Hercule Poirot
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  • 1
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles | Agatha Christie

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
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    (79)
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    Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.

    Mysterious affair at Styles

    Poirot has been evacuated from Belgium Hastings is on sick leave from the army a chance meeting brings them together this is Poriot first case in Engl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 March 2016 by Jaye Hardy ()
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    The Mysterious Affair at Styles | Agatha Christie

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
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    Sidelined by his war injuries in 1916, Captain Hastings travels to his friend's estate at Styles Court to recover from his wounds. As the summer heats up, a tragic murder occurs, and Hastings calls upon the services of his old acquaintance Hercule Poirot. With seemingly unrelated clues - a scrap of a burned will, a false beard, and an empty packet of bromide - the brilliant detective launches his first investigation on English soil and forges an enduring friendship.

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  • 2
    Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the Links

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
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    (23)
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    (10)
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    An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.

    Yawn....

    As with many Christie books, there are so many characters, it is hard to keep track of who is who and who has done what! At least with the TV/Film ada..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 July 2014 by Mrs A (Nottinghamshire, UK)
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    Murder on the links | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the links

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
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    (60)
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    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.

    Captain Hastings Falls in Love!

    I am a great Poirot and Hugh Fraser fan but I struggled with this audiobook. I lost count of the number of times I had to restart the book as I lost i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 July 2016 by Maria2702 (Tyne and Wear, UK)
  • 3
    Poirot Investigates | Agatha Christie

    Poirot Investigates

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (136)
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    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond...then came the "suicide" that was murder...the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun-room...a million dollar bond robbery...the curse of a pharoah's tomb...a jewel robbery by the sea...the abduction of a Prime Minister...the disappearance of a banker...a phone call from a dying man...and, finally, the mystery of the missing will.

    Wrong Reader, Good Stories

    A good collection of stories, but beware if you're a fan of Hugh Fraser and don't listen to the preview before buying. This collection is actually re..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 April 2008 by Andrew (Wrexham, United Kingdom)
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    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
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    Story
    (132)

    Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

    Loved It

    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 su..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2007 by Sue (Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    The Big Four | Agatha Christie

    The Big Four

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    Framed in the doorway of Poirot's bedroom stood an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man's gaunt face stared for a moment, then he swayed and fell. Who was he? Was he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what was the significance of the figure four, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life to uncover the truth about "Number Four".

    Poirot's most exciting adventure!

    I loved this book from start to finish. It takes Poirot and Hastings into the world of international espionage and conspiracy. Time after time, they e..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 June 2011 by George (North Yorkshire)
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    The Mystery of the Blue Train | Agatha Christie

    The Mystery of the Blue Train

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    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.

    Good story

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

    Reviewed on 05 May 2015 by Janey (Nottingham)
  • 7
    Black Coffee | Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne

    Black Coffee

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    Sir Claud Amory has discovered the formula for a new powerful explosive, which is stolen by one of the large household of relatives and friends. Locking everyone in the library, Sir Claud switches off the lights to allow the thief to replace the formula on the table, no questions asked. When the lights come on, however, he is dead.

    Amazing narration

    Agatha at her best, superbly performed by John Moffat. I thoroughly enjoyed this story during many of my dog walks!! You will not be disappointed...en..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 September 2016 by Catwat ()
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    Peril at End House | Agatha Christie

    Peril at End House

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (69)
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    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick's sun hat, Hercule Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn't been committed. Yet.

    Another Christie Classic!

    Highly recommended! Another Agatha Christie classic with so many twists and turns that even Poirot's baffled! The David Suchet TV adaptation of this..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 December 2013 by Andrew (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    Lord Edgware Dies | Agatha Christie

    Lord Edgware Dies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to "get rid of" her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn't help feeling he was being taken for a ride.

    After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had finally granted her a divorce?

    A superb mystery superbly read by Hugh Fraser

    This Agatha Christie novel is read by Hugh Fraser who plays Captain Hastings in the TV series Poirot. His talent of bringing the dialogues to life is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 September 2009 by Vera (Ash, Surrey, United Kingdom)
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    Murder on the Orient Express | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the Orient Express

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (351)

    Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

    Delightful!

    Old favourite, beautifully read by David Suchet (for many Christie fans, the definitive Poirot). Lovely audio book!

