But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to death¿
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"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)
"A classic, the book has worthily earned its fame." (Irish Independent)
I didn't know this book before I listed to it and it was a pure delight. The plot was excellent but since we are talking Agatha Christie that is no surprise. The reader, Hugh Fraser, was superb and carefully defined each character well so you always knew who was speaking. The books pace was perfect and left me wanting more. Terrific stuff!
Hugh Fraser does an excellent narration of this Agatha Christie story. If you don't know the story, it really is an example of a mystery that will keep you guessing until the end and even if you do know the ending - it is great fun to spot the clues that Christie puts along the way.
This is a superbly plotted story with a brilliant twist which was spoiled by some up herself arty bitch on a BBC radio celebration program marking the authors 125 the birthday. Thanks BBC! despite this I enjoyed it immensely.
Yes. Although this was not a favourite of mine the story is still decent and Hugh Fraser is a good narrator.
I did not find anything that interesting.
He did quite well with this story.
Not really. It is a good story on a cold night in, and will keep you occupied while doing something else, but I would not want to sit in a cinema and watch it.
Set within the estate of a wealthy family close to a small village, we have the makings of a classic cluedo style Agatha Christie mystery. With Meetings in the billard room, clues in the study and a cast of characters each with their own little secrets that all come together to enable the detective to solve the identity of the murderer of Roger Ackroyd. Great stuff!!!
Poriot retires to a country village to grow his marrows only one person knows who he really is.
one night after supper that person locks himself in his study then at 10pm the Dr arrives saying where are the police where's your master they break down the door and sitting in the chair the master is dead stabbed in the neck.
"one of A.C.'s best"
Better than listening to an Agatha Christie mystery is listening to it narrated by Hugh Fraser or David Suchet. I wish ALL the collection was narrated by either of them. Hugh Fraser's voice is one of the most comforting things ever, maybe because I grew up with the Poirot TV series, where he plays Captain Hastings.
I know all of Agatha Christie's books, I remember most of the solutions, but I simply can't find other murder-mysteries so captivating and elegantly written. This is one of my favourites. I remembered who the murderer was, but I wanted to listen to it anyway. Loved it!
"The ending will have your mouth wide open."
This is the first and only book written Agatha Christie that I've ever read.
Go ahead and read it. It is very much worth the hype.
"Timeless excellence of Ms Christie"
A superbly written mystery! The narration also outstanding. How can anyone fail to enjoy the works of Agatha Christie?
"Totally unexpected ending"
Up with the best
Kept me thinking, but not on the edge of my seat
I was shocked at the ending
Agatha Christie is always an enjoyable read
"A Wonderful Poirot Story"
Highly recommend this audiobook to all Poirot fans. Great story read by the wonderful Hugh Fraser.
Think he does a wonderful job conveying Poirot
No - just solid old-fashioned mystery.
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