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The Woman on the Orient Express Audiobook

The Woman on the Orient Express

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Publisher's Summary

Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.

Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect - with lasting repercussions.

Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets.

©2016 Lindsay Ashford. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Carôle Kent, United Kingdom 30/01/2017
    Carôle Kent, United Kingdom 30/01/2017 Member Since 2009
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    "Didn't Finish…"

    I would rather have not rated this novel, because I know that I cannot be fair, but…

    I'm afraid that I did not give the novel time to grip me - I progressed to chapter 4, but I really couldn't tolerate the narrator's voice! I found it quite grating - that doesn't normally happen with me, I can accept most accents, dialects and tones, but not Justine Eyre's I'm afraid. Listen to the sample first and then make your decision. The general reviews were ok, but I couldn't get sufficiently into the book to say if it was any good. Slow starting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Ruth Bain
    Orange County, CA
    26/11/16
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    "Biographical fiction"

    I enjoyed this biographical fiction of Agatha Christie until the author decided to emphasize romance over characterization. The melodramatic finale kinda ruined the story. I really like this narrator, and she did a good job with this.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • HoneyBee
    03/11/16
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    "A great read"

    Most of the time I buy audio books because of the genera and rating without always reading the summary of what the book is about. Bring a Netflix binge watcher of Poirot, I was pleasantly surprised that this book was about Agatha Christie. It was beautifully written and had heartwarming story. It's one I will certainly listen to again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/12/16
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    "Nicely done little historical mystery"

    oh and romance. I'm looking for other books by this author


    Does what it's supposed to. Sets up impossible situations for several characters with an underlying sense of menace.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bekka
    Springfield, MO
    09/12/16
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    "Great book!"

    I found this book to be outstanding! Very entertaining, well read, and well written. I Ioved how the author used Agatha Christie. Brilliant!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    16/03/17
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    "I just can't"

    I'm not very far through the book I'm probably around chapter 5 and it is so very dry. I just can't get into it thankfully it was a Kindle unlimited book so I did not have to pay for this title. unfortunately it's just not my cup of tea.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • F. Byrd
    Texas
    15/03/17
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    "Doesn't really go anywhere"

    No great mystery solved here. A overall boring story with flat characters and a terrible performer. Her accents are terrible and her cadence is frustrating to listen to. I may have enjoyed the story more if I'd read it instead of listening to it, but it's still not a book I'd recommend to those who enjoy Christie or Conan Doyle.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia
    Nanaimo, BC, Canada
    11/02/17
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    "Let Down by Performer"
    What did you like best about The Woman on the Orient Express? What did you like least?

    The narrator's style was so annoying that I actually could not finish listening to the book. With the exception of dialogue the entire story was told with a sort of sing-song cadence.If that is not off-putting enough she further drags the story with a bored and monotonous reading that could, actually, put one to sleep.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Couldn't listen to it long enough to tell, but it appeared to be a very interesting idea and I will see if I can find it in print.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Every way possible !!!


    Was The Woman on the Orient Express worth the listening time?

    Not with this narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I will try to find the book as I believe the story will be interesting. Just couldn't get past the narration "style".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shari S.
    05/02/17
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    "Very Well-Done"

    I am a huge Christie fan and found this book a surprisingly good read. The narrator is excellent too. Could there possibly be a sequel? Probably not. But I highly recommend this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deb
    06/01/17
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    "Very rich in history. "

    Loved the history. Had some difficulty in the beginning keeping up with the introduction of characters. After that, you wanted more and you got it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donna McGuinness
    05/01/17
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    "Excellent book!"
    If you could sum up The Woman on the Orient Express in three words, what would they be?

    Perfection, Biographical, Food


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Woman on the Orient Express?

    When Agatha finally knew that Nancy wasn't her ex husbands lover


    Have you listened to any of Justine Eyre’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    "The Color of Secrets" is about love and finding out about yourself. This one doesn't compare except finding out secrets, as in Agatha Christie...but they're both intense


    If you could take any character from The Woman on the Orient Express out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Agatha hands down...because she was a great writer, I'd want to know more about Archie and they're divorce and find out about her ways she writes


    Any additional comments?

    Okay I'm British and understood many words, maybe Americans don't, but put that aside. This book is fantastic! I finished listening 2 days ago, actually I started it Jan 1 and finished Jan 2 because I felt there was no point I could leave off...seriously! I couldn't sleep and no matter when I put my sleep timer on, I just took it off, I had to finished it. I've complimented the author "Lindsay Jayne Ashford" (very British name) on her previous book, "The color of secrets" another find everyone needs to listen to, but this is so far from that one. It deserves everything 5 stars I have it. I am a writer and maybe I have finally decided to write about the past, because I did write a short story the other day about the past and semi autobiographical, I felt inspired. Anyway, after listening I looked into Agatha Christies past and many things in this are based on her life, I really loved that. I love her and this great book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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