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The Murder of my Aunt

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Edward Powell lives with his aunt Mildred in the Welsh town of Llwll. His aunt thinks Llwll an idyllic place to live, but Edward loathes the countryside and thinks the company even worse. 

In fact, Edward has decided to murder his aunt. 

A darkly humorous depiction of fraught family ties, The Murder of My Aunt was first published in 1934.

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Hilarious dark humour and still a thriller

This is an excellent book and a true period piece with a genius tipping of the formula we
expect, turned upside down. A spoilt young man who lazes about living with the aunt who brought
him p when he was orphaned. He thinks of himself as a sophisticate and the epitome of a between the wars
sybarite. The increasing bore cramping his way of life is his guardian aunt, who not only runs his trust fund but has
the power to change the conditions of the trust. A true Edwardian she thoroughly disapproves of her nephew's ghastly
behaviour looking down his nose at everything around the family estate he is supposed to inherit and and general snooty attitude to the rural way of life in the Welsh countryside. He decides that he must murder his aunt. The reveal at the end of
the book is an absolute winner. Enjoy this book that turns the usual conventions on theirs heads yet retains the period feel
that makes the book even funnier and more horrifying - if it has been a film I would have covered my eyes. LF London

Masses of twists, tension and

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Great mystery novel, excellent reader

Loved the novel when I read it on paper and enjoyed it again a lot with the narrator.

Without giving away a spoiler, there is a twist that you might think the narrator would struggle with, but not at all.

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  • Arnfinn Rong
  • 26-07-19

Gordon Griffin is CRAP to listen to

A horrible boring book made worse by a crap reader, Gordon Griffin. He has "one voice" only, and think speaking in interval of flat fithts makes him cozy British inspector.