Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery: The Official Authorized Edition Audiobook, by Agatha Christie Play Audiobook Sample

Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery: The Official Authorized Edition Audiobook

Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery: The Official Authorized Edition Audiobook, by Agatha Christie Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: David Suchet Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062229717

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

31

Longest Chapter Length:

50:02 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07:40 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

15:28 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

233

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Publisher Description

Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadot—coming February 11, 2022!

Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries.

The tranquility of a luxury cruise along the Nile was 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 under the searing heat of the Egyptian sun, nothing is ever quite what it seems.

A sweeping mystery of love, jealousy, and betrayal, Death on the Nile is one of Christie’s most legendary and timeless works.

Death on the Nile is perfect.” —The Guardian

“One of her best. . . . First rate entertainment.” —Kirkus Reviews

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"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. "

— rac (5 out of 5 stars)

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  • “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.”

    — Amazon.com
  • “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

Death on the Nile Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 5 (4.31)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Colder68, 3/3/2023
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Joyous Mounts, 8/21/2020
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Anette, 6/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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." "

    — Remy, 6/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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!! "

    — Ruth, 6/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — eyup, 5/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Autumn, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Wjmagro, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Erik, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Rebekkila, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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... "

    — Zeborah, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Jennifer, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Nazifa, 4/20/2011

About 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 bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over two 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 David Suchet

David Suchet, famed as TV’s Hercule Poirot, has starred with the RSC, on London’s West End and on Broadway, winning four Olivier nominations and a Tony® nomination. He has starred in numerous films and is director of the Old Vic Theatre, and a member of the Trust Council of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.