I usually enjoy dramatisations of Agatha Christie's works but the books themselves seem flat and two dimensional so I usually avoid them. But I took a..Show More » chance with this one and am so glad I did. It has everything - theft, murder, royal personages, bumbling peers, foreigners, black bearded strangers, a helpful policeman, spiffing girls and afternoon tea. All rather P.G.Wodehouse meets the Famous Five. "How frightfully exciting ... somewhat violent activity". " What do you think we'd better do now? Go back to bed?"
Oh, the fun! Forget the story and enjoy the ride, perfectly narrated by Hugh Fraser.
An absolutely excellent reading of an Agatha Christie mystery. Emilia Fox is superb at clear characterisation and the pace is spot on. The audio quali..Show More »ty was consistent and clear throughout, with no noticible changes of pace or style.
I had not read this book before so the audio version was a delight, with Christie providing a 'subtle'plot. :-> Plenty of characters, some intersting locations and more red herrings than a Finish dinner party. Audio perfection!