Ariadne Oliver
Books in series8
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 753 ratings)
  • 1
    Parker Pyne Investigates | Agatha Christie

    Parker Pyne Investigates

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Mrs Packington felt alone, helpless, and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in The Times which read: "ARE YOU HAPPY? IF NOT, CONSULT MR PARKER PYNE". Equally adept at putting together the pieces of a marriage or the fragments of a murder mystery, Mr Parker Pyne was possibly the world's most unconventional private eye, and certainly its most charming.

    Parker Pyne

    Well read by Hugh Fraser
    it was really interesting having stories inside a bigger story.
    Easy to listen to

    Reviewed on 10 June 2015 by Jaye Hardy ()
  • 2
    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 ()
  • 3
    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)
  • 4
    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)
  • 5
    The Pale Horse | Agatha Christie

    The Pale Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    To understand the strange goings on at The Pale Horse Inn, Mark Easterbrook knew he had to begin at the beginning. But where exactly was the beginning? Was it the savage blow to the back of Father Gorman's head? Or was it when the priest's assailant searched him so roughly, he tore the clergyman's cassock? Or could it have been the priest's visit, just minutes before, to a woman on her deathbed? Or was there a deeper significance to the violent squabble that Mark Easterbrook had himself witnessed earlier?

    Another great Agatha Christie!

    Another great story from Agatha Christie. One of the things I found interesting about this is the contemporary details as to 1960s fashion and appeara..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 February 2015 by Dr. R. Brompton (UK)
  • 6
    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 ()
  • 7
    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)
  • 8
    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 ()