2¢ Worth: Problem at Pollensa Bay is like a sample platter. It features pint-sized portions of some of The Queen of Crime's different characters and styles. It's 5 bites of mystery and 3 bites of unconventional romance.
Wooed: Before reading Problem at Pollensa Bay, I had no idea that darling Aggie had other reoccurring characters other than Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. I was delighted with my introductions to the Mr. Satterthwaite, Harley Quin, and Parker Pyne. Mr. Parker Pyne is a rather unorthodox and yet amusing sorta sleuth while Mr. Quin (with help from his partner in debunking crimes Mr. Satterthwaite) has an unearthly magical way of appearing at the precise moment he is needed.
Words aloud: The narrator, the late Jonathan Cecil, was a true professional. His native British English is well enunciated and easy on the ears. My only complaint was his occasional American accent. It was just off. Despite that he was really good. His Hercule Poirot was fabulous.
Wholly: Overall I could have done without the unconventional romances but I relished the mini Cluelike mysteries. Nobody does a mystery like Agatha and I'm hooked on listening to hers now. I must get more. This is a great audio for someone looking for some light summer listening or an introduction to Agatha Christie.
Wind-up: Problem at Pollensa Bay and Seven Other Mysteries (released 4/10/12 by AudioGo) was written by Agatha Christie, narrated by Jonathan Cecil, and consists of 4 discs (5 hours and 3 minutes). Audiobook rating: 4 stars. Narrator rating: 4 stars.
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