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The Murder at the Vicarage Audiobook

The Murder at the Vicarage

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Mr. J. Fanning Sussex, UK 19/10/2014
    Mr. J. Fanning Sussex, UK 19/10/2014 Member Since 2011

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    Where does The Murder at the Vicarage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The vicar. Not nearly as naive as you might first think.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    As ever, where Miss Marple explains 'who did it'.


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable, never dull.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Catwat 02/07/2014
    Catwat 02/07/2014 Member Since 2014

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    "Amazing performance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Murder at the Vicarage to be better than the print version?

    Richard E. Grant gives an outstanding performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrators skill brings the characters to life


    What does Richard E. Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Tension and intrigue


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Miss Marples voice is perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    A fantastic story, each character sounds so different, Richard E. Grant shares with us his amazing gift of story telling.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maryb 18/08/2016
    Maryb 18/08/2016

    I have always been an avid reader but now it's mostly audio books. Very relaxing.

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    "Delightfully old-fashioned! Always enjoyed Agatha Christie."

    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.

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    Phil M. 25/03/2016
    Phil M. 25/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Agatha perfection"

    Richard. E.Grant is a perfect narrator. I have listened to this often and it never loses its appeal. Great story and beautifully read.

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    Dr. R. Brompton UK 02/11/2015
    Dr. R. Brompton UK 02/11/2015 Member Since 2011

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    "Miss Marple's first appearance in a novel length story"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs A 02/07/2014
    Mrs A 02/07/2014 Member Since 2016

    Hello

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    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!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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