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The Mystery of the Blue Train Audiobook

The Mystery of the Blue Train

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Publisher's Summary

When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again, for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.

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©1928 Agatha Christie; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)
"The Empress of the crime novel." (Sunday Express)

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    Janey 05/05/2015
    Janey 05/05/2015

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    "Good story"

    Good story. Classic Christie tale. As always Hugh Frasers narration is perfect. I could listen to him reading anything. Brilliant!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    melanie Saltburn by the Sea, United Kingdom 02/02/2013
    melanie Saltburn by the Sea, United Kingdom 02/02/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "It's Agatha Christie"

    Another wonderful book from Agatha Christie. Narrated by the wonderful Hugh Fraser who reads all the parts with excellent accents and makes you feel your really in the strory.

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    Gwen Seller 25/09/2016
    Gwen Seller 25/09/2016
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    "The Blue Train twists and turns"

    I love to hear Hugh Fraser's telling any of the Poirot stories. He has Poirot's voice just right and he is excellent at the range, accents and tone of all the other characters especially women where he manages never to sound shrill but remains sympathetic and believable as a woman's voice.
    The story of Blue Train twists and turns, it is quite dark at times and the denouement is unexpected, Agatha Christie at her best.

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    Alf 20/05/2016
    Alf 20/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Hugh Fraser"

    Outstanding! Enjoyed every word and the conclusion. Listened in the car, cooking - driving my family mad!

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    Derek Thorburn 18/05/2016
    Derek Thorburn 18/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Poirot On The Spot As Always"
    Would you listen to The Mystery of the Blue Train again? Why?

    Definitely. It's an intriguing book and the plot is excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the lead up to the murder, which Christie always does so well and the investigation was excellent.


    Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, many of them. He is perfect as a narrator.


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

    I could understand why Catherine got fed up with Lady Tamplin and Chubby. They could be irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    Agatha Christie never fails to disappoint and if you want a mystery where you're kept on the edge of your seat, you won't be disappointed. This is also her first book which mentions St Mary Mead, which is where Miss Marple resides. It is also the first book where George, Poiro's valet, appears and where we meet Mr Goby for the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jaye Hardy 07/02/2016
    Jaye Hardy 07/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN"

    Don't rags to riches came true, beyond becoming a member of society high class there's a murder and theft.
    Excellent storyline with its normal twists

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    J. Armour 09/05/2015
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    I don't get the story. It is not the best agatha christie book. But is a good one. The reader is very good and overall it's quite good

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    "Hugh Fraser does it again"
    Would you listen to The Mystery of the Blue Train again? Why?

    The Mystery of the Blue Train is one of my favourite Christie novels, and I think Hugh Fraser did a wonderful job mimicking David Suchet's Poirot voice, as well as making the women sound normal instead of overly feminine.


    What other book might you compare The Mystery of the Blue Train to and why?

    And Then There Were None, narrated by the same actor, but with no Poirot, so no fallback character. A wonderfully creepy rendition of Justice Wargrave.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Wonderfully varied in voice, with each character distinct by sound alone, and his natural voice is perfect for narrating.


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

    When Katherine tells Poirot she can't go on, Hugh Fraser captures the distress in her voice in a perfect, yet understated, manner.


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend to anyone and everyone - thoroughly enjoyable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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