The Moving Finger : Miss Marple

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Richard E Grant
  • Series: Miss Marple
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery.
Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said 'I can't go on'.
Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

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What the Critics Say

"Beyond all doubt the puzzle in The Moving Finger is fit for experts" (The Times)

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too much of a good thing

What made the experience of listening to The Moving Finger the most enjoyable?

Personally, I think this is one of Christie's best stories. I couldn't really describe why I am so fond of t but I am. The characters of brother and sister and how they fit into the slightly alien world of the little village, somehow makes an excellent addition to the crime story itself.


What does Richard E Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Well, here is where I find myself in a bit of a pickle. Richard E Grant is an institution. The undisputed champion of male stately voices. His reading of James Bond stories is excellent. However, for this type of story, I find his voice too posh. If there would have been a version read by Emilia Fox, I would have bought that straightaway. I do feel guilty for not entirely liking this but I can't help it.


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- Slawitian

An unexpected pleasure

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

I understand that many prefer Joan Hickson to read all the Miss Marple stories (she was Agatha Christie's choice to play her) but this, like Murder at the Vicarage is told from a male viewpoint so I thought I'd try this out. Richard E Grant does a rather splendid job over and above what I was hoping for. The story, being what it is - an English country mystery, always yearns for a classic narration such as this.


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- Drew

Book Details

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