A Murder is Announced : Miss Marple

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Joan Hickson
  • Series: Miss Marple
  • 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn 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? 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.


What the Critics Say

"Joan Hickson: you can't beat her, you know. So enjoy this not-so-fluffy old lady doing her Marple thing. Genius." (Time Out)


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Customer Reviews

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Terrible narration

You will, of course, recognise the voice of Joan Hickson as Miss Marple's voice from television. However, the other voices in this version of the audiobook are so similar to Miss Marple's voice that it made it impossible at times to work out who was saying what. I actually returned this item half way through because rather than being light entertainment while doing housework it was tiresome and not worth the price paid.
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As always Agatha Christie present a world to get lost in and wonderfully read by Joan Hickson, one of my favourite's of Miss Marple.
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- Gordon Davis-Day

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-08-2006
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited