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  • Agatha Raisin: The Witches' Tree

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 28
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 561

Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Enjoyable

  • By Cathy Swanson on 02-12-17

Another excellent read from M. C. Beaton

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-18

As always, M. C. Beaton never fails to entertain. Along with the perfect reading by Penelope Keith, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and struggled to put it down long enough to sleep. Long may Agatha reign!

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Eight adventures in this classic British mystery series featuring Horne Fisher and his trusted friend Harold March. Horne is a natural sleuth, but his inquiries develop moral consequences. Notable for their wit and sense of wonder, these tales offer an evocative portrait of upper crust English society before World War One. Contains eight stories: "The Face in the Target", "The Vanishing Prince", "The Soul of the Schoolboy", "The Bottomless Well", "The Fad of the Fisherman", "The Hole in the Wall", "The Temple of Silence", and "The Vengeance of the Statue."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful Narration!

  • By fay on 19-11-17

Great stories ruined by the reader

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-17

These are great stories by a well loved author totally ruined by an dreadful reading. I was unable to complete the book due to the incomprehensible reading. The stresses are constantly wrong on each sentence, he ignores punctuation so stops in the wrong place making the whole meaning of what was written confused and messy. Accents and voices all over the place. Do not waste your money on this book.

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  • Minerva

  • The Six Sisters, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Claire Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Poor Minerva. Prudish, self-righteous, and incredibly beautiful, she is to be sent to London to capture a wealthy husband. But Minerva doesn't know the first thing about flirting. The London dandies find her moralizing appalling and concoct a plan to assault her virtue - an assault that will scandalize all London society. Meanwhile, Lord Sylvester Comfrey, whom she met earlier through her father, has been keeping a careful eye on the girl. A fact she resents. She dislikes Lord Sylvester. There is something about him that disturbs her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Light and Romantic!

  • By Mrs Verity Salter on 01-10-13

Good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Story was well written with a light, amusing touch as expected from M C Beaton, but the overall production of the book was slightly marred by the incorrect pronunciation on a number of words by the reader which occurred all the way through the book. The producer should have picked these up. If you didn't know how the words should be spoken it would not be noticed I'm sure, as other than that it was nicely done.

  • Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Meet Agatha Raisin, high-flying public relations boss turned village sleuth. After her many years of bullying and cajoling others, her early retirement to a picture-perfect village in the Cotswolds is a dream come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud

  • By Louise on 03-07-13

Excellent story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Absolutely loved this reading, funny, interesting story, read brilliantly by Penelope Keith. Can not fault it.

  • The Skeleton in the Closet

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Ignorance is bliss... especially when it comes to murder! Ever since the death of his father, Fellworth Dolphin has slaved away as a waiter to support his miserly, cold-hearted mother. So when she suddenly dies Fellworth is shocked to discover she has left him a fortune. Somewhat confused, Fell teams up with a girl from work, Maggie, to investigate the source of the riches. But what they find instead is a closet full of skeletons... Is it really possible Fell's father was involved in a decades-old train robbery? And who is the mysterious woman in the portrait?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • M.C. BEATON DOES IT AGAIN

  • By K. McBride on 14-12-13

Another good read from M C Beaton

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. M C Beat on knows how to keep you gripped with a story, good murder mystery with plenty of humour.

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