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Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House

Agatha Raisin, Book 14
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 14
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (497 ratings)

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Summary

Penelope Keith - who starred as Agatha Raisin in the popular BBC Radio 4 series - reads the whole of M. C. Beaton’s novel.

Reports of a haunted house soon have amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin snooping around, only to discover the victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy on whom someone is playing a practical joke. But then the old lady is murdered and, for Agatha - Miss Marple with attitude - solving a crime is much more fun than ghost busting. Very soon she’s up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, naturally, her handsome new neighbour.

©2006 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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And the Raisin and the haunted house

Brilliantly written and brilliantly read as always. M.C. Beaton delivers and leaves you wanting more.

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Agatha the great detective

Am loving this series,one of my favourites. It was good to have a man that seemed to appreciate Agatha.

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Always and enjoyable listen

Would you listen to Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House again? Why?

I really enjoy Penelope Keith's portrayal of Agatha Raisin. There is something about Agatha in everybody, she is not a perfect heroine and her frailties make her very endearing as a character.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy the way that the "heroine"stumbles through her quest and uses instinct to get to the answer

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

Agatha is definitely my favourite character and I am sure she has a little bit of every listener inside her.

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

I would listen to this book at one sitting if I had the time.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy all of MC Beatons books. They are not put into audiobooks quick enough!

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Enjoyable enough.

What I would call an easy read. I've read a few Agatha Raisin's, they have their own style. A bit far fetched but pleasant enough. Shame she has such dire times with men.

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Narrator make this even better

The wonderful Penelope Keith, as the narrator really make these books come alive for me.

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M C Beaton 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 pleasure to behold

Easy, enjoyable listening. Interesting plot. Worth listening to. Relaxing narrating by Penelope Keith. Recommend.

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Agatha does it again

Agatha Raisin is a fantastic character investigating well-plotted crime stories. M. C. Beaton is truly one of the best cosy crime writers of all time.

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Haunted House and scary ghost.

Penelope Keith is Agatha Raisin and she’s brilliant at giving the characters life. Funny at times makes it really enjoyable to listen and very hard to wait for the ending, but worthwhile.......

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Good listen

I didn’t like the new neighbour but sir Charles coming back was great. Over all a very good listen, they are fun and and Agatha is brilliant. Penelope Keith does go over the top sometimes. I do enjoy her enthusiasm though keep looking forward to the next one.

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  • Peg
  • 22-08-12

A fun mystery!

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

If you like quirky characters and a light mystery, this is for you.

Have you listened to any of Penelope Keith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love this narrators English accent and dramatization of her characters voices. She does a good job

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  • BSquaredInOz
  • 01-12-10

Penelope Keith is marvelous

This audio experience was saved from total ruin by the marvelous performance of Penelope Keith. Otherwise it is a silly little story about a silly, annoying woman and her succession of boringly described outfits.