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One of my favourites.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Well narrated with great layers of moral questioning outside the basic plot. one of Christie's best.

Awful quality of recording.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-17

Quality terrible, so much static you can't hear words properly. Individual recordings much better.

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EPIC

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

Reviewed: 19-03-15

very long and to finish once started but great performance and amazing story I personally loved it

Poor recording quality

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

Reviewed: 23-09-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This is one of the first Christie's where I guessed the killer correctly right at the beginning, but it's still a good one. I love the way she interlocks nursery rhymes and crimes. However, just under 5 hours in there's some awful scratching noise on the recording. I used to have this same recording on cd, so it wasn't on the original. For this reason I can't give it higher than 3 stars, but if you can ignore the 5 minutes of 'nails down a blackboard' sound in the background it is worth it. Hopefully Audible will sort it out fast.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Pocket Full of Rye?

Miss Marple's fluttering around the police inspector. Priceless.

What aspect of Joan Hickson’s performance might you have changed?

Joan Hickson is the archetypal Miss Marple - the perfect combination of fluffy old pussy and nosy neighbour. No one since has ever measured up in my opinion.

Was A Pocket Full of Rye worth the listening time?

Worth the time.

nothing new

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

It was funny, I liked it, but I've heard it al before on TV - and I've never seen this tour, but he's used most of the jokes on all the shows he's visited. Not worth the money for a short, unoriginal recording,

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Good crime for bedtime

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

Have listened to the whole series, and have enjoyed them all, even though the narraator changed. Good crime story, but nothing majorly original. I wouldn't say it's an over-accurate representation of forensic or police procedure, but enjoyable, and the characters are well rounded. Listen to them in order though if you want to get the best out of them.

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Too short

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

I've never read any of his books, but this was on offer so I bought it. Glad i did, really good but far too short... but they do say 'always leave them wanting more'!

Mean twist

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

Have listened to the whole series, and have enjoyed them all, even though the narraator changed. Good crime story, but nothing majorly original. There's a mean twist in this one, but I won't spoil it for you. I wouldn't say it's an over-accurate representation of forensic or police procedure, but enjoyable, and the characters are well established by this point. Listen to them in order though if you want to get the best out of them.

What can you say about Wodehouse?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

Awesome. Can listen again and again, and they're still funny. The narrator is good, and you can picture it all perfectly.

My new favourite author

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

I'm usually a Christie fan, but I like Carol Goodman's writing. This is not one of her best, a bit Dan Brown for my taste, but still worth listening to. I preferred my reading - the accent wasn't so nasal in my head, but it's fairly enjoyable.

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