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Poirot's Early Cases Audiobook

Poirot's Early Cases

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Publisher's Summary

Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces a most taxing case: who killed Lord Cronshaw? Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? And did she deliberately take an overdose of cocaine?

No sooner has Poirot revealed his astonishing powers of deduction than he is faced with 17 other mysteries to test his soon-to-be-famous "little grey cells".

As a matter of courtesy to a group of young people, he endeavours to solve the gruesome murder of a woman whose body they have stumbled upon while locked out of their flat, and with his usual precision and elan, he discovers exactly how "Mary, Mary quite contrary" makes her garden grow.

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©1974 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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    holly whitby brown 10/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen, but marred by narrating inaccuracies"

    A great collection of classic Poirot stories which held my attention in each case. Lovely to listen to as each case was well written, as is to be excepted in the case of an Agatha Christie work, and each had a nice plot twist.

    I was also excited to see it was read by Hugh Fraser and David Suchet, who play Capt Hastings and Poirot in the TV series; however my enjoyment of this audiobook was marred by the fact that not every case included David Suchet's performance as Poirot and one was not even narrated by either Fraser or Sachet. I couldn't help but feel slightly cheated because, as far as I was aware, the description do not mention the changing narrators etc. It didn't ruin the book completely but did leave me feel fairly aggrieved!

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Jaye Hardy 21/06/2016
    Jaye Hardy 21/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    I purchased this as a relaxing book.
    There's numerous different stories right from the beginning of Agatha Christie career, if you're a keen reader of Agatha Christie you may find that somethings sound familiar this is where later on she expended the short story into a full length book. It was really easy to listen to and it gives you an insight into Agatha Christie earlier stories

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    V. Lowrey 23/02/2015
    V. Lowrey 23/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice short stories."

    If you are looking to listen to short stories, this is the audiobook for you. Well read, easy listening. Good book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Harriet Wood 24/05/2015
    Harriet Wood 24/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "perfect"

    Hours and hours of perfect, familiar, non threatening characters. perfectly read. just the ticket for brains that need soothing before bed.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Faint 14/11/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "easy listening"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Early Cases to be better than the print version?

    Cant go wrong with Agatha Christie stories and this is no exception.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 21/02/2013
    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 21/02/2013
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    "Excellent"

    The short stories are alternated between narration from David Suchet and Hugh Fraser. To be really picky, I would love them to include both, and Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon narrating their own lines, but nothing is perfect. These are great, really quick easy listens, perfect for one each on the journey to work, approx half an hour each. If you like Agatha Christie books anyway you will love these. If you've never tried anything of hers, I think I like the short stories best, a good place to start.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Esther 08/10/2016
    Esther 08/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "I love it"

    I really like this audiobook, the performances are very good. There is something I would like to clarify though, for those people who actually read the comments and reviews. I have seen one reviewer complaining about the fact that one story, or some parts of the stories are not read by Hugh Fraser or David Suchet. Well, they all are, but if one is not familiar with David Suchet's work, apart from his performance as Poirot, then they might not recognize his normal voice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ALAN 17/05/2015
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    "Usual standard"

    Picked for the narrators voice. Puts life into each character. Agatha Christie's short stories are always a pleasure to hear.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pippa UK 07/10/2014
    Pippa UK 07/10/2014 Member Since 2011

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    "Comfort stories"
    Would you listen to Poirot's Early Cases again? Why?

    Yes, definitely: they are nice, short stories - all of which I have heard/read/watched before, but each is so well acted and somehow "neat" that I would be happy to listen to them again and again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It has to be Hastings - so trusting, so naive, and so wrong all the time!


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Craftico Leicestershire, England 23/02/2017
    Craftico Leicestershire, England 23/02/2017

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    "Well done!"

    This is a collection of Agatha Christies tales, maybe not so well known to everyone, well read and a great performance. I am an avid knitter and find Audible books the only way to 'read' and knit simultaneously!

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    "Great small doses of listening"

    I love this audiobook. The short stories lend themselves very well to listening and the narration is excellent. Both Hugh Fraser and David Suchet narrate (separate short stories) and they are by far my favourite narrators. have listened to this book multiple times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "A nice collection"

    Very intriguing, wonderfully crafted stories, narrated expertly by Hugh Frazer, the actual Captain Hastings of the TV series.

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