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4: 50 From Paddington

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For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.

©1957 Agatha Christie Limited; (P)1994 Original Sound Recording owned by EMI Records Ltd trading as Music for Pleasure. This edition published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK 1999

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"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)

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  • Emma Wackrow
    20/11/16
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    "Classic Christie"

    One of Agatha Christie's best known novels, the books sees Miss Marple come up with a cunning plan to obtain information about a murder on a train. There are some fantastic characters too, such as the capable Lucy Eyelesbarrow and curmudgeonly old Mr Crackenthorpe. Read by the quintessential Miss Marple herself, Joan Hickson, who has the perfect delivery (though I found it odd at first when she referred to Miss Marple in the third person!). Recommended for Christie fans.

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  • S. Todd
    UK
    16/10/16
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    "Lost momentum"

    Having listened to, and thoroughly enjoyed "Murder in the Caribbean" and "Nemesis" read by Joan Hickson, I was slightly disappointed with this recording. This, I believe, had more to do with the story, which didn't flow as well nor maintain dramatic tension as masterfully ss the afore-mentioned. However, in addition, I fear it wasn't Joan Hickson's best series of characterisations.

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  • Jaye Hardy
    20/03/15
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    "4.50 from Paddington "

    Do any of Miss Marple friends, do anything which doesn't involve murder!!!!!!
    CHRISTMAS shopping, two trains passing each other, and on the other train she sees a murder but did she? There's no body no signs of trouble what is going on.......

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  • Julia Fyfield
    Hadleigh
    23/02/15
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    "More enjoyable than the tv version"

    It's not one of the best Agatha Christie but still a very enjoyable listen plenty of murders and twists and romance.

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  • katherine
    newcastle upon tyne, United Kingdom
    13/04/13
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    "Miss Marple, but not much of her!"

    Miss Marple is a recurrent character through the book but the main character is actually her friend Lucy. The story is classic Agatha Christie, and gets straight down to it, with a murder in the first few minutes. Rather a slow middle but picks up again towards the end and was very enjoyable. Lovely narration by Joan Hickson too

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