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Poirot's Finest Cases Performance

Poirot's Finest Cases: Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations

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Publisher's Summary

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

"The ABC Murders": A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer.

"After the Funeral": A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder.

"Death on the Nile": Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place.

"Peril at End House": Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat, and a bullet.

"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd": Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

"Murder on the Orient Express": Poirot is aboard a snowbound train when a passenger is found murdered.

"Three Act Tragedy": Poirot is one of the guests at a party when a clergyman dies whilst sipping a cocktail.

"The Mysterious Affair at Styles": Poirot and Captain Hastings become re-acquainted in a quiet English village in 1916.

These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations showcase eight of the finest cases in Hercule Poirot's career. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, they feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects...

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    David T-Rex 22/11/2014
    David T-Rex 22/11/2014 Member Since 2015

    I must stop writing reviews of books on my mobile as autocorrect can do strange things. Oh, and re read my reviews.

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    "As good as David Suchet is on the TV"
    Any additional comments?

    I have always loved Poirot on TV and John Moffat plays the role fantastically well - despite knowing the stories I am always drawn into the plots and drama

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    GEORGIA 06/02/2016
    GEORGIA 06/02/2016
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    "absolutely perfect"

    all the cast was remarkable! it felt like I was actually there! loved it ! Totally recomend it for all Agatha fans!

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    Pammy 18/07/2016
    Pammy 18/07/2016

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    "Enchanting Comforting Enjoyable"

    Firstly this is fabulous value for money and the acting in each one is charming and engaging.
    The word of Poirot and Captain Hastings need little introduction. However the magic and charm never fades. I can only recommend this audio dramatisation with out reserve. It is comforting uplifting and somehow safe.

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    Kerry 03/12/2015
    Kerry 03/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "A smorgasbord of delight"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Finest Cases to be better than the print version?

    While nothing quite compares to the joy of curling up with an Agatha Christie paperback, these dramatised versions of her magnificent characters and plots comes pretty damn close.
    The performances effectively explore both the sublime and ridiculous (in the best way!) elements that drive each of these stories home. They add just enough 'tongue-in-cheek' to drive the story and glamour to perfectly capture the ambiance of interwar splendour.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My enduring love for Captain Hastings is only deepened by the fantastic performance of Simon Williams, who captured his sweet naïveté without slipping into buffoonery.


    Have you listened to any of John Moffat and Full Cast ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to many of John Moffat's performances as Poirot. I enjoy the way that he not only shows the characters admirable qualities but also his irascibility and foibles.
    I was also pleased to hear casts that included many of my favourite voices on the radio and felt that they all excelled themselves. These dramatisations more than hold their weight with similar works by the cast.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    iris Paris, France 26/10/2015
    iris Paris, France 26/10/2015 Member Since 2015

    I love history, crime and thrillers, biographies and almost anything by the BBC.

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    "A must have for your audible library"

    I first became addicted to Agatha Christie at the age of 14 and I have never ceased to enjoy the numerous film and radio adaptations of her work. In my earlier years I was just gripped by the intrigue and wanted to know who 'dunnit" but now I enjoy the dramatisations as period pieces I love all the details which capture the 1920s and 1930s in the Poirot mysteries. The various drugs they used, the social climate, the emerging film world, the adventures of the rich, the clothes, the vocabulary of the time. Admittedly it is a world of the upper middle class for the most part and it is very, very English apart from Hercule Poirot of course! The BBC adaptations are wonderful - I think the Murder of Roger Ackroyd is probably my favourite but I know most of them off by heart. I think all Christie fans will thoroughly enjoy this collection.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jean the Bean Leicester UK 14/01/2015
    Jean the Bean Leicester UK 14/01/2015 Member Since 2012

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    "Poirot on tap"

    Loved these radio adaptations and great to have a collection - Poirot on tap. Comfort listening at its best. More please.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. C. M. O'meara nenagh, tipperary Ireland 13/01/2015
    Ms. C. M. O'meara nenagh, tipperary Ireland 13/01/2015 Member Since 2015

    scarlett

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    "little grey cells"

    some detective fun, great whilst out walking, can't beat Poirot! He is his biggest fan!

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    Daren Weaver 01/01/2015
    Daren Weaver 01/01/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Great set of stories for long journeys"

    Love these plays. Trying to find more of the same. BBC Drama at its best well worth the credit spent

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    Amazon Customer 01/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Best buy!"

