A Murder Is Announced : Miss Marple

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox
  • Series: Miss Marple
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.' A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

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What the Critics Say

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

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Customer Reviews

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Entertaining narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Comedic in a warm way, an engaging puzzle.


What did you like best about this story?

Narration is excellent, loved all the voice characterisations, even if a touch Allo Allo at times.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I have savoured the narration (listened to it daily from the exercise bike!).


Any additional comments?

I would recommend this as great entertainment, a good story, very well narrated.

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- Mr. J. Fanning

Awesome performance! No spoilers in this review

I love Emilia Fox and her narration is perfect for dear Agatha. (Try 4.50 from Paddington she rocks that one too)

She injects so much humour ( note the part repeatedly referring to wise old ladies as "old pussies" - I think she is trying not to laugh!) and feeling into the characters and does outstanding male voices. Her portrayal of The character of Mitzi made me smile- her voice is mostly warm, not shrill but not so warm that you feel sleepy.

I always look for Emilias reading of Agatha to have a light break from a male voice- often that of dear Hugh Fraser, -another favourite of mine.

This is a fantastic mystery and kept me guessing for days. I would say it's definitely under-rated and should be up there with Orient Express! Maybe just after evil under the sun???
Emilia rocks Miss Marple - just purrrfect.

Loved this book, will read again, performed with such delicacy, more like a play rather than the reading of a novel enjoy....clock strikes 6.30 pm....
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- Catwat

Book Details

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