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Publisher's Summary

Penelope Keith - who starred as Agatha Raisin in the popular BBC Radio 4 series - reads the whole of M. C. Beaton’s novel.
Reports of a haunted house soon have amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin snooping around, only to discover the victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy on whom someone is playing a practical joke. But then the old lady is murdered and, for Agatha - Miss Marple with attitude - solving a crime is much more fun than ghost busting. Very soon she’s up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, naturally, her handsome new neighbour.
©2006 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc
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By Kindle Customer on 08-22-12

A fun mystery!

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

If you like quirky characters and a light mystery, this is for you.

Have you listened to any of Penelope Keith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love this narrators English accent and dramatization of her characters voices. She does a good job

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By BSquaredInOz on 12-01-10

Penelope Keith is marvelous

This audio experience was saved from total ruin by the marvelous performance of Penelope Keith. Otherwise it is a silly little story about a silly, annoying woman and her succession of boringly described outfits.

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By Tritsigirl on 12-01-15

Always and enjoyable listen

Would you listen to Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House again? Why?

I really enjoy Penelope Keith's portrayal of Agatha Raisin. There is something about Agatha in everybody, she is not a perfect heroine and her frailties make her very endearing as a character.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy the way that the "heroine"stumbles through her quest and uses instinct to get to the answer

Which character – as performed by Penelope Keith – was your favourite?

Agatha is definitely my favourite character and I am sure she has a little bit of every listener inside her.

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

I would listen to this book at one sitting if I had the time.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy all of MC Beatons books. They are not put into audiobooks quick enough!

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By kerry on 10-24-16


Good story ,Agatha at her best , good comedy and tension mix .Beautifully read as always .

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