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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.

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

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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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Wonderfully Penelope Keith, but not sure about the accents?

The story soo typical of MC Beaton, ingenious good fun, so extreme at time it reads like a grown up darkish fairy tale, and there are never any loose ends 💕but...... at risk of offending her multitudes of fans, though these readings entirely belong to Ms Keith , none could do it better, but as I say,her accents are dreadful, her Birmingham and Coventry almost contemptuous , and she manages to make teenagers sound middle
Aged, and those mostly middle aged characters sound at least a hundred and ten! Being familiar with the midlands from Oxford to Brum, I-am quite offended because its slightly demeaning. However It doesn’t ruin my enjoyment- this is my fifth MCB, but I think its time to throw the mockery out, ‘Brummies ‘ put up with a lot you know, even if Agatha can get away with almost anything, it seems to be used to emphasise a slight lack of grey matter on those characters behalf, god forbid if you are supposedly young and ‘Brummie’ you are most definitely assumed to ‘be two sandwiches short of a picnic,’ as dear Agatha might have said.

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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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Wasn’t keen on Penelope Keith as a narrator for this. Maybe because I’ve watched the tv series though.

Story was okay. But narrator made the character sound too old. The ending was a bit unsatisfactory.

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Another murder in the Cotswolds

I would not move into Carsley as the murder rate is incredibly high but love reading these improbable mysteries.

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Non Demanding entertainment

Penelope Keith is Agatha Raisin. I love all these books, a bit like Miss Marple but with a lot less perfect heroine and she gets to have a romantic life. Cosy, and that's why I like them.

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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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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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Really enjoyed this Audio book

Love the Agatha Raisin books and Penelope Keeth narrates them brilliantly. An enjoyable listen