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The Labours of Hercules Audiobook

The Labours of Hercules

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Publisher's Summary

In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet, reasoned the detective, like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters.

So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot made up his mind to accept just 12 more cases: his self-imposed "labours", all detailed in this short-story collection. Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.

©1947 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"Richly devious and quite brilliant." (San Francisco Chronicle)

What Members Say

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    Stephanie Loughborough, Leciestershire, United Kingdom 25/01/2011
    Stephanie Loughborough, Leciestershire, United Kingdom 25/01/2011 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Stories"

    Hi. These are fun stories, the odd one is a bit weaker then the rest but overall 9 Poirot stories which are great fun.

    They are only around 40 minutes in length so it's easy to sit down and listen to one story at a time.

    Well worth a listen, and nicely read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rose 08/07/2014
    Rose 08/07/2014
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    "Much enjoyed"
    What made the experience of listening to The Labours of Hercules the most enjoyable?

    Short stories would seem to be Agatha Christie's forte, and these do not disappoint. The stories themselves are highly enjoyable and relatively easy to follow, and the narration is excellent. These stories can be listened to time and again without boredom beginning to sink in, and I would highly recommend this audiobook to any Christie fan.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jaye Hardy 03/04/2015
    Jaye Hardy 03/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Labours of Hercule poirot"

    Hugh Fraser narrated it very well. It was an intresting book with twelve different stories all done very well I really enjoyed listening to it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. R. Brompton UK 30/01/2015
    Dr. R. Brompton UK 30/01/2015 Member Since 2011

    Indigo

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    "Surprised me a number of times!"

    I listen to a lot of Agatha Christie and so I thought that I would be able to guess the endings in this collection of stories, how wrong I was! I was surprised by a number of the twists and turns. A good collection and well read (as always) by Hugh Fraser.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Martin & Nina United Kingdom 24/05/2013
    Martin & Nina United Kingdom 24/05/2013 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent easy listening"

    I love Poirot stories but this collection is excellent, well read (as always!) and short enough to enjoy in snippets. The flow of the story is perfect so as the book progresses its a fun listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie 18/10/2016
    Eddie 18/10/2016 Member Since 2014

    i love audobooks

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    "loved it get it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    i would because it is ssh a good book


    What did you like best about this story?

    i like the way agatha christie


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    the thing about it is how grate huge Fraser is clear


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    it is so good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L 16/09/2016
    L 16/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Big Poirot fan and this didn't disappoint"
    Would you listen to The Labours of Hercules again? Why?

    Yes, because the stories are short and easy to dip in and out of.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Labours of Hercules?

    Many memorable moments in each story.


    Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favourite?

    Poirot.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really moving more suspensive.


    Any additional comments?

    Good for long travelling journeys.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sally Alp New Southgate London Uk 26/10/2014
    Sally Alp New Southgate London Uk 26/10/2014
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    "It wasn't a labour to read!!!!"
    What did you like most about The Labours of Hercules?

    How Agatha has linked her hero to that mythical Hercules' stories. Very clever!!!!!


    What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Hugh Fraser brings Hercule alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not able to read in one sitting. To busy for that!!!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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