Kissing Christmas Goodbye : Agatha Raisin

  • by M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by Wanda McCaddon
  • Series: Agatha Raisin
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha has not given up on Christmas. To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream while surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum. Holly berries glistened, snow fell gently outside, and inside, all was Dickensian jollity. And in her dreams, James Lacey kissed her under the mistletoe, and like a middle-aged sleeping beauty, she would awake to passion once more....
Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: Christmas and her ex, James Lacey. This year Agatha is sure that if she invites James to a splendid Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log. But that fantasy will have to wait for now. A wealthy widow - who had sent Agatha a letter saying a member of her family intended to kill her - has been found dead. Now Agatha must set out to find the murderer, even though, in her heart, she's still dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones she and James used to know.

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Donada is back

Would you consider the audio edition of Kissing Christmas Goodbye to be better than the print version?

Not better because I love M.C. Beaton's books, but definitely an enhanced and enjoyable experience.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Kissing Christmas Goodbye?

When Roy accidentally cranks up the snow blowing machine and covers poor Agatha.


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

Many, many performances under her other name-Donada Peters.


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

No. I like the audiobook experience to last for a while.


Any additional comments?

After suffering through an unexplained switch from Donada Peters to Penelope Keith and Alison Larkin I was prepared to be disappointed by another off the mark performance. Within 30 seconds of listening I said to myself, "It says the narrator is Wanda McCaddon, but she sounds like Donada Peters twin". Sure enough, when I investigated I discovered that Wanda and Donada are the same person. Thank you!!!!! Please don't switch again. Nobody but nobody nails the Agatha Raisin characters like Wanda/Donada.

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- wallyg "Wallyg"

Bring back Penelope Keith

Love the Agatha mysteries and have listened to all up to this point read by Penelope Keith. This narrator is quite inferior. Often I cannot tell which Character is speaking. She makes no effort to change her voice with the different characters. Very annoying., especially since the Penelope Keith versions were free rentals from the library.
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- Amazon Customer "Home for the Holidays"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.