Extended Audio Sample

Download Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death and the Vicious Vet (Dramatisation) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death and the Vicious Vet (Dramatisation) Audiobook, by M. C. Beaton
3.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. C. Beaton Narrator: Penelope Keith Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in two more full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas.

After a lifetime spent in public relations, the drinking and smoking one-woman dynamo that is Agatha Raisin struggles to adapt to life in a quiet Cotswold village. Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin, Miss Marple with attitude, in two full-cast dramas based on the best-selling books by M. C. Beaton.

The Quiche of Death: In her first extended radio appearance, Agatha Raisin determines to make her mark by winning the local baking competition. When the judge is poisoned by her efforts, she investigates and uncovers a web of extra-marital sex and pastry-based favours.

The Vicious Vet: A handsome vet is found stabbed with a syringe full of tranquiliser. Was it an accident or did someone put him to sleep? Agatha sets off on a tale of beastly behaviour and animal passion. Download and start listening now!

PF_BBCW_001805

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 2/14/2014

    " A highly enjoyable, quintessentially English, easy to read detective murder/mystery with cosy humour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Sievers | 1/29/2014

    " Sometimes the right book comes at the right time. A very easy read, it's a cozy mystery that was just light enough for the last week of summer vacation. The first in the Agatha Raisin series, I enjoyed meeting the characters and look forward to more cozy mysteries involving them. Not a realistic thriller, just a little light murder reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/18/2014

    " Love Agatha and her entourage - could read the whole series in one go and await each one eagerly. Easy reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara Kelly Merrill | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this book! Agatha Raisin is curmudgeonly yet truly likable, and I loved the setting, plot, secondary characters, and more. Good little read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KarenF | 1/12/2014

    " I have a vast fondness for prickly female characters so Agatha was right up my alley. This was a very quick read and it kept me entertained the whole time. I just had to see what scrapes Agatha was going to get herself into next. As a cozy mystery of course the most horrifying and realistic scrape was the handsome neighbor showing up while Agatha was on the floor with the kitten and her legs unshaved. I like my cozies so be not so sweet as a lot of them are so I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenda | 1/10/2014

    " fun cozy mystery. Set in England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petula Darling | 1/10/2014

    " I had low expectations for this book and was quite pleasantly surprised. The main character was fascinating in that she was likeably horrible and she varied between suffering from ridiculous self-delusion and moments of clarity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/23/2013

    " Quite a fun first book in the series, and really well read by Penelope Keith. I read this book several years ago, but knowing the story didn't dim my enjoyment of this at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth P. | 12/17/2013

    " Agatha Raisin is an older retired career woman who has a spunky personality. She's retired to a small English village where people seem to die in mysterious ways, and Agatha solves the murders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina | 12/8/2013

    " Great literature it is not but decidedly a better cozy mystery. Fiftyish slightly asocial businesswoman moves to the country and stumbles on murder at every turn after a long and uneventful career in PR in London. Lack of domestic skills propels the story and provides comic relief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/10/2013

    " Agatha Raisin is a delightful character -- witty, sarcastic and heroic, she stumbles into solving a murder in this first book in the series. A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julieanne Lowe | 9/3/2013

    " Highly amusing! Good holiday read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 2/1/2013

    " A fun read. Makes me want to rent a cottage in the Cotswolds! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melanie | 1/21/2013

    " Super corny... I only got through the first 50 pages or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darla | 12/21/2012

    " Not as good as the Hamish Macbeth series. Still good light reading that is fun to boot. I've read them all and only slowing due to no new ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige Bennett | 12/16/2012

    " I had read this book years ago before I learned to love cozies. Reading it again was like reading it for this first time. I will now read the rest of the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 12/2/2012

    " A really enjoyable read, a good mystery story. This is the first in the Agatha Raisin series and I will definitely be reading more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Fariel | 9/1/2012

    " Agatha Raison reminds me of Hyacinth Bucket of "Keeping Up Appearances". A retired single woman becomes a sleuth solving murders in a tiny village in the Cotswold in England. A quick, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Springer | 7/17/2012

    " The first Agatha Raisin mystery. A more modern day Miss Marple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette Flaherty | 6/4/2012

    " Found this a nice easy read about crime solving. Will read the other books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dreamer | 2/27/2012

    " Have read numerous of these books from my local library.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raymond Spitzer | 2/14/2012

    " I enjoyed Agatha Raisin. Good premise for a mystery. Good book. I'll read some more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neva | 10/10/2011

    " I want to read more of these. I love finding a new series of books/mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 10/5/2011

    " I really didn't like the main character, although the story was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 8/20/2011

    " I consider MC Beaton novels a not-so 'dirty little secret' of mine. I enjoy them on occasion when I don't want to read anything heavy. I do not find them as well written as I like, but the story line is generally good, with a bit of humour mixed in for fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 5/17/2011

    " I've been hoping for a light/cozy mystery series to sink myself into & now I think Afatha Raisin might be it. Hooray! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keiran | 5/10/2011

    " What a great book, light and good fun. Get a copy and take it to the beach! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirstin | 4/21/2011

    " A cute mystery with plenty of colorful characters set in rural England. I found that I could both feel pity for and love Agatha Raisin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/1/2011

    " Absolutely love Agatha Raisin! She is positively delightful, the perfect unlikely detective.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sallie | 2/28/2011

    " I loved MC Beaton's Hamish Macbeth mysteries, and I found this at my local used bookstore. It's ok, but Agatha is NOT someone I'd ever want to know in real life. She irritates me, so I'm not sure how many of these books I'll read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverly | 2/2/2011

    " I have just started reading M.C.Beaton's series on Agatha Raisin and love them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/28/2011

    " Funny. Sarcastic. Unforgettable. An audio collection of Agatha Raisin made a four hour road trip a laughing pleasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josephine | 1/28/2011

    " Agatha Raisin reminds me of my Mum. This might be because she loves these books, or it might be because every slightly quirky character over the age of 50 reminds me of my Mum either way this was a fun and easy read and I'm looking forward to book 2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/21/2011

    " Agatha Raisin is a very unusual heroine. She reminds me of Doc Martin, intelligent and offensive all at once. Not really intending to alienate, but insensitive to the feelings and needs of others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Texaskcr | 1/18/2011

    " Time spent with Agatha Raisin is always a pleasure. Her flaws and foibles make her really appealing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/10/2011

    " Another great book in this series. I love Agatha Raisin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stargazer | 1/7/2011

    " You can't beat MC Beaton for a good 'snack' of a book, they're all good, if fairly light reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/31/2010

    " Fun little cozy. Very similar to Mrs. Pollifax. I am interested in reading more Agatha Raisin. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries and the Agatha Raisin mystery series. She is also the author of more than one hundred romance titles and a series of romantic suspense novels, the Edwardian Mystery series. Born in Scotland, she now divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.

About the Narrator

Penelope Keith is a narrator and an award-winning actress who is best known for her roles in To the Manor Born and The Good Life, but she has appeared in many other television programs, including No Job for a Lady and Law and Disorder. Her theater performances include The Norman Conquests, Hay Fever, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. She has received several BAFTA Awards and in 2014 was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.