Review - Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, M.C. Beaton

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Karen Chisholm

Perhaps don't do what I'm doing and binge listen to these.

As much as I prefer something light, not necessarily requiring steely attention to catch the various nuances when I'm driving, I will admit there have been points where if I hear something about Agatha's middle age, bear-like eyes and good legs again I'll probably cause a major traffic incident. Having said that I don't mind these audio books as a companion for the constant kilometres or in the sewing room when I'm trying to fathom what goes where and how the hell are you supposed to achieve that! 

They are a bit of silly fun. Agatha's mooning about over James is tedious definitely, but overall the plots are okay, and her detection style of irritating everyone about everything until somebody spits it and does something to her consistent with the overall personality of the characters, and the style of books.

If you're a fan of something that's on the cozier side, albeit with more than a bit of race, and some unexpected sex (more so in later book's so far) then this is not a nice series on audio.

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Feisty Agatha Raisin, former London PR exec, retired to quiet Cotswold village. Handsome vet Paul Bladen accidentally kills himself while attending Lord Pendlebury's horse. Agatha and attractive neighbor James Lacey investigate the curious lack of sorrow shown by his divorced wife while a killer plans another "accident".

Review Review - Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 25, 2018

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