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The Fourth Man: An Agatha Christie Short Story

Narrated by: Christopher Lee
Length: 45 mins
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Summary

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time in digital audio, performed by Christopher Lee.

A lawyer, a doctor and a clergyman are discussing the details of a peculiar case of a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder. Remarkably, in an impossible feat of strength, she strangled herself to death. A stranger who knew the woman overhears their conversation and reveals a disturbing truth....

©1933 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers

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"The plots are so good that one marvels...most of them would have made a full length thriller." ( Daily Mirror)

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Narration good, but story too involved with occult trends, with very little action or intrigue requiring the use of brain cells. Normally a fan of Start a Christie's work, but not this time.

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Christie at her best

Short story or not, this is an example of how Christie is one of the best. It is up there with Conan Doyle, James and Wells.

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  • Mark Hansen
  • 07-11-19

Really intriguing short story

Kept me on the edge of my seat...fantastic performance.
Christopher Lee is a great narrator.