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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Emilia Fox, Joan Hickson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Romance, adventure, and train travel can all be a little bit dangerous, especially in the hands of Agatha Christie.

The Man in the Brown Suit

Pretty, young Anne Beddingfeld came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her—and immediately finds her at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electrocuted on the rails. The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: “17-122 Kilmorden Castle”?

4:50 from Paddington

For an instant, the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses—and no corpse.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A model detective story, there is never a dull moment.”

    Times (London) on 4:50 From Paddington

  • “The suspense is agonizing.”

    Daily Mail (London) on 4:50 From Paddington

  • “The great mistress of the last-minute switch is at it again…Even the experts have given up any attempts to out-guess Miss Christie.

    New Yorker on 4:50 From Paddington

  • “Hickson simply IS the mild, elderly, deceptively parochial lady with piercing insight into human wrongdoing. She also manages to inhabit the other characters in this book beautifully...Rarely have Christie’s quiet humor and wry characterizations been so clearly voiced.”

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  • “Emilia Fox infuses Anne’s voice with a level-headed bravery and uses a mix of British accents and intonations to inform listeners of the social class and personalities of the rest of the large class. An excellent job.”

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