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Dumb Witness Audiobook

Dumb Witness

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.

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©1937 Agatha Christie Mallowan; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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    Mark H Kilwinning, United Kingdom 16/10/2012
    Mark H Kilwinning, United Kingdom 16/10/2012 Listener Since 2009
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    "An entertaining mystery from the 1930's"

    This is an excellent Agatha Christie novel, with Hercule Poirot as the investigator of a possible murder. The story flows so well that it illustrates why the author was so successful. It is a story set in the late 1920's or early 1930’s ( I think) with all of the sensibilities of that era. There were many red herrings, so I did not predict the solution, but the explanation made sense and was therefore completely satisfying. The narration, by High Fraser, was good and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the novel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jaye Hardy 05/05/2015
    Jaye Hardy 05/05/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Dumb Witness "

    A fragile lady has her family down for Easter, while they were there she fell down the stairs or did she? Poor Bob the dog gets the blame.
    The shock comes after a couple of weeks when she dies and the will is read and then Poriot received a letter two months after she'd died begging for his help

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 25/11/2007
    Kathryn Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 25/11/2007
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    "A cracking detective novel"

    Perfect for a long journey on a winter's day, Dumb Witness makes the time fly. Bob, the 'dumb witness' of the title, made a far better detective than I did and I needed Hercule's elegant expose at the end to let me into the secret of 'who dunnit'! Most enjoyable.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Catwat 11/02/2016
    Catwat 11/02/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Thoroughly enjoyed!"

    I really enjoyed this audio book. As ever, Hugh Fraser provides an outstanding performance and acts out all the parts with incredible skill and versatility. Rather spooky at times and I loved Bob.
    ( no spoilers!)

    Dame Agatha takes us on a fantastic journey with such ease, I wanted to listen to it in one go but would have meant a few "duvet days"!

    Outstanding thriller, exceptionally delivered.

    Enjoy....

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    Becky London 16/08/2015
    Becky London 16/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Feeble plot, not one of her best."
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointing plot, very thin and contrived, with none of the usual twists and turns for which Christie is so famous.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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