    Reviewed on 24 November 2010 by Kathryn (Addlestone, Surrey, United Kingdom)
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    Murder on the Orient Express | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the Orient Express

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    Story
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    Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, read by the inimitable Dan Stevens. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.

    Slow, stale and unexpected

    Not really, this one had nothing I liked about And Then There Where None.

    Reviewed on 01 September 2015 by GenKan ()
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    Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie

    Three Act Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
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    Thirteen guests arrived at dinner at the actor's house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died. But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison, just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was absolutely no motive.

    Never tired of listening

    Surprisingly there is no much of Poirot in the story but still it is work of A. Christie to wich one I like to come back.

    Reviewed on 25 September 2016 by Yatsugashira (Bathgate, UK)
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    Death In the Clouds | Agatha Christie

    Death In the Clouds

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, ahead, across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.

    Really got us speculating

    My Mum and I listened to this together in a car journey to and from my brother's house. On arrival, half way through, we couldn't stop talking about w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 December 2012 by Cheryl ()
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    The ABC Murders | Agatha Christie

    The ABC Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (65)

    There's a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim's corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place.

    Great book for Agatha Christie lovers

    Agatha Christie is great in telling murder mystery stories and this is another great book of hers. Interesting plot, great twists, building up suspens..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 April 2013 by kat (LEEDS, United Kingdom)
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    Murder in Mesopotamia | Agatha Christie

    Murder in Mesopotamia

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
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    (36)
    Story
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    Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax in murder.

    brilliant story - disappointing narration

    I was really looking forward to this version as I thought Anna Massey was a good choice of narrator. However, her Poirot is really far off the mark -..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 September 2012 by Dawn (London, United Kingdom)
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    Cards on the Table | Agatha Christie

    Cards on the Table

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

    Cards on the Table

    An easy to listen to audio book, with all that you'd expect from Agatha Christie.
    Four sleuths & four murderers and one host. At the end of the n..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 March 2015 by Jaye Hardy ()
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    Dumb Witness | Agatha Christie

    Dumb Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (83)

    Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.

    An entertaining mystery from the 1930's

    This is an excellent Agatha Christie novel, with Hercule Poirot as the investigator of a possible murder. The story flows so well that it illustrates ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 October 2012 by Mark H (Kilwinning, United Kingdom)
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    Death on the Nile | Agatha Christie

    Death on the Nile

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (32)
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    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Christie's most popular novels. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could wish for. But as the happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, storm clouds are gathering. Linnet's former friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, follows her and Simon wherever they go and Linnet senses she is in danger.

    Superb performance

    Superb performance by John Moffatt and, indeed, the whole cast. A classic brought to life in the best possible way. Hugely enjoyable and does not disa..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 October 2016 by Ruth ()
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    Death on the Nile | Agatha Christie

    Death on the Nile

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (171)
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    (126)
    Story
    (128)

    The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: "I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed.

    David Suchet narrating Poirot is a must!

    Superb narration of one of my favourite Poirot stories. Poirot is brought to life in this retelling.

    Reviewed on 19 March 2016 by Miss ()
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    Murder in the Mews | Agatha Christie

    Murder in the Mews

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Nigel Hawthorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the "eternal triangle" of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry?

    also includes Hugh Fraser

    Only the first story is read by Nigel Hawthorne. Which is just as well, as, in my opinion, his Poirot characterisation is absolutely atrocious and at..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 February 2013 by Dawn (London, United Kingdom)
  • 19
    Appointment with Death | Agatha Christie

    Appointment with Death

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (39)
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    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: 'You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?' Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met.

    Appointment with Death

    Appointment with Death is one of my favourite M. Poirot cases. I can listen to the dramatisation anytime. Very enjoyable.

    Reviewed on 19 May 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Appointment with Death | Agatha Christie

    Appointment with Death

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her.

    A gripping tale of 'mother love'!

    I found this totally unputdownable!!! It is one the best audio books that I have ever listened to and has already become one of my most played. It is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 September 2009 by Karen (Somerset)
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    Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (67)

    It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man.

    Hercule Poriot's Christmas

    An eledly man has his family for Christmas, and a a young lady turns up claiming to be his dead daughter's child + a young man turns up saying that he..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 June 2016 by Jaye Hardy ()
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    Sad Cypress | Agatha Christie

    Sad Cypress

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stands serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence is damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity, and the means to administer the fatal poison. Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, one man still presumes Elinor is innocent until proven guilty: Hercule Poirot, who is all that stands between Elinor and the gallows.

