• A Caribbean Mystery

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (571 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.

Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal.

©1964 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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the voices ruined the story

Aside from this mystery being by far the easiest to solve out of most of the Miss marple's, Emilia foxes voices for the story were both seemingly racist and distracting. Overall the story had the same charm that Agatha Christie never ceases to bring but within the first hour I knew who the murderer was. And Emilia foxes voices were extremely annoying.

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Choppy!

The reader's voice is annoying. It sounds like popcorn in a tin pot.
Not enough timbre difference between mane and female voices.

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truly entertaining

great story, read perfectly. found myself immersed within a few minutes, made me miss the Caribbean

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lovely

a lovely holiday murder mystery to pass the time. enjoy this on an island vacation

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Yay, Emilia Fox!

At first, I was quite put out that I would have to go from Richard E. Grant to an unknown quantity to hear more Miss Marple.

Now I am glad that that happened. Emilia Fox is even better! !

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Murder in a Sunny Locale

As a Christie fan I quite enjoyed this Miss Marple story. It's a fairly standard enjoyable Miss Marple tale, with a new locale.

If the book suffers, it suffers from two issues. First, the dated labels used in reference to a few of the island inhabitants aren't exactly PC today and may put off some people, but this book wasn't written today and, as Miss Marple says in the book, one must make allowances. Second, the narrator has a tendency to contrive voices for characters that can be shrill (Lucky), accents foreign to her can be hit or miss and sometimes downright comical (Victoria), and male voices are often a difficulty for her. In one case there was a fairly shrill male voice and I found myself glad he died. However, as usual, the narrator does brilliantly with the character of Miss Marple and does very well when not reading in a character's voice.

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Classic!

All of what became classic bits are there with mis-identified people and red herrings and crypto. Simply a joy to read.

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Another great A. C. mystery!

I love the Miss Marple mysteries, and this one doesn't disappoint. There is definitely a different twist in the story, being that the characters are all new and it's not set in England.

The narrator isn't good with American voices, or men, and that detracts quite a bit from the story. Not all Americans have raw, coarse voices that sound like an old woman from Bronx that has smoked too long. A narrator with a knack for accurately portraying many different voices and dialects would improve the book quite a bit.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I have been working my way through the entire Ms Marple series. This one was a fun departure from the usual characters and locations of her home town. Very interesting and engaging story and very well narrated.

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Emilia Fox can bring a city to life!

Mrs Fox is a magnificent voice actor that makes you see the people! A pleasure!