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3.00018885741265 out of 53.00018885741265 out of 53.00018885741265 out of 53.00018885741265 out of 53.00018885741265 out of 5 3.00 (10,590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780062229632
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The crime-fighting careers of Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings have come full circle—they are back once again in the rambling country house in which they solved their first murder together.

Both Poirot and Great Styles have seen better days—but, despite being crippled with arthritis, there is nothing wrong with the great detective and his “little gray cells.” However, when Poirot brands one of the seemingly harmless guests a five-time murderer, some people have their doubts. But Poirot alone knows he must prevent a sixth murder before the curtain falls …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “First-rate Christie: fast, complicated, wryly funny.”

    Time

  • “Gripping, cunning, and devious, and a stunning climax.”

    Sunday Express (London)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rac | 2/6/2017

    " Whether new to the genre or a Christie fan, you will enjoy this collection. There is something symbolic in the Classical stories that resonate through the centuries. There is something in Christie's stories that is undeniably rooted in human nature. Paired, you end up with a journey that takes you through several countries, and are presented with many different kinds of riddles. Poirot undertakes to do his own 12 labors. Thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea | 2/11/2014

    " My favorite Christie so far (out of ten or so). Hercule Poirot's last case gets to the root of what differentiates an Agatha Christie mystery from so many other writers' -- the source of the solution is always the motive. Poirot questions what drives people to commit murder and finds some rather troubling answers. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/5/2014

    " Another brain twister from Christie. I had just read Murder on the Orient Express and on the back cover it says, "Have you read "Curtain"? It was my last case. And I took it to mean that it was his prior case and now it turns out he dies! That blows! Well, I am sure I have a ton more Poirot books to read before I finish them all. I thought the "curtain" thing meant it was all an act, especially when he said he came back from Egypt "better" than when he left, I thought it was all staged for the killer's benefit. Wrong! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabine | 2/1/2014

    " Generally love Agatha Christie, but this one was definitely not my favorite. The story is a bit bizarre. Still, for most of it (except the ending) a light, fairly enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylorgarcia | 1/21/2014

    " Really fun, great twists, and nothing less than what you would expect from a mystery master "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alfi Mutiari | 1/16/2014

    " until the end poirot is amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/14/2014

    " Honestly, I was slightly confused by the plot line and the interconnectedness of the characters. It was an interesting idea, however, and I liked it overall. Not one of my favorite Agatha Christie books, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Gumera | 1/7/2014

    " The story was brilliant, as always, but I did not like it because it portray Poirot as old and sickly, and eventually had to sacrifice his life to solve the mystery.... I did not want Poirot's adventures to end. Good thing, there are still a lot of Poirot books I am yet to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelyn | 12/12/2013

    " Really brilliant, so much emphasis on the psychology. Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arya Pourtabatabaie | 12/11/2013

    " This one was amazingly deep in presenting a murderer's mind "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mardell | 12/10/2013

    " Very good ending to a long endearing mystery character. Well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabina | 12/8/2013

    " Poirot's last case - with a surprising twist ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob Davey-lambert | 10/9/2013

    " An amazing book - Agatha Chrisite's finale - a book with a stunning climax. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/5/2013

    " No more mon ami, no more neurotic Poirot with his interesting but effective detecting skills, what an ending to a superb series, look forward to seeing the final five episodes on tv next year, fantastic read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Harini Srinivasan | 7/18/2013

    " Good mystery, but bad book. Old detectives, like old soldiers, should never die but only fade away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Marino | 4/1/2013

    " Quite possibly one of the most depressing books I own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleni | 3/14/2013

    " Poirot's last mystery. Very good read... I finally figured out one : ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Azher | 3/13/2013

    " The last poirot. He's old as dirt in this one and croaks at the end. Not the best but its the finale so thats something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ike | 2/4/2013

    " One word = elegant "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ sallibuc | 1/30/2013

    " an irony ... an ingenious sleuth has become a silent murderer in the end. "

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About the Author
Author Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

About the Narrator

Hugh Fraser is an English actor and theater director who is best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He studied acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is currently an associate tutor, director, and member of the audition panel at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, specializing in Shakespeare. He is the winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.