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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'
©2020 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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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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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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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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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NO NEW CONTENT!

So, I already have Poirot Investigates and Early Cases. This lifts stories from these two, and adds NO NEW CONTENT. Same stories, same recordings. I feel robbed.

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David Suchet is fabulous

Whilst David Suchet is synonymous with playing poirot on tv he is an astonishingly versatile voice actor. I was initially reluctant to get this as I’d recently listened to one of my favourite Marple story’s (4:50 from Paddington) horribly narrated by Emilia Fox. Her mangling of different accents & ‘Jackanory’ narration of the characters was infuriating. Thankfully David Suchet is like a golden sunrise after a grim, grey night. He’s so talented with accents, switches seamlessly between a myriad of vastly different characters easily & effortlessly and really brings to life the humour wrapped within Agatha Christie’s stories. Buy this - you won’t regret it!!

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An absolute enjoyment

Agatha Christie, I will never tire to read her books. Poirot and David Suchet, one could not find a better match. An absolute enjoyment.

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Excellent David Suchet never disappoints

Just loved the short stories , his enthusiasm and checkers are great . Could abd will listen to it again D an easy listen

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As usual Agatha Christie never fails to keep us guessing to the end. A great choice of some of the Belgian detectives cases.

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Superb....

I have always loved this ere. The way the story is told and the way it has been presented makes you just slow down and listen to it with no care in the world. I'm a listener of Audible on long drives and this story helps you reduce the speed take life a little easier and enjoy the smaller things in life. Love it!!!!