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Summary

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.

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Critic reviews

"Deliberately fantastic." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"A sure-fire attention-gripper naturally." ( Saturday Review)
"Superlative Christie...extremely ingenious." ( The Bookman)
"Here is the grand-manner detective story in all its glory." ( The New York Times)

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  • Sue
  • Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom
  • 22-07-08

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 end but that didn't detract from the overall enjoyment.
Audio quality was good and the narration up to the usual expected standards.

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  • Emma
  • Herts
  • 14-02-12

Agatha Christie at her best

I have recently been re-listening to Agatha Christie novels. I am especially a fan of the great Hugh Fraser reading the books. In 'The Clocks' you are left guessing until the end. I recommend this!

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  • callington, United Kingdom
  • 13-04-13

Excellent book

This is my second audible book. I started listening since I don't have much time for reading novels. At first I was still doubtful as to whether listening a book would give the same feeling as reading a book, but after this time, I got completed attracted by it. Either because of Hugh Fraser's appealing voice, or of Agatha Christie's amazing writing, or both? I don't know. It's just as fascinating as the solid paper is.

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One of her best

Our detective doesn't arrive until late in the story, nonetheless it is a brilliant story. I almost listened to it in one day.

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The Clocks

Loved the narration. Not one of my favourite Agatha Christie books, but after hearing, I'm going to read it again!

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Lovely performance as always!

Classic Christie done beautifully by Hugh Fraser. Looking forward to the next one in my library.

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  • Fiona
  • Oxfordshire
  • 21-02-17

Perfect Christie!

What's not to love about this audiobook?
It's a wonderful story - keeps you guessing all the way through - of course it does, that's what Agatha Christie does best.
It's very much of its time, and I love that. The narration is perfect for that, and the whole things makes a charming listen.

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  • Jane Ng
  • 05-11-09

Disappointing

The aging Hercule Poirot makes guest appearances as an armchair consultant, but since the other two detectives are quite charmless, this isn't Agatha Christie's most interesting work. Rather disappointed.

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