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  • Murder Under the Sun: 13 Summer Mysteries by The Queen of Crime

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Summer. Holiday season. A time for rest and relaxation. But murder can strike anywhere, as this selection of an ‘unlucky 13’ mysteries by Agatha Christie proves. Join Hercule Poirot, Christopher Parker Pyne, Harley Quin and James Bond on this special holiday-themed collection, and take a dip into these short stories, perfect for killing time on the beach, by the pool - or at home, when planning to get away from it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh Fraser

  • By Emilou on 30-07-19

Hugh Fraser

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-19

Thank you for coming back! Please read the man in the brown suit & the others you didn’t get to. You are a better Poirot than anyone else! I am an Agatha Christie geek & you Hugh are the very best. Thank you for doing this & please continue the ones Emilia Fox has done. Love you so very much you are the very best. Hugs Lou Harris Xx

22 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

A new unabridged Agatha Christie mystery, featuring the young adventurers Lady ‘Frankie’ Derwent and Bobby Jones.While playing an erratic round of golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. With his final breath the man opens his eyes and says, ‘Why didn’t they ask Evans?’Haunted by these words, Bobby and his vivacious companion, Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger…

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful Narration

  • By Emilou on 09-10-18

Dreadful Narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I am so very upset that this is the only option for beloved Agatha Christie. Hugh Fraser please complete the collection! You are the very best! Emilia has no feel for it, you can tell she is not passionate in any way! The accent alone in the opening chapter should be an indication. Great story ruined, I’d like my credit back!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Ladies of Letters

  • The complete BBC Radio collection
  • By: Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
  • Narrated by: full cast, Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

First broadcast on Woman's Hour, Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in this popular BBC Radio 4 comedy Ladies of Letters. This collection features all 11 series. When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception, they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complete?

  • By Judith J. Standing on 07-09-17

beautifully performed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-18

wonderful, well read with heart & hilarity highly recommend also wish there were more episodes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Towards Zero

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It's all part of a carefully paid plan for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh Fraser + Agatha Christie = Fantastic

  • By Miss on 06-06-15

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-17

As always very well read by Hugh Fraser,
a pleasure to listen to. Excellent storey, characters & truly genius clues. Highly recommend.