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Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

Agatha Raisin, Book 10
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 10
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary

Feeling jilted and cross, Agatha follows a fortune-teller's advice and rents a cottage in the pretty village of Fryfam, where she hopes good fortune and true love will come chasing after her for a change. Unfortunately, her romantic notions are soon dispelled by the strange goings-on in the village. What are those strange lights in Agatha's back garden? Who is stealing paintings and pottery? And who murdered the local squire?

Agatha's nose for trouble leads her into a maelstrom of jealousy, blackmail and dangerous liaisons - and a murderer who plans to keep irrepressible Agatha permanently in Fryfam - as a resident corpse!

©2000 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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Lovely light listen

Love Agatha working my way through them, love the way Agatha gets herself into trouble. Love the characters.

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My least favourite of the series, so far

I've read many of the books in this series and enjoyed most of them, but this one irritated me. Sad to say, the most irritating thing was PK's voices of many of the characters. Sir Charles has featured in many stories but the way PK played him in this book made my ears bleed. 'His' voice was high pitched with strangulated vowels... fingers down a blackboard irritating. Same goes for the' church ladies'. Most of them were voiced in the same way as ' Sir Charles', it was difficult at times to figure out who was speaking. Am a bit fed up of this upper crust accent. The characters are becoming a joke. Would be easier to listen to if there were more regional accents.

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Agatha at her best...

Agatha Raisin is as always.... good. So is Penelope Keith reading the story. I cannot imagine anyone else doing the dialogue. Agatha reminds me of myself.

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A bit forgettable

Working my way through all of the Agatha Raisin series and found this book not as entertaining as all the previous ones. I was a bit bored. The final chapter was the best, not because it was the end of the book but because it regained what the rest of the book had been lacking. I laughed out loud!

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What happened to Scrabble

Any additional comments?

I can't really review this audio book yet as I only just started it. But whenever her cats are mentioned in the beginning, and the ones she is taking to Norfolk, it is only about Hodge and Boswell. What about Scrabble from the previous book? it doesn't sound right!

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Jolly good yarn

Enjoyed the story, kept us guessing. Totally non PC and great fun. A shame the epilogue was so short though.

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Great books

Penelope Keith is my absolutely favourite narrator. She brings books and characters alive. so talented.

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Well written and very well read

What did you like most about Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam?

Again good easy listening, the stories are a nice length. These books are not here to challenge you, they are for enjoyment and entertainment.

What did you like best about this story?

Quick, good characters, over-ridding story arch between Agatha and James....

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

Professional, and good narration.

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

No, I'm not good at that!

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Light comedy drama

Penelope Keith brings this story to life. Her command of different voices makes the story very entertaining and easy listening.

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Does it for me

I love this book - twists, turns, intrigues. And I am interested in the characters. Great!