    Good story, poor performance.

    I enjoyed the story a lot more than I thought. However, the poor quality of narration really spoiled it for me, especially with it being David Suchet..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 May 2014 by Kindle Customer (NUNEATON, WARWICKSHIRE United Kingdom)
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    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe | Agatha Christie

    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his out-flung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. It's a clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now, in the words of the rhyme, can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

    1 2 buckle my shoe

    loved it great storyline
    Poirot has the world on his shoulders he's got to go to the dentist.
    once out he's relieved till 3 hours later when h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Jaye Hardy ()
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    Evil Under the Sun | Agatha Christie

    Evil Under the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun...she had been strangled.

    Amazing

    A fantastic story, fantastically read. David brings all the characters alive and brings you in to the book. Love this whole series' 💖

    Reviewed on 13 September 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie

    Five Little Pigs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, yet there were five other suspects: Philip Blake (the stockbroker) who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist) who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee) who had roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess) who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister) who cried 'wee wee wee' all the way home.It is sixteen years later, but Hercule Poirot just can't get that nursery rhyme out of his mind...

    Fantastic

    Love the story and how it's been brought alive by Huge Fraser. On to the next one.

    Reviewed on 03 November 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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    The Hollow | Agatha Christie

    The Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    Lucy Angkatell invited Hercule Poirot to lunch. To tease the great detective, her guests stage a mock murder beside the swimming pool. Unfortunately, the victim plays the scene for real. As his blood drips into the water, John Christow gasps one final word: "Henrietta". In the confusion, a gun sinks to the bottom of the pool. Poirot's enquiries reveal a complex web of romantic attachments. It seems everyone in the drama is a suspect, and each a victim of love.

    Brilliant, Thought Provoking and Captivating

    Brilliant, Thought Provoking and Captivating. Also told incredibly well by Hugh Fraser. One of Agatha's best.

    Reviewed on 28 July 2016 by Miss ()
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    The Labours of Hercules | Agatha Christie

    The Labours of Hercules

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet, reasoned the detective, like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters. So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot made up his mind to accept just 12 more cases: his self-imposed "labours". Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.

    Good Stories

    Hi. These are fun stories, the odd one is a bit weaker then the rest but overall 9 Poirot stories which are great fun.

    They are only arou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 January 2011 by Stephanie (Loughborough, Leciestershire, United Kingdom)
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    Taken at the Flood | Agatha Christie

    Taken at the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune. Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law, who claims she has been warned by "spirits" that Mrs Underhay's first husband is still alive.

    Taken at the Flood

    I really enjoy Agatha Christie books but I found this one hard to get into I'm going to try and listen to it again at a later date

    Reviewed on 29 August 2016 by Jaye Hardy ()
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    Mrs. McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie

    Mrs. McGinty's Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (73)

    Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn't look like a murderer.

    One of her best

    Not as well known as 'orient express' or 'death on the Nile', but this book is one of her best with solid back story (where are they now) and excellen..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 September 2015 by James (Letchworth, UK)
  • 31
    After the Funeral | Agatha Christie

    After the Funeral

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

    After the Funeral

    It was lovely to hear Hugh Frasers voice again.

    Well, what can I say..... your father dies, you go to the Funeral & wake then it's time for t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 March 2015 by Jaye Hardy ()
  • 32
    Hickory Dickory Dock | Agatha Christie

    Hickory Dickory Dock

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot's interest. But then he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items: a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack, and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup. The list made absolutely no sense at all. But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?

    Hickory Dickory Dock

    The ever rffient miss Lemming makes 3 simple errors! Poitiers finds some sterling facts about her she has a sister who is having problem's the at a yo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2015 by Jaye Hardy ()
  • 33
    Dead Man's Folly | Agatha Christie

    Dead Man's Folly

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (95)

    Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fête, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt. Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen. Beware: nobody is quite what they seem!

