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4.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 5 4.33 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: David Suchet Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780062229717
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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to audio, including sending Hercule Poirot on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries, Death on the Nile.

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful, a girl who had everything—until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A peach of a case for Poirot. I take my hat off to the author for as ingenious an alibi as can well be imagined.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “The main alibi is of the first brilliance…the descriptive work hits, as it were, the Nile on the head.”

    Observer (London)

  • “In Death on the Nile, Poirot, on vacation in Africa, meets the rich, beautiful Linnet Doyle and her new husband, Simon. As usual, all is not as it seems between the newlyweds, and when Linnet is found murdered, Poirot must sort through a boatload of suspects to find the killer before he (or she) strikes again.”


  • “One of her best. Poirot, again on vacation, falls foul of a murder on board a Nile river steamer, followed by two successive murders, obviously connected. A sophisticated group, an ingenious plot, clever deduction, swift-paced narrative. A little romance on the side lends glamor. First rate entertainment.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “It seems like an insolvable crime, until the famous detective Hercule Poirot starts to investigate. Death on the Nile deserves its reputation as one of Christie’s best travel mysteries…Eighty-odd years after her first book was published, Christie and her mysteries are more popular than ever. Recommended for all collections.”

    Library Journal audio review

Listener Opinions

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

    " There is a reason Dame Agatha Christie is one of the standards by which the genre is set. There is a deftness in the layers and characters that face "the little Belgian" here. How much are the turn of events human nature, how much chance? Impossible not to be drawn in...but few of us will solve the case. (Certainly I'm not a match for Poirot's brain.) I also have to give credit to David Suchet. I can't picture anyone else doing a better job. It's no easy thing to portray every character in the book using only one's voice, and he did it supremely well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anette | 6/21/2011

    " Well, as always, Christie is brilliant. I read it in Finnish, so that may have complicated things a tiny bit, but otherwise, enjoyed it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Remy | 6/7/2011

    " I enjoyed this thoroughly - I like 30s Christie - but it turned out I'd guessed the killer's identity from the get go - and I never try to. It was more of a "how done it" than a "who done it." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 6/5/2011

    " This is my favorite Hercule Poirot book. I read it many years ago, and no movie does it justice. If you like mysteries, this is a fantastic mystery. I almost figured it out, and it was fantastic!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 eyup | 5/25/2011

    " matruska within matruska.puzzle within puzzle.you r dragged from one side to another.I d watched on tv and reading is much better


  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 5/21/2011

    " Classic Cristie! God i love her twists, and never ending sarcasm! ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wjmagro | 5/18/2011

    " Like an old shoe - comforting to read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 5/14/2011

    " Another great book by Agathe Christie. I think I liked this one just as much as "Murder on the Orient Express" and probably more than "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" or "And Then There Were None".

    Christie truly was a master. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 5/13/2011

    " halfway through the book when the murder was committed I realized that I had read this before, probably when I was a teen. But, even knowing who-dun-it it was still a good fast story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zeborah | 5/4/2011

    " Tidily plotted and an enjoyable read, if one is able to wince-and-move-on from the appallingly colonial characterisation of Egypt and its inhabitants... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2011

    " The most adventurous Poirot. Characters are among the most memorable out of her entire ouevre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nazifa | 4/20/2011

    " If you read only one Agatha Christie novel ever - which would be a stupid decision by the way - this is the one to read. It's absolutely brilliant. "

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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

David Suchet may be most familiar to listeners from his role as Inspector Poirot, originally on PBS TV’s Mystery! and now on A&E. He has also appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he won Best Actor, Critic’s Circle Award), Oleanna (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), and Timon of Athens (Best Actor, Evening Standard Award). He has numerous film and television credits to his name.