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Agatha Raisin

The Complete BBC Radio Drama Collection
Narrated by: Penelope Keith, full cast
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

After a lifetime spent in public relations, one-woman dynamo Agatha Raisin struggles to adapt to life in a quiet country village - but she soon finds that there is murder and mayhem aplenty to keep her busy. 

Among the cases she has to deal with are a poisoned quiche; a vet who has been ‘put to sleep’; a hanged horticulturist; a murdered rambler and a curate who meets his Maker somewhat sooner than expected. Then there’s the treasure hunt with a rather nasty prize at the end; the secretive salon owner; the husband who is quite definitely ex; the murder on the dancefloor and the fairies at the bottom of the garden. 

With all this and handsome neighbour James Lacey to deal with, the ‘Columbo of the Cotswolds’ has her hands full! 

This complete radio drama collection includes the following stories: The Quiche of Death, The Vicious Vet, The Potted Gardener, The Walkers of Dembley, The Curious Curate, The Buried Treasure, The Wizard of Evesham, The Murderous Marriage, The Terrible Tourist and The Fairies of Fryfam.

©2019 M.C. Beaton (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"Agatha Raisin - sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC." (Anne Robinson)

"If there is one thing better than watching Penelope Keith, it is listening to her." (The Times)

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Agatha Raisin Collection

Penelope Keith is superb in this - heaven knows why she didn't get the gig for the tv version.She is the reason I listened to these when they were broadcast on 4 extra, and to have 9 hour's worth to listen to is a real treat.

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Lighthearted detective stories

Penelope Keith is far more like the Agatha Raisin in the books than the TV version.
This collection is the dramatisation of the first 10 books. They are light hearted detective books which you can just listen and unwind to without too much thinking.

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Excellent cast and a great listen

Penelope Keith and the cast bring the stories to life. Agatha's sharp wit is hilarious

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Excellent

Theo story was interesting, I loved the performance, it was like in the old days when I used to listen to radio programmes.

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thoroughly enjoyable

Penelope Keith as Agatha Raisin is just perfect. I have read all the books and can picture her in them. this was a joy to listen to.

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  • Helen
  • Bracknell, United Kingdom
  • 05-09-19

Wonderful Penelope Keith

I don't really like MC Beaton's work, I find the books badly written and rather coarse, but with Penelope Keith playing Agatha Raisin they are a joy.

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  • M Gilbert
  • 22-08-19

Absolutely Fabulous!!

Penelope Keith is an absolute favorite as Agatha Raisin, but the full cast production of the series of these books is the absolute best. I have listened to many full cast productions on Audible and they are sooo much better than single narrator productions. This an steal for a credit!

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  • kwt
  • 09-09-19

Penelope. IS. Agatha

Such a delightful presentation of some of the Agatha Raisin stories. If you are a fan, don’t miss this.