Abandoned by new husband James, Agatha Raisin hops on a plane to the South Pacific in the hope that an idyllic holiday will bring some consolation. There, she befriends a honeymooning couple, but tragically, the young bride is accidentally drowned. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation: a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in the river. The police say suicide, but Agatha, spurred on by bitter reflections on the married state, sets out to prove them wrong.
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I was disappointed with this story after listening to the Terrible Tourist which I found very enjoyable. Personally, I found this story boring, the highlight could have been the trips to Robinson Crusoe Island but that aspect was strangely lacking. Penelope Keith did a great job with the many similar voices she had to portray but I wish Roy had been more like he was portrayed in The Potted Gardener dramatisation. It would have added humour to the story.
"Overall a lovely listen."
I like my listening easy some days and the Agatha Raisin series gives you that. This is another good quick listen that will get you happily from A to B.
"nothing exciting, good reliable listening"
About half way down
the complexity of the story makes it interesting, however it also appears rather convoluted which can be a bit irritating (it feels that there are too many red herrings)
the main character is by far the strongest (several of the voices are a bit strange)
good solid listening - don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.
"b. c beaton"
brilliant to listen to day or night on the move or just lazying around
ease of listening
wish there was more
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