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Summary

Escape from isolation and broaden your horizons with this audio collection of murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, read by David Suchet, television’s iconic Poirot for more than two decades.

Train journeys through rolling countryside and cruises across the open ocean might sound exotic, but when murder strikes mid-journey, they’re anything but. Even on holiday, tensions can bubble beneath the surface, and when the end of the line leads to murder, everyone’s a suspect.

Stories in this collection:
 

  • 'The Plymouth Express'
  • 'The Submarine Plans'
  • 'Problem at Sea'
  • 'How Does Your Garden Grow?'
  • 'The Market Basing Mystery'
  • 'The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan'
  • 'The Million Dollar Bond Robbery'
  • 'The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb'
  • 'The Affair at the Victory Ball'
  • 'The King of Clubs'
  • 'The Lemesurier Inheritance'
  • 'The Cornish Mystery'
  • 'The Adventure of the Clapham Cook'
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Critic reviews

"Superb, vintage Christie." (Sunday Express)

"The plotting is as exact as in the novels and all one can do is stand back and wonder at the invention and enthusiasm." (Irish Times)

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Excellent reading but ...

... I already had most of these cases in another collection. But David Suchet is my favorite Poirot and an excellent narrator.

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Great story telling & performance. Ideal AC.

Grown up loving Agatha Christie in all forms but find this to be the best medium ever. David Suchet delivers an endearing Poirot as well as a wonderful performance as Hastings and the wide myriad of characters. Great listening

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Think that I am tired of Poirot

Beautifully read by the wonderful David but so very dated now. Agatha has been such a prolific writer for so long and with many of her stories becoming household names via movies, but these short stories did not deliver for me. We have progressed so far in this genre and the gentile nature of Miss Christies work no longer rings true. As for Poirot, he is such a pompous detective even when revealed with such delicacy by Mr Suchet, but I no longer like the man (Poirot, not David)! The world has progressed and with so many writers exploring the dark side of life with great skill, her books seem to have less relevance but for a glimpse into the past. Murder is not pretty or easily explained and I seek depth and a better understanding of what would drive someone to perpetrate the crimes we confront in our everyday lives. Just my opinion of course but that is what these reviews are all about.

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Murder in paradise...

Thirteen short stories from the master. David Suchet is a brilliant narrator, creating various characters and voices, that bring the stories to life.

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Brilliant!

Highly recommend this, spellbinding stories, great production and actors, bringing to life Agatha Christie's compelling mysteries.

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Murder in Paradise

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to all these stories. David Suchet is a wonderful narrator and brings the stories to life.

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Superb narration

An outstanding narration adds a lot to these very entertaining short stories. David Suchet is a superb narrator. Highly Recommended,

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enjoyable

David suchet amazing as hercule Poirot just takes me back to the tv series