4.50 From Paddington

4.50 From Paddington

Downloadable Audiobook - 2001
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For an instant, the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy witnessed a murder. She saw the body crumple. Then the other train drew away. Everyone but Miss Jane Marple was willing to dismiss her friend's distraught report. Diligently studying train routes, timetables, and tracks, Miss Marple imagines where the body might be. Her detective genius includes playing the little-old-lady card and, ultimately, winning the challenge of wits.
Publisher: [Auburn, Calif.] : Audio Partners Pub., 2001
ISBN: 9781572707696
Additional Contributors: Hickson, Joan.


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Feb 24, 2017

I do like a good mystery novel. I enjoyed the story enough to keep going, but I can't say that it "grabbed" me --- it may have been the narrator though. Either way, I found the mystery gripping enough that I was always trying to narrow down the suspects & create a plausible motive. I'm usually not too far off in my guesses, but this murdered wasn't even on my list of suspects! The ending was a little abrupt for my taste, but I didn't feel that any questions were left unanswered.

Age recommendation: 14 & over

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 6.

Jan 18, 2016

When I saw that this Agatha Christie novel was read on audio book by Joan Hickson, I was delighted. Miss Hickson is ,in my opinion, the quintessential Jane Marple. But watching her deliver lines on screen is a very different experience from listening to her read. The old dear makes no effort to giving distinctive voices to different characters. Everyone sounds alike; the narrator, the members of the family.Old men and children sound the same, Men and women sound the same. They all sound like Joan Hickson! She just reads where others do a bit of performing. It is flat and monotonous.

Nov 03, 2011

The recording quality on this is terrible. Unlistenable in a car. Uneven and unusually bad for BBC audio. Might be able to lsiten to them on a computer or home CD player, but not with any ambient noise at all.


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Feb 24, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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