A classic Marple mystery, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant.
'Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,' declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, 'would be doing the world at large a service!'It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.
©1930 Agatha Christie (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)
"When she really hits her stride, as she does here, she is hard to surpass." (Saturday Review of Literature)
I am working my way through the Agatha Christie titles on Audible. Richard E Grant's performance is superb. Great pace and characterisation. A real period piece of a performance. Top of my list of audiobooks so far.
The vicar. Not nearly as naive as you might first think.
As ever, where Miss Marple explains 'who did it'.
Enjoyable, never dull.
Richard E. Grant gives an outstanding performance.
The narrators skill brings the characters to life
Tension and intrigue
Miss Marples voice is perfect!
A fantastic story, each character sounds so different, Richard E. Grant shares with us his amazing gift of story telling.
This is one of the best audio books if you are a Christie fan. There are numerous versions all of which I have listened to with terrific casts but Richard Grant's narration is superb! His voice makes for the perfect "Vicar" - and the nuances of the other characters are portrayed superbly.
The Vicar! He is so perceptive, of others and himself!
No I haven't but I am going to search for some more definitely.
I am not sure "Christie" comes into the category of laugh or cry but she does always have some underlying humour floating about in her characters!
Yet another book I can listen to over and over again with great pleasure. A "keeper"!
I have always been an avid reader but now it's mostly audio books. Very relaxing.
Didn't care for Richard Grant's performance - too melodramatic! He is is excellent in film but not for audio - sorry. Good story that has been televised a few times with various interpretations.
A very enjoyable story and a solid introduction to the wonderful Miss Marple and St. Mary Mead village. Narration is good and a convincing range of voices. A great way to while away a cold and foggy day.
The best thing this boiok has going for it is the narrator!
Richard E Grant give a brilliant performance - but towards the end, even he sounded bored of the sdtory!!
As with many Christie books, there are so many characters, it is hard to keep track of who is who and who has done what! At least with the TV/Film adaptations there is a face to the name.
This was the first Christie book I had "read" and it may be sacrilege to say, but I found it a little dull and to be fair, if you had all the information on the ‘who-done-it’, it would be easy to detect the killer.
I was disappointed. I was determined to read or listen to all of her books this year as a personal challenge and I have given up after 6 - dare I say it??
Yes - I dare…. They are boring!
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