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...
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I must stop writing reviews of books on my mobile as autocorrect can do strange things. Oh, and re read my reviews.
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
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.
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.
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.
I love history, crime and thrillers, biographies and almost anything by the BBC.
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.
Jean the Bean
Loved these radio adaptations and great to have a collection - Poirot on tap. Comfort listening at its best. More please.
some detective fun, great whilst out walking, can't beat Poirot! He is his biggest fan!
Poirot - obviously
BBC has done a good job here.
Getting all these cases for one credit is pretty cool!
Retired landscape historian who wrote a few books and articles in his time but now concentrates upon the garden, the family, and travelling.
Quite a variety of stories dramatised, from the most well known to those less known by occasional Christie readers such as me.
As this is a collection this question doesn't really work as there are just so many characters, though I suppose Poirot so dominates each story...
I really felt I had to write a review to comment on my major problem with this collection: the individual stories are not individually listed, as if the listener is only expected to start at the beginning and carry on to the very end. But I often fancy just listening to a particular story, and it is usually one right in the middle, so I have to guess and then move forward or back until I find what I am looking for. This is really not satisfactory, particularly as there are a lot of stories in this collection.
"John Moffat as Poirot is always wonderful."
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.
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.
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.
A volume two would be nice, but I probably have many of them already. I'd probably still buy it.
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!
No, because these stories are abridged.
Agatha Christie's books are always a pleasure, including the selections on this audiobook.
I have listened to a number and they are all very good.
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.
"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.
"Best Agatha Christie bargain"
Loved this boxed set equivalent.
All my favorite murder mystery radio plays in one place. Awesome.
"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!
"Wonderful dramatisations of A. Chrisite's Poirot"
Well. these dramatizations are abridged, full-cast radio productions and as such, are amazing and fully entertaining.
The sound effects, a full cast and the superb acting made this very entertaining.
John Moffat plays Poirot's character quite nicely.
If you are a fan of Agatha Christies novels, you will enjoy listening to this type of audiobook.
This is a great presentation of these stories. The sounds punctuate the dialogue perfectly. Very enjoyable.
I highly recommend it.
"I love mysteries"
I loved every story Agatha Christie is amazing. Radio dramatization are wonderful. Thank you much
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.
"John Moffat IS Hercule Poirot"
Flawless performance as Hercule Poirot by John Moffat, and excellent cast performances all around. Well done.
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