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Murder in Mesopotamia Audiobook

Murder in Mesopotamia

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Publisher's Summary

Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax in murder. With one spot of blood as his only clue, Hercule Poirot must embark on a journey across the desert to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers.

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©1936 Agatha Christie Mallowan; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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"Smooth, highly original, and completely absorbing." (New York Times)

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    Dawn London, United Kingdom 15/09/2012
    Dawn London, United Kingdom 15/09/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "brilliant story - disappointing narration"

    I was really looking forward to this version as I thought Anna Massey was a good choice of narrator. However, her Poirot is really far off the mark - too gruff, rugged and garbled, and I'm afraid to say the accent is absolutely atrocious.



    It quite simply doesn't match the adorably fastidious, self-important and precise character of Poirot that Christie created, and as such I found it an unwelcome distraction to the otherwise superbly-plotted and intriguing story.



    Also, the tone of her voice is too strident. You either have to turn the volume down low, or risk getting a headache after half an hour's listening. And if I'm being honest I didn't take to her pronunciation of Hercule as 'Er-Cool' instead of 'Er-Kewel' - but I expect I'm just being really picky!



    I'd suggest looking for this title with another narrator, or try the excellent dramatised version with John Moffatt.

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    rachel york, United Kingdom 05/12/2016
    rachel york, United Kingdom 05/12/2016 Member Since 2009

    I love listening to comedy and autobiography

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    "Usual brilliance from Agatha"

    Really enjoyed the plot twists, Anna Massey does the different characters well, although sometimes her accent for Hercule is a little strange

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    Miss EDINBURGH, United Kingdom 04/12/2016
    Miss EDINBURGH, United Kingdom 04/12/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrible french accent!"
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Anna Massey?

    Only if she didn't have to do any accents! She has a lovely voice when just reading straight though!


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    MRS 13/07/2016
    MRS 13/07/2016
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    "Good story but painful narration at times!"

    The story is great and I enjoyed it, but the narrator's Poirot voice is not good - it made me cringe at times.

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    Amazon Customer 07/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "A captivating English story..."

    A wonderfully read English story read in a proper English voice by the superb spine-tingling Anna Massey. Perfect !!

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    David Effingham, United Kingdom 24/03/2016
    David Effingham, United Kingdom 24/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible foreign accents"

    Terrible foreign accents detracted from the story telling and made this book an effort to listen to.

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    Jaye Hardy 23/04/2015
    Jaye Hardy 23/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Murder in Mesopotamà"

    I've never heard of the person who narrated the book it took a couple of chapters to get use to the narrator.
    I'd never heard of this book so I was intiged about it. it was a very good book with lots of twists and turns throughly enjoyed listening to it. as normal I didn't get the murderer.

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