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Overture to Death Audiobook

Overture to Death

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Publisher's Summary

It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play.

A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

©1939 Original Text of 1939 by Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Admirably mysterious." (Daily Mail)

"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around." (New York magazine)

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    Mufflana 02/11/2016
    Mufflana 02/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Overture to Death to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the book itself


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Overture to Death?

    The reveal!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Little too theatrical for me on some of the characters but still well worth a listen


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    MS P WILSON 01/07/2016
    MS P WILSON 01/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Charming period piece"

    Detailed scenes setting and characterisations together with a far fetched plot combine in an enjoyable entertainment. Expertly narrated.

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    Carôle Kent, United Kingdom 17/12/2015
    Carôle Kent, United Kingdom 17/12/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "One of the better Unabridged Narrators"

    This is a typical long winded Ngaio Marsh novel, Character narrated well. Unlike the narration provided by James Saxon. A really good read!

    Enjo!

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  • Sally Dobbs
    27/07/16
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    "A thoroughly entertaining read."

    This is my favorite Ngaio Marsh tale. It has a great plot, is well narrated.

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  • Sarah
    BOERNE, TX, United States
    26/11/15
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    "Maybe 'cozies' are not for me!"

    The narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life, the story is artfully written, the dialogue is believable. I'm learning, however, that books need to have a certain gravitas before I really want to listen to them. This was a bunch of silly, rich village people, none particularly likable, trying to cope with life and the changing times. I prefer Agatha Christie - she knew how to create situations that seemed important. This book was more of a satire than I like in a mystery story.

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