Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £8.49

Buy Now for £8.49

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer.

Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day.

Click here to see all the titles in our Agatha Christie collection.
©1965 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Critic reviews

"A joy...from beginning to end." ( The New York Times)

What listeners say about At Bertram's Hotel

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    194
  • 4 Stars
    62
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    178
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    152
  • 4 Stars
    57
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Pleasent listen

Stephanie Cole is a good substitute for Joan Hickson. The story is well read. It's a comfortable, easy listen.

4 people found this helpful

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

Totally entertaining

I listened to the a chapter at a time over a number of weeks and found it really enjoyable. Apart from one character accent (sounding like an extra from a vampire movie to be honest) the reading / performance was spot on and highly entertaining. Well worth a listen.

2 people found this helpful

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

Excellent

Having watched the film of this audio book - first class. Will download more. Love Agatha Christy books. Audible well done

1 person found this helpful

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

At Bertrams Hotel

Adventurous estranged mum, accidentally goes to the same hotel, what will happen if they meet up!!!!! There's intrigue, murder, love affairs, what more could you ask for from Agatha Christie

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CJ
  • 20-06-13

My favourite Christie story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. It is Christie at her best. The narration is perfect.

Which character – as performed by Stephanie Cole – was your favourite?

Farther, the detective. Brilliant.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Classic Christie

For the fans of the classic crime novel, look no further that Miss Christie! Sad to say that this volume is not narrated by the best Marple (well in my humble opinion) Joan Hickson, But Stephanie Cole makes a marvellous substitute and her delivery so character perfect. So easy to imagine yourself sitting alongside Miss M taking in all the comings and goings at Bertrams! As always full of Christie twists and turns - a perfect Sunday or bedtime listen.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Not a bad little read

Once again Christie delivers exactly what is expected, an entertaining, weaving plot that twists to a conclusion with, with hindsight, appears so obvious. I enjoyed the pace and Stephanie Cole certainly gave Miss Marple a likable, believable character. The audio quality was crisp, clear and only a few points gave away a break in reading. Altogether a pleasant experience.

1 person found this helpful

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

Time for Ms Marple to Shine

Perhaps her finest story of all. When will someone make 'MARPLE' a legend of the silver screen? If I was in the industry I'd have 'the 5.30 from Paddington' and this gem written up as screen plays and made with the finesse of Polonski and the grandiose of Copella(Sophia), with a star-studded cast lead by one of any of the numerous stellar older actresses who have been rationed out few proper character roles over the years.
Stephanie Cole reads 'At Bertrams Hotel' brilliantly, acting out each part exceptionally well, breathing life into the characters so vividly drawn by Agatha Christie.

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

Excellent

Throughly enjoyed listening to Stephanie Cole read this book, her male character voices are more believable than Emilia Fox.
Miss Marple isn't in this book very much, but she does have some great nuggets of village life comparisons for "Father".

A great listen to help me great through this Lockdown.

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

A brilliant book and wonderful narration

It is so good to rediscover these stories through Audible and Stephanie Cole 's narration is fantastic. Such a slowly sinister and dark novel.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Charlotte
  • Charlotte
  • 20-12-11

Agatha Christie Always Pleases

As with every Agatha Christie, this one features a couple of breakneck twists that keep you guessing to the very end. My only complaint would be there was something of a lack of closure as the "bad guy" wasn't "caught" in the usual way. For all that though, still a good listen.

This was my first time listening to this narrator, and I am more used to Joan Hickson's somewhat more "age-appropriate" voice for Miss Marple. Notwithstanding, Ms. Cole did a good job with the range of voices, and made for an enjoyable listen.