    Masterful Suchet

    Even if you know the story and have seen the televised version, this book is a must just to hear David Suchet's masterful rendition of every single ch..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 June 2009 by Diana (Fordingbridge, United Kingdom)
  • 34
    Cat Among the Pigeons | Agatha Christie

    Cat Among the Pigeons

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (107)

    Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion, while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress, shot through the heart from point blank range.

    Classic Christie

    Unusual plot, with the standard cast of characters. First class entertainment, beautifully read by Hugh Fraser

    Reviewed on 24 July 2008 by Ms M Morrissey - McKenzie (Sg19 2qz)
  • 35
    The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding | Agatha Christie

    The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding...then the discovery of a corpse in a chest, but what can link these baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot! Feast yourself on these intriguing crime mysteries from the distinctive hand of the queen of crime fiction.

    perfect holiday listening

    Good short stories, Hugh Fraser excellent at reading almost like having David Suchet himself! easy to navigate each of the five plots and some intere..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 January 2015 by colin ross ()
  • 37
    The Clocks | Agatha Christie

    The Clocks

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living-room floor. What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike 3.00. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13. Even more strange: only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house.

    Christie does it again

    Once again Agatha doesn't disappoint with this cracking read. I found this one a little easier to unfold as the plot went along and I did guess the en..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2008 by Sue (Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom)
  • 38
    Third Girl | Agatha Christie

    Third Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (74)

    Three single girls shared the same London flat. The first worked as a secretary; the second was an artist; the third, who came to Poirot for help, disappeared, convinced she was a murderer. Now there were rumours of revolvers, flick-knives, and blood stains. But, without hard evidence, it would take all Poirot's tenacity to establish whether the third girl was guilty, innocent - or insane.

    Excellent

    Narrated brilliantly by Hugh Fraser as always. Slightly unusual style of plot for Poirot. Highly recommended

    Reviewed on 02 March 2016 by Bimjob ()
  • 39
    Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie

    Hallowe'en Party

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    A classic Christie mystery. Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Hugh Fraser in the popular TV series. At a Hallowe'en party, Joyce - a hostile thirteen-year-old - boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the 'evil presence'. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer...

    Another good who-done-it

    I am a big fan of Agatha Christie's novels. Hugh Fraser does a really good job of bringing the characters to life and telling this story with easy exp..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2013 by Selene (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 40
    Elephants Can Remember | Agatha Christie

    Elephants Can Remember

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. For here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident: the broken body of a woman was discovered on the rocks at the foot of the cliff. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies, a husband and wife, shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder?

    Capitol!

    Awesome story, first class narration, characters beautifully described and performed. Love High Fraser- the very finest Agatha Christie narrator.
    ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Catwat ()
  • 41
    Poirot's Early Cases | Agatha Christie

    Poirot's Early Cases

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser, David Suchet
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (362)

    Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces a most taxing case: who killed Lord Cronshaw? Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? And did she deliberately take an overdose of cocaine?

    Great listen, but marred by narrating inaccuracies

    A great collection of classic Poirot stories which held my attention in each case. Lovely to listen to as each case was well written, as is to be exce..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 January 2016 by holly whitby brown ()
  • 42
    Curtain: Poirot's Last Case | Agatha Christie

    Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings. There was his own daughter, Judith; an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton; dashing Mr Allerton; brittle Miss Cole; Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife, Barbara; Nurse Craven; Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy; and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot's declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer.

    The end of Poirot

    A poignant final case for Poirot aided by his faithful Hastings in which they re-investigate supposedly solved murders/deaths. In true Agatha Christ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 May 2012 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 43
    The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery | Sophie Hannah

    The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (403)

    Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

    There's a good plot here…somewhere

    Sadly only parts of this book grabbed my attention and I was relieved when the narration finished. It seemed to go on for ever, and even the denouemen..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Rhona (Arrochar, United Kingdom)
  • 44
    Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery | Sophie Hannah

    Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (216)

    Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live.... Among Lady Playford's guests are two men she has never met - the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard.

    Ridiculous plot, badly in need of editing

    Don't know, the plot is ludicrous and the story is endlessly repetitive.

    Reviewed on 13 October 2016 by Karen (Basingstoke, United Kingdom)
  • The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog's Ball | Agatha Christie

    The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog's Ball

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In 2004, a remarkable archive was unearthed at Agatha Christie's family home, Greenway - 73 of her private notebooks, filled with pencilled jottings and ideas.

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