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

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 says "I can’t go on", but Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure of anyone - as secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly.


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Miss Marple is Mostly Missing

Listen to this book if for no other reason that Richard E. Grant is the perfect narrator.

I think this was my first Miss Marple mystery in book form. And it is so different from the Joan Hickson variety TV movie. Mainly because the book is written from the first person point of view of another character. And at least in this instance, Miss Marple is hardly part of the story. In fact, she doesn't show up until well into the narrative. She is used mostly to reveal the killer and motive.

The story revolves around anonymous letters plaguing a small village. The narrator is pilot recovering from injuries in a flying accident. He and his sister are renting a home in Lymstock while he recovers. The rest of the cast are local recipients of the hateful letters. There's a bit of romance, a bit of intrigue, and lots of local color. A pleasant diversion for a summer's day.
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- Marie

My favorite Miss Marple Mystery

Would you listen to The Moving Finger again? Why?

Yes, The story line, characters and superb reading by Richard Grant make this an audiobook I would listen to again.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The Moving Finger could almost be considered a stand-along book by Christie, as Miss Marple does not appear until Chapter 10. The characters were engaging, the story had more going on than just the murder mystery, and I found it quite enjoyable.

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

His voice is perfection. He narrates quite well and does each of the different voices in a pleasant manner. Richard Grant does such an excellent job that I would actually seek out more audiobooks read by him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The sweet romance between the main character/narrator Jerry and Megan. I really enjoy when there are interesting side stories going on within the main plot.

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- ButterflyRose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio