nemesis" - to right a wrong. The tale which follows, if not top draw Christie, is, nevertheless, enjoyable. It made a long train journey simply fly by. I will not spoil your enjoyment of this reading by writing a spoiler of the plot.



    Joan Hickson reads with her customary professionalism though I find her voice now a little too frail to be convincing as Miss Marple. I longed for the crisper tones of June Whitfield.

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    Rachel OK Hampshire, Eng 10/09/2012
    Rachel OK Hampshire, Eng 10/09/2012 Listener Since 2008
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    "My Favourite!"

    Really, what could be better than this fantastic story read by the great Joan Hickson. For me, no one comes close to Joan Hickson as Miss Marple in the TV series and equally here her reading of Agatha Christie. This has to be my favourite Agatha Christie of all time, so this, combined with great narration is perfect. Enjoy!

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    Adrian Clophill, United Kingdom 01/08/2011
    Adrian Clophill, United Kingdom 01/08/2011 Member Since 2015

    Classic detectives and history are mostly my thing along with a dash of science fact and fiction.

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    "Joan Hickson is Miss Marple"

    I've always loved Miss Marple and to find audiobooks read by Joan Hickson was a delight. However in this recording her speech is slightly slurred, I expect due to her age at the time. Once past this however it is a must for Marple fans.

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    "Good reading"

    I first heard of this book as a Marple episode. The book was a lot better.

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