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Evil Under the Sun

Series: Hercule Poirot (Radio, TV), Book 24
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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Summary

An exclusive hotel on a tiny picturesque island seems to be the ideal retreat for Hercule Poirot from the stresses of criminal detection. But with the appearance of the beautiful Arlena Stuart, the quiet and peaceful atmosphere becomes charged with an indefinable erotic tension. And when she is found viciously strangled in a secluded cove, there are few, especially among the women, who seem to feel either surprise or regret.

As Poirot follows a twisting path of bizarre and bewildering clues, his only certainties are that the solution lies within Arlena herself, and that there is evil under the sun.

John Moffat is Hercule Poirot in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation with an all-star cast which includes Iain Glen, Fiona Fullerton, Robin Ellis, Wendy Craig, George Baker and Joan Littlewood.

©1941 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Fantastic

I listen to this over and over. A great cast too, poirot is the best

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Absolutely love Agatha Christie

I am thoroughly enjoying these dramatisations as they are so easy to listen to. John Moffatt as Poirot is brilliant. He is up there with Suchet who was brilliant on screen. Great cast as well and more in keeping with the book as we!ll. For anyone who has seen the film with Peter Ustinov as Poirot this adaptation is more to the book. Have several to get through!

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This is one of my favourite stories it has been narrated really well i Love it


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Great story and solid cast

One of my favourite Christie whodunits brought to life by a good cast. Moffat is the radio Poirot for me. Being picky I find George Baker an actor better to watch than listen too but he is still competent. My kids (aged 10 and 8) love all the BBC radio adaptions too especially on camping trips or long car journeys.

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Superb!

A superb performance from all concerned. A thoroughly entertaining listen and an utterly pleasurable few hours spent in the company of Poirot and his little grey cells.
A good story, an excellent recording complete with atmospherics and a wonderful cast.
Recommended.

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Good buy

Good story with excellent players, if u r a poirot fan I can recommend this

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Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under The Sun' - Great

My first full Audible book. Some of the plot was different but I absolutely loved this BBC production of it. The voices, the music and narration were really great. Nice one!

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Wonderful

I enjoyed listening to 'Evil Under the Sun' very much and it makes one feel that they are part of the story.

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Very good story

Enjoyed listening to it very much. John Moffat is very good as Hercule Poirot. The other actors were good too.

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  • DJDecca
  • 02-04-14

Another great BBC adaptation

What did you love best about Evil Under the Sun?

The performances were wonderful and the adaptation of the book very skillfully done.

What other book might you compare Evil Under the Sun to and why?

Any of the BBC recordings of Dame Agatha's books are worth a listen.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love John Moffat as Hercule Poirot. He really captures his fussiness and intelligence.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

There is no vacation from evil.

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  • Rev. Kate
  • 19-05-19

Excellent

Always clever, always entertaining, and utterly interesting. Evil under the sun is skilfully performed by an awesome cast, and is such an excellent story. I love Agatha Christie.

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  • Candido
  • 08-02-19

Great Listen!

The dramatized version really brings the characters to life. One of my favorites audiobooks. Well done.

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  • ButterflyRose
  • 02-07-17

Excellent full-cast radio broadcast.

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I really enjoy the BBC radio broadcast of the Poirot based novels. Evil Under the Sun is performed to perfection with John Moffat's expert narration as Poirot. Love the music and sound effects in the background.

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  • D. Hill
  • 09-07-15

Ending Too Absurd and Tired

Having read Agatha Christie books as a juvenile, I didnt realize how tired and farfetched her plotlines were. John Moffat is excellent as always portraying Poirot, bit he cannot do anything about this absurd ending. Shame.