A Caribbean Mystery : Miss Marple

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox
  • Series: Miss Marple
  • 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.
As Jane Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finish the story...

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What the Critics Say

"Throws off the false clues and misleading events as only a master of the art can do." (New York Times)
"Liveliness... infectious zest... as good as anything Miss Christie has done." (Observer)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Emilia Fox is outstanding

A fantastic performance from Emilia Fox, full of life, humour and warmth for the characters.
Wonderful story that takes you from a rainy cold day to palm trees and sunshine and..... Murder ....
I highly recommend this version, it's almost like watching a film thanks to narration. ( Emilia does 4.50 from Paddington if interested and gives another fantastic performance in that)

Highly recommended, perfect for dog walking and rainy days x
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- Catwat "Miaow?"

What a performance.

What made the experience of listening to A Caribbean Mystery the most enjoyable?

In the introduction to the reading I heard that the story was performed by Emelia Fox, not read by. How right that was. This was not simply read, it was performed.


What was one of the most memorable moments of A Caribbean Mystery?

When Miss Marple appears as Nemesis with her fluffy scarf to seek Mr Rafael's aid. The old woman, the older man in a wheelchair, the urgency in the scene with the underlying humour of the image.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

It would have to be the scene described above.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Quite frankly, films tend not to live up to the book. Not just with Ms Christie by any means. Too often the director/producer take liberties to meet their own vision


Any additional comments?

Compared to Ms Hickson's reading, this is much more leisurely - around an hour slower. Believe me, that does not translate into a lack of tension. This "performance" is far superior to the faster "reading". Thoroughly involving,very enjoyable, a superb performance, excellent clarity of diction.

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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited