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Agatha Christie: Sparkling Cyanide (BBC Radio 4 Drama)

Narrated by: Peter Wight, Amanda Drew
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, General
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Summary

There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance. Published in 1945, Sparkling Cyanide is all about remembrance. It begins with six characters recalling the horrific death of Rosemary Barton, a beautiful but shallow young heiress poisoned by a cyanide-spiked glass of champagne whilst celebrating her birthday at a smart London restaurant. Rosemary haunts all six characters, each of them a suspect, throughout the story - and it's not until her killer is found and her ghost laid to rest that the group can move on, though they will never forget. With a distinguished cast including Peter Wight and Amanda Drew, this wonderfully entertaining production retains the thrill of Agatha Christie's clever, compulsive story.

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Sparkling Cynide

Amanda Drew did a e2eeasonavle job of narrating this book, but I think I've been spoilt by listening to Hugh Fraser., Joan Hicks on & David Suchet.
The story was good and I've seen the television version but I still got the culprit wrong when will I learn it's the one you least expect does it I'll remember that in my next audio book, maybe then I'll get it righ

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  • Cheryl Waters
  • 31-07-12

Good performance/Typical Christie plot

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

BBC productions always rate highly, especially on sale.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting is the mathematical possibilities between four couples...

Least interesting is why points of view are limited until the denouement...

Which scene was your favorite?

Where the poisoning occurs..."Black Coffee" is another example.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My disappointment was not in the performances, but in the plot, which was not predictable due to hidden information...A second listening may prove me wrong...

Any additional comments?

Still a good buy and proof that troupe performances make for good entertainment!

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  • Michele Harmon
  • 15-02-16

Great read/listen

Very enjoyable! engaging story and character development. you may discover the culprit early on, but the reason why it was done is well hidden until the end of the story. I can recommend this book heartily !

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  • Mousey
  • 11-05-16

Sparkling Cynade

This story was great and the actors were wonderful. I really enjoyed the time I had with this Audio book.

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  • kimjustman
  • 20-03-13

Very nice descriptive drama.

Would you consider the audio edition of Agatha Christie: Sparkling Cyanide (BBC Radio 4 Drama) to be better than the print version?

A good book can never be replaced although this BBC Radio 4 Drama did do a great job holding my interest.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Christie: Sparkling Cyanide (BBC Radio 4 Drama)?

the most memorable moments were the parts that kept me trying to figure out who did it.

Which character – as performed by Peter Wight and Amanda Drew – was your favorite?

All characters were beautifully played.

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

yes,

Any additional comments?

love the radio dramas from BBC,

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  • That Sly Fox
  • 08-04-19

Great Read

This story really was amazing. I never caught on to who the murder was and the further into the story it got the more I enjoyed it and felt the intensity to it. Great performance and wonderful book.

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  • Brooke276
  • 16-12-18

Fabulous and captivating

Great cast, keeps you guessing until the end...Christie rarely disappoints and this is no exception!!

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  • Han Moreno
  • 17-10-17

Good play

Definitely one of my drama audio to listen by Agatha Christie. I would re-listen to this again.