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

Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Summary

Get away from it all with this selection of midsummer murders by Agatha Christie, read by television’s Captain Hastings, the actor and novelist Hugh Fraser!    

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. 

Stories in this collection:

  • The Rajah's Emerald
  • The Oracle at Delphi
  • Wasp's Nest
  • A Death on the Nile
  • Problem at Pollensa Bay
  • Have You Got Everything You Want?
  • Triangle at Rhodes
  • The House at Shiraz
  • Double Sin
  • The Gate of Baghdad
  • The Regatta Mystery
  • The Pearl of Price 
  • The Man from the Sea  
©2019 Agatha Christie (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Short Stories

A lovely bundle of stories, each lasting about 30 minutes and beautifully narrated by the soothing voice of Hugh Fraser. Only gave 4 stars because quite a lot of the stories already appear on other audio recordings. I most enjoyed the final mystery, The Pearl of Price, which has a very psychological storyline. It emphasizes the distinctive skills of Agatha Christie.

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Five Stars....

Thoroughly enjoyed these stories. Hugh Fraser really brings the characters to life and is an excellent narrator.

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Hugh Fraser

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

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A Delight

Hugh Fraser was wonderful. So easy to listen to and each character was different, but not that different, just right.

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Lovely stories

A nice mix of Agatha Christie stories, my only complaint is the bad editing, random comments like " end of disc three" could have been easily sorted out.

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Agatha Christie and Hugh Fraser...

.... are a perfect combination! A gem I will return to over and over again.

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Classic Christie

Hugh Fraser , is the greatest narrator of Christie , great style , great performance

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  • Mrs. B
  • manchester, UK
  • 06-09-19

Pleasant listening

Easy listening, I enjoy listening but also great for helping me get to sleep, then a quick rewind the next day and I can pick up again.
Easy listening and nice to hear a few Cases I hadn’t heard before

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A Great Summer Listen

Compilation of stories by Agatha Christie.
Never heard of Mr Parker Pyne before, very intriguing.

Narrator Hugh Fraser. I listened to a previous book that he did and didn't enjoy it one bit and refused to listen to him read anything again. That was 3 years ago.
I decided to give him another chance and I'm so glad I did. These short stories showed off his best character voices and ease of switching between narrator and character.

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A gentle pleasure

It was a pleasure to listen to some early cases of the famous Belgium detective and even more so of a charm to hear it read by Hugh Fraser.