Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life Audiobook, by Laura Thompson Play Audiobook Sample

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life Audiobook

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Read By: Pearl Hewitt Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 13.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781543666229

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

22

Longest Chapter Length:

73:04 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

39:57 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

56:35 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

5

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Publisher Description

The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world, Agatha Christie.

It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award-winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie’s books still sell over four million copies each year—more than thirty years after her death—and it shows no signs of slowing.

But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie’s life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.

Agatha Christie is as mysterious as the stories she penned, and writing about her is a detection job in itself. With unprecedented access to all of Christie’s letters, papers, and notebooks, as well as fresh and insightful interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie’s detective fiction, but the truth behind this mysterious woman.

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“Sympathetic and insightful. Thompson makes cogent arguments for the craft and depth of Christie’s writing that will surely lead new readers to her books?exactly where she would have wanted the focus.”

— Publishers Weekly 

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  • “Sympathetic and insightful. Thompson makes cogent arguments for the craft and depth of Christie’s writing that will surely lead new readers to her books―exactly where she would have wanted the focus.”

    — Publishers Weekly

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About Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maugham Award for her first book, The Dogs. Other books include the critically-acclaimed Life in a Cold Climate, a biography of Nancy Mitford, and Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life, which was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award in 2019.

About Pearl Hewitt

Karen Cass is a voice artist and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator of more than thirty audiobooks.