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Summary

Here are 12 ingenious, witty mysteries showing the author at her best, including: the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale, the strange meeting on a train of a feckless man and a beautiful girl, and Philomel Cottage and the extraordinary country house visit of Edward Robinson. Each is expertly narrated by Hugh Fraser.
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You cannot beat a good Agatha Christie

What made the experience of listening to The Listerdale Mystery the most enjoyable?

A series of short stories (with sudden endings) but I have listened several times

Who was your favorite character and why?

Edward - he sound so sweet, had a really great evening

Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes - well read as always

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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listerdale mystery

enjoyable and most entertaining while I was driving for several hours not boring at all

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Easy listening well narrated

Christie’s personages are cartoon characters, and rarely attractive in their appalling superficiality, selfishness and prejudices. From time to time I find not only the people who are represented (who are satirised) but also the narrative voice shocking (which is likely to be closer to the author’s own views).
At least you can be sure that you won’t be faced with excessive violence or explicit sex at bedtime, even if your socialist soul is shaken by the snobbery, xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, antisemitism and colonialism of her world.
It’s trivial stuff, entertaining but now and again I feel guilty for listening, when the authorial voice goes beyond mocking her compatriot English.

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Short and fun.

Short, amusing stories that make for an easy listening. Each story still has the Christie charm.

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great

A little scary in parts so not a book to listen to in the dark!

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