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    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate - shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

    Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger's visit...and his murder.

    This title was previously published as Murder with Mirrors.

    ©1952 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 17/04/2019

    Good story, awful accents

    I love Agatha Christie and Miss Marple is always a pleasure. The narrator for this version however is not my favorite. Her American accent for Wally was painfully bad and some of the other male voices were extremely affected as well.

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    • Melanie Young
    • 15/03/2016

    Love Agatha Christie!

    Love the story, but have to despair of the dreadful American accent given to Wally by the narrator. She did fine on the American women and the other accents , but awful on him.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 22/09/2019

    Good Book, Poor Performance

    While it wasn't so bad that I couldn't get through the book, Emilia Fox's narration was off-putting and at times, distracting. Very bad American accents, including a comically bad attempt at a southern accent.

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    • LopLop
    • 12/12/2018

    fairly good story, narration lacking

    I've read enough Agatha Christie now to more or less put her mysteries into one of three categories: Marvelous, Standard, Subpar. This one is Standard. I enjoyed it even if it wasn't one of my favorites. However, I would have enjoyed it more with a different narrator. Emilia Fox just isn't good with male voices. I think her Miss Marple is excellent though, and her female voices are Ok. But I was trying to imagine reading the male parts rather than hearing her speak them. I think I would have like those characters a lot better.

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    • Areana S
    • 13/05/2017

    Just buy it, it's an A. Christie book!!

    No one is worthy to critique such a master of her craft unless one has achieved her level. It's like trying to review a Brand, Rinehart, or Sayers, and not to be sexist i'll add a Doyle, and a Wilde. They're brilliance is established.
    If you really must decide if this book is worth your credit, i'll attempt a review for you.
    This is one of her 4 (or should I say 5 since there is a pair) great sleuth series. Although Miss Marple never "solves" a case by herself, she relies on her ability to 'see' a person for who they are so that she gently nudges others in the right direction to find the truth. Like all of Chrisities stories the twists are numerous yet once unraveled make perfect sense.
    Her friend is in danger but just what that danger is or from where it comes is the mystery. In this tale, a slight of hand and misdirection of perception co-mingle with the usual complexity of relationships and no short amount of possible suspects to create an exciting page turner. The real surprise is the truth of the crime, which is...ha like I'd reveal that gem. It's a mystery so figure it out.
    Enjoy this book, as I already know you'll buy it, and don't forget to read/listen to her 81 other gifts to the literary world.
    A. Szkola
    Reader every fictional genre (even zombie and sci-fi), since you can't determine what you like unless you read it. FYI I do not like romance and westerns.

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    • Schatje
    • 28/04/2015

    Classic Christie & a Cringe Worthy Southern Accent

    While the story was yet another great Agatha Christie read the narration had moments that were rough on the ears. From past experience with this narrator I went in knowing she would nail Miss Marple and has an almost soothing tone in her standard voice, but her attempt at male voices could be poor. It seems the combo of a male southern voice was impossible for her. It was so bad I couldn't help but cringe. Thankfully the character wasn't very verbose. Her American accents as a whole are not good quality. It was to the benefit of this audiobook that the story was Marple heavy and subsequently made the poor aspects of the narration easier to tolerate.

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    • Mand
    • 08/12/2020

    Painful American Accents

    I loved the other books narrated by Emilia Fox but the American accents in this book are - as an American - almost impossible to listen to. Otherwise it’s lovely but - if it bothers you I’d suggest another narrator

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    • Jennifer L Hileman
    • 11/03/2020

    Enjoyable

    I'm a devotee of Miss Marple, so I definitely enjoyed the story. As for the narration, I always enjoy Emilia Fox's portrayal of Miss Marple. However her attempt at Wally's American southern accent caused me to cringe on multiple occasions. As a southerner myself, his accent often sounded all wrong. Please never attempt a strong southern accent again!

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    • Amanda
    • 04/09/2018

    Wonderful as always

    Agatha Christie is a wonderful author. I can and do listen and read her books over and over. If you are looking for easy reads look no further

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    • Darla
    • 26/08/2018

    Surprise! derogatory remarks

    All I can say is be careful if you're sensitive to racism, sexual discrimination, and other forms of discrimination.

    I like this author a lot, but there are consistent that makes her work intolerable.

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    • Carestyn
    • 11/12/2019

    Sehr unterhaltsam

    Das Hörbuch hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Ich kannte das Buch schon, hab es aber noch nie gehört. Emilia Fox liest gut, finde ich, und so wird die Geschichte trotzdem noch spannend, obwohl ich noch ungefähr das Ende kannte.