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An international cast of suspects, all passengers on the crowded train, are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a bizarre and terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. One of their glittering number lies dead in his cabin, stabbed a mysterious twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Poirot - but which clue is real and which is a clever plant?

Poirot realises that this time he is dealing with a murderer of enormous cunning and that in a case frought with fear and inconstencies only one thing is certain - the murderer is still aboard the train waiting to strike again...

John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

©1934 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Fantastic attention to detail!

Fantastic storyline with the drama paying exceptional attention to detail. I listened to first this and then the original book and even though the length is quite different not a single detail is unmentioned. Definitely worth listening to even if you have read the book.

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Very engaging:-) excellent voices!

Very engaging:-) excellent voices! feeling as if one was in the train observing Poirot solving the case. Pity it's so short.

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Interesting

I don't really listen to these types of books, I.e murder mysteries, but this dramatisation was quite good. The story was a bit confusing because it's so short and there isn't enough time to get acquainted with the characters but it may be alright for someone who has read the unabridged book before.

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Easy to follow the clever detecting points.

But deploring the unlikely starting point of Poirot knowing Ratchett's real identity. What a pitty.

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Gave me chills

The movie doesn't do justice to the book.
Agatha Christie strikes again and takes everything.

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BEST EVER DRAMATISATION

Bbc does it again! Better than any film or TV version . Just the ticket!

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Very good

You can not beat Agatha Christie. I really enjoyed the story and it was very well performed.

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Perfection

Wonderful dramatisation of a wonderful tale. Really couldn't be better. Acted out to perfection right down to the atmospherics. First class ticket!

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I love it

I love this version and have listened many times. Short and sweet so easy to fit in to a short space of time

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My Favourite Christie Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Because the dramatization makes this even better then a regular audio book. The cast have wonderful voices and the plot grabs you right from the beginning .The train journey is covering exotic places and has an air of luxury about it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hercule, I just love him and all his funny little ways.

What about John Moffatt’s performance did you like?

I loved his entire performance! This man really did justice to this role and I listen to this story again and again. He captures the little detective very well.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A Murder On Board.

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  • Paul
  • 20-08-12

Top performance of a classic story

This story has some unique features among Agatha Christie's books. There's no second murder to help narrow down the suspects, and Poirot must solve the crime in a matter of hours. Even if you've read the story before, this dramatisation is still worth listening to. The sound effects may not be quite movie standard, but they're convincing none the less. The acting is good, and the script writer left the original story alone. And for those of us who can't see, we can follow the story as well as our sighted friends staring at the radio. A pleasant two hours listening.

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  • Janie Girl
  • 17-09-17

mom/daughter review

My 10 yr old and I have really enjoyed listening to this. She enjoys mysteries and is completely engrossed in story line and able to follow and understand characters. I love a good mystery, but hate blood and gore. Agatha Christie provides well written, engaging storylines that don't offend or traumatise. Also the BBC never disappoints and the actors are wonderful and easy to understand.

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  • Luwagi
  • 06-06-17

Great

Amazing amazing amazing.. Had my attention the entire time... Did not see that ending coming... Dramatization was very well done

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  • Hector barias
  • 14-08-16

Good story

Held my interest the entire time. I also love the dramatization. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Shannon
  • 09-01-15

Murder on the Orient Express Dazzles!

Very good performance of Murder on the Orient Express! Almost as good as David Suchet. Get it today! You won't be disappointed!

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  • Rina
  • 10-10-20

long time favorite

I've read and listened to this story countless times. A definitive classic from the Poirot series. Overall I enjoyed this version but marked a star down on performance. At times the accents would throw me off because there were clear discrepancies with the acting..one character in the same scene is supposed to sound latin but switches from like Jersey yonkers, italian, and I want to say russian?? Just small things like that usually during longer monologues for the passengers.
Like I said earlier, still enjoyed it overall..would still recommend.

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  • Andre
  • 27-11-19

I loved the book

The book is great and the movie is on spot. This is a must read, and then watch first movie. The story lines are out of this world. Make me feel like I'm on the train.

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  • Karen S. Brustad
  • 24-11-19

Waste of money

Not the version I was looking for! Is a refund possible? That would be nice.

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  • EdwardHarry
  • 05-11-19

Good version !

I loved this version of a great story. A must for Agatha Christie fans. John Moffatt does a good job as Poirot!

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  • That Sly Fox
  • 08-04-19

Great Listen!

This story really was amazing. I never caught on to who the murder was and the further into the story it got the more I enjoyed it and felt the intensity to it. Great performance and wonderful book.