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text 2017-06-05 21:11
Reading progress update: I've listened to 3 out of 6 discs.
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

"Philomel Cottage" - Finished with Track 12 and this story. It took most of the disc. What did I just listen to? Seriously, what happened? I'm so confused. A woman becomes suspicious of her husband, first thinking that he might be cheating on her and then convinced that he's a murderer. I was pretty sure that the big reveal for this one was going to be that the wife had badly misinterpreted things. I'm not sure what to think about the way things turned out. Was I supposed to take everything that happened and was said at face value? Did he

die of fright or was her lie at least partly true?

(spoiler show)

I'm not sure how to rate this one. Maybe 1.5 stars? It kept my attention but I'm not sure what to make of the way things turned out.

 

Next up: "A Fruitful Sunday."

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review 2017-06-04 17:36
You clever old thing, Miss Marple
A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple) - Agatha Christie

I read this one for the "overseas travel" square because it gets Miss Marple out of St. Mary's Mead on a long vacation to the sunny climes of the West Indies. As is often the case with Christie, the reader must, rather uncomfortably, wade through some casual racism/colonialism/sexism to enjoy the mystery.

 

I don't think that this is one of Christie's best, though. Her mysteries often rely strongly on coincidence, but this one takes the use of coincidence to a whole new level of ridiculously unbelievable. I did enjoy the introduction to Mr. Rafiel, and would've liked to hear more about him. He made a nice counterpoint to Miss Marple.

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text 2017-06-03 22:49
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Sittaford Mystery - Agatha Christie
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text 2017-06-03 20:19
Reading progress update: I've read 56%.
The Sittaford Mystery - Agatha Christie
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text 2017-06-02 22:59
Reading progress update: I've to listened 2 out of 6 discs.
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

"Mr. Eastwood's Adventure" - End of disc 2, end of this story. Oh, Mr. Eastwood. A mystery author with a case of writer's block. Or at least writer's block when it comes to writing stuff he knows he can sell. He's desperately looking for inspiration when he gets a call from a mysterious woman who thinks he's someone else and says she's in danger and needs his help. I suppose it's a so-so story, and I figured out what was going on when they were at Mr. Eastwood's place (one of those moments when I wanted to shout at the main character to not be so naive), but something about Mr. Eastwood made me laugh. The ending was abrupt and probably would have been funnier if I had been reading it rather than listening to it, since I didn't realize at first that I was at the end of the story and not just the end of the disc. I'll give this one 3.5 stars.

 

Next up is "Philomel Cottage."

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