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The Witness for the Prosecution Audiobook

The Witness for the Prosecution: Agatha Christie's Short Story Read by Her Grandson

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Publisher's Summary

Agatha Christie's shocking courtroom drama, read on audio by her grandson, Mathew Prichard.

When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls to Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died.

Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood.

During the trial Ms French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, but as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains: will justice out?

©1933 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Margaret 21/10/2016
    Margaret 21/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "a treat for Christie fans"

    A classic Christie short story, pleasantly read by her grandson. Includes an excerpt from her autobiography. The narrator signed off with "Thank you for listening" and I really wanted to shake his hand and say "Thank you for reading!" I think any fan of classic mysteries will love the story and Christie fans in particular should enjoy the recording.

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    Suzy gen 30/09/2016
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    "Overall A good story but low enjoyment due to a very flat and uninspired narration."

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    A good story but low enjoyment due to a very flat and uninspired narration.

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    Annette Swinburn 28/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Dreadful narration"

    The narrator (apparently Agatha Christie's grandson) wrecks a good story with his flat intonation. He sounds as if he is reading aloud for the first time since primary school, and totally lacks expression. He cannot pronounce some words correctly - pecuniary for example. There's a reason why professional actors usually read audiobooks! Stick to the stories read by Hugh Frazer.

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    Mark Ellis Nova Scotia, Canada 27/09/2016
    Mark Ellis Nova Scotia, Canada 27/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Unusually poor for the greatest of authors"

    Sadly and this is a first for me, I didn't enjoy an Agatha Christie book.

    In all honesty the performance was poor in my opinion. Expressionless and slow speech which led to a boring audio book which frankly I was glad was only an hour long.

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    Eddie 18/10/2016
    Eddie 18/10/2016 Member Since 2014

    i love audobooks

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    "a bit short but a good story"
    What would have made The Witness for the Prosecution better?

    it would be better if the got hugh fraser


    What could Agatha Christie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    she would have hercle poiro in it


    Did Mathew Prichard do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    no he was very plane


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Witness for the Prosecution?

    i would cut the yes yes yes bit


    Any additional comments?

    good story but short

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jaye Hardy 02/10/2016
    Jaye Hardy 02/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION "

    Another good story by Agatha Christie, earlier books and as normal there was plenty to keep you thinking

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    Red Kitty Yorkshire, England 03/12/2016
    Red Kitty Yorkshire, England 03/12/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Shame about narration"

    The Story is amazing as always with Agatha but unfortunately the narrator is terrible and manages to turn what should be a great courtroom piece into something dull and boring. So pleased that I already know the story or I would have thought it rubbish from his telling of it. Very disappointed.

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