Tuesday, June 7, 2011

4:50 From Paddington

4:50 From Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)4:50 From Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
by Agatha Christie, read by Joan Hickson, 7 hours, 7 minutes

It's been a long time since I read an Agatha Christie mystery and I had forgotten just how good they are.  This is a Miss Marple mystery that was read by the wonderful Joan Hickson who has played Miss Marple on stage and screen.  The murder takes place as two trains slowly pass one another on the track.  A friend of Miss Marple's sees the strangulation and reports it .  Only Miss Marple believes her and follows with a thoughtful investigation.  The setting is a large family estate Rutherford Hall (so many Christie's have this setting)  with a family - the Crackinthorpes (love the name) with many members.  No more of the mystery from me!  If you are looking for a good read or a good listen Agatha Christie is always a good choice.  Some of the BBC full cast productions of Christie are also good options - try One Two Buckle Your Shoe.

Today's question on the Audio Week list is do you like sound effects in audio books.  With out going into a rant let me just say no!  It's a book not a play. 

I listened to a copy of this story downloaded from The Free Library of Philadelphia


Jen - devourer of books said...

Ooh, I bet that Agatha Christie would make fabulous audio, especially narrated by a stage actor.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This sounds like a fun way to experience Agatha Christie!