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Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

Agatha Raisin, Book 12
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 12
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (249 ratings)

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Summary

Abandoned by new husband James, Agatha Raisin hops on a plane to the South Pacific in the hope that an idyllic holiday will bring some consolation. There, she befriends a honeymooning couple, but tragically, the young bride is accidentally drowned. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation: a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in the river. The police say suicide, but Agatha, spurred on by bitter reflections on the married state, sets out to prove them wrong.

©2002 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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nothing exciting, good reliable listening

Where does Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

About half way down

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

the complexity of the story makes it interesting, however it also appears rather convoluted which can be a bit irritating (it feels that there are too many red herrings)

Which character – as performed by Penelope Keith – was your favourite?

the main character is by far the strongest (several of the voices are a bit strange)

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

Nope.

Any additional comments?

good solid listening - don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

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b. c beaton

Would you consider the audio edition of Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came to be better than the print version?

brilliant to listen to day or night on the move or just lazying around

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came?

ease of listening

What does Penelope Keith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

humour

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

yes

Any additional comments?

wish there was more

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Overall a lovely listen.

I like my listening easy some days and the Agatha Raisin series gives you that. This is another good quick listen that will get you happily from A to B.

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good story

Penelope Keith is fabulous as Agatha raìsin she brings the role to life great pèrformamce

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Vanishing children

Is there anything you would change about this book?

As a reader progresses through the Agatha Raisin titles available on Audible... they settle into M.C. Beaton’s ‘formula’ for the novel’s contruction. Change would not gel with expectation.

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

Agatha’s relationship with Sir Charles is allways intriguing.

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

Penelope Kieth allways gives the narration her best shot.

Do you think Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Nothing ‘wrong’.

Any additional comments?

In another Agatha Raisin novel she asks Sir Charles about his twins....’they’re in France and very french’ he responds. M.C. Beaton needs to keep a closer record of her character’s storylines.

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Perfect!

Easy-going, interesting, perfectly enjoyable Agatha Raisin - couldn't be better other than perhaps being a little longer for more enjoyment.