I had never even heard of Agatha Raisin books until somebody gave me this disc and if this is a sample I shan't be bothering to read them now. Derivative rubbish and a bit naughty to call her heroine Agatha. Agatha Christie she ain't. Based on this piece I would call MC Beaton the Barbara Cartland of detective fiction and I can't be more insulting than that.
I also didn't like Penelope Keith's reading although I can see why she was chosen. I hadn't realised before what a very limited actress she is. She does the county lady very well but she is hopeless at accents to the point that she is embarrassing when she attempts them. I'm very glad I didn't buy this product.