Poirot believed he could save the man from the gallows. What he didn't realise was that his own life was now in great danger.
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©1953 Agatha Christie Mallowan; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
"The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"The best Poirot since such pre-war classics as Cards on the Table." (New York Times)
"So simple, so economical, so completely baffling. Every clue scrupulously given, with superb sleight of hand." (Sunday Times)
Not as well known as 'orient express' or 'death on the Nile', but this book is one of her best with solid back story (where are they now) and excellent characterisations of all the residents at Broadhinney. Coupled with High Fraser's narration this is one of the best Christies I've download.
You can't go wrong with Agatha Christie. Time and again I return to her books (spoken or word) due to the timeless quality and appeal of her work.
A blast from the past waiting for Poirot DCI SPENCE his cases has just been heard in court on his evidence and testimony he's found guilty and condemned to death, but they're problems SPENCE doesn't think he's done it again turns to Poirot can he find the real killer in 3 weeks
This is my favourite Agatha Christie, Poirot, story. Whilst one suspects the murderer pretty quickly, the twists and turns and individuals stories are fascinating as they unfold.
Hugh Frasier's narration is superb. His vocal characterisations brilliant. I love his voice, and his range of accents etc is extraordinary. You could be listening to a play, he is so good.
Hugh Fraser is superb as ever as the narrator. I knew the story from the book but really enjoyed listening to Hugh - good story too - very happy - will give it a couple of weeks and listen again
I love reading, both in print and in audio. I'm not a native English speaker so please excuse any spelling/grammar mistakes.
This story contains everything I like in Agatha Christie: the deceivingly idyllic little village, the overlooked details, the red herrings... and a very satisfying conclusion. The reader does a fantastic job of creating the atmosphere of that time and place.
I have always been an avid reader but now it's mostly audio books. Very relaxing.
Amazing characterisation from Hugh Fraser. He really is an excellent narrator. Story was a little convoluted at times but still a triumph. I have been a Christie fan since my teens but never tire of her. More of Hugh please! As always the story had lots of interesting characters and the plot was terrific. I shall be listening to many more books by Agatha in future. A bit of "yesteryear" - I loved it.
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