    If you only buy one audiobook on audible, this is the one I'd recommend. All storys beautifully dramatised and gripping. I have listened to it countless times. Just wonderful!

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    Mr. W. D. Pratt UK 16/02/2017
    Mr. W. D. Pratt UK 16/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "each story as thrilling add the next "

    really enjoyed these stories, only downside is it came to an end. I'm on the look out for more now.
    if you enjoy a good murder mystery these are defiantly for you, I think they're better than watching it on TV.

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  • DARBY KERN
    Green Bay, WI United States
    20/12/14
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    "John Moffat as Poirot is always wonderful."
    Would you try another book from Agatha Christie and/or John Moffat and Full Cast ?

    Of course. I have a large selection of them already- this purchase was to upgrade some cassette recordings to digital. I shall do more and I will continue to purchase programs I don't already own.


    What did you like best about this story?

    MIchael Bakewell does a great job adapting Christie's work and the performances are always first rate. I love the books but this allows me to revisit them without committing a huge amount of time. They're great for road trips as well.


    Have you listened to any of John Moffat and Full Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have enjoyed many of Moffat's performances before. In my opinion he and David Suchet are the best Poirot's ever- and I would have a hard time choosing a favorite between the two. Moffat is wonderful for this medium but he wouldn't work visually. His performance is spot on.


    Do you think Poirot’s Finest Cases needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    A volume two would be nice, but I probably have many of them already. I'd probably still buy it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're an Agatha Christie fan the BBC dramas are a great way to get to know her stories, if you're not going to sit down and read the books themselves that is. They have the tone and flavor of her books and are beautifully adapted- even the shorter ones. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd is a favorite book and radio drama, wonderfully adapted with great performances.

    This purchase would cost nearly $70 if bought separately. The price here is great. Go for it! Buy it now!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    25/01/15
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    "Excellent performances"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Finest Cases to be better than the print version?

    No, because these stories are abridged.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Agatha Christie's books are always a pleasure, including the selections on this audiobook.


    Have you listened to any of John Moffat and Full Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to a number and they are all very good.


    Any additional comments?

    I suggest reading the books first. Because these are abridged, if you are not familiar with the full book there is a sense of gaps in the plots. It is most noticeable in the ABC Murders, After the Funeral, and The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • NetWolf
    04/05/16
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    "A Treat for your "Little Grey Cells""

    This compilation of Poirot mysteries is extremely well done. The voice actors do a great job of bringing the stories to life- and the music and sound effects enhance the listening experience. I like that these are radio plays instead of audiobooks- I love Christie's novels but these are much more fast paced. A few details get left out but the twists and turns Christie is known for are all still there. In this collection you get some of the best Poirot stories- my favorites being The Murder on the Orient Express and The Murder of Roger Akroyd. I'd recommend this collection to any mystery fan- it's a great intro to Agatha Christie's most famous detective and his most puzzling cases.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    San Jose, CA United States
    12/10/15
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    "Best Agatha Christie bargain"

    Loved this boxed set equivalent.
    Thanks Audible.
    All my favorite murder mystery radio plays in one place. Awesome.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin
    09/01/15
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    "Really great collection!"

    I love all the Poirot radio dramatizations so it was fun to have so many in one album! This will be a favorite!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • ButterflyRose
    18/06/15
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    "Wonderful dramatisations of A. Chrisite's Poirot"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Finest Cases to be better than the print version?

    Well. these dramatizations are abridged, full-cast radio productions and as such, are amazing and fully entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Poirot's Finest Cases?

    The sound effects, a full cast and the superb acting made this very entertaining.


    What about John Moffat and Full Cast ’s performance did you like?

    John Moffat plays Poirot's character quite nicely.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of Agatha Christies novels, you will enjoy listening to this type of audiobook.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • SJ
    16/01/15
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    "So entertaining"

    This is a great presentation of these stories. The sounds punctuate the dialogue perfectly. Very enjoyable.
    I highly recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Shelley
    11/05/16
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    "Most Excellent!"

    I truly. enjoy full cast performances. They we're all done quite well. And no matter how many times I listen to them, I get the same pleasure as the first.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • D. Hill
    Los Angeles, CA
    01/07/15
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    "John Moffat IS Hercule Poirot"

    Flawless performance as Hercule Poirot by John Moffat, and excellent cast performances all around. Well done.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/06/16
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    "I love mysteries"

    I loved every story Agatha Christie is amazing. Radio dramatization are wonderful. Thank you much

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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