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Giant’s Bread: A Mary Westmacott Novel

Narrated by: George Cole
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie's Mary Westmacott novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about a soldier who returns from the grave. Vernon Deyre is a sensitive and brilliant musician, even a genius. But there is a high price to be paid for his talent, especially by his family and the two women in his life. His sheltered childhood in the home he loves has not prepared Vernon for the harsh reality of his adult years, and in order to write the great masterpiece of his life, he has to make a crucial decision with no time left to count the cost!

©2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; 2009 Agatha Christie (Mary Westmacott)

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Magical Book

I love this book.. it takes you to a whole other era but the emotions are fresh and the characters will stay with you..its not my favourite Westamcott but its still a must have for my money. Geogre Cole does a great job with the narration.

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Could not hold my interest

Unfortunately the reader, George Coke! Sounded as if he was having trouble with his false teeth which distracted my concentration on the actual story.

I will probable bug the book in kindle or printed format and read for myself as I am a great Agatha Christie fan.

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Melodrama

Not a bad listen but far from Agatha Christie’s best. I’d recommend it as a curio though.

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Melodramatic rubbish .

Anyone can understand why Agatha Cristy wrote this under a false name , she should have stayed with Miss Marple and I can only assume that George Cole narrated this load of rubbish to pay for his laryngitis medication, he surely needs it .

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