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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (153 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Hack Narrator: Nicolas Coster Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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She is the most popular novelist in history. Yet the drama and torment of Agatha Christie's private life remains a mystery even to her most ardent fans. She made no secret of her disdain for the press and for those who wished to intrude on her private life.

In this immensely listenable and intimate biography, best-selling author Richard Hack reveals the romance, scandal, and betrayal that drove one of the 20th century's most celebrated literary figures. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosemary | 2/13/2014

    " Gives a lot of good background about Agatha Christie's childhood and her life through her first marriage to Archie Christie, but the material becomes thin regarding her later career. Does reveal how Christie became so knowledgeable about poisons, the Orient Express, and some other elements of her books, but doesn't offer much in-depth analysis of her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting explanation of the missing 11 days and her second marriage. A bit ponderous,would have liked more about the books than just pub date and US titles.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Long | 2/9/2014

    " Wonderful, detailed history of Agatha Christie's life. My favorite sections where when the author drew us to coincidings of her life and writing, such as her work with her archaeologiest husband is reflected in "Murder in Mesopotamia" and her experience on a stalled Orient Express shows up in "Murder on the Orient Express." The lengthy section on her self-imposed disappearance in the 1920s which shows up as the opening and chronologically, is a little unusual since the author moves into omniscient thought for Agatha Christie, and that's obviously invented. Since most of the book is not historical fiction, that sticks out a little. But overall, lots of great background for Christie fans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 2/5/2014

    " Agatha Christie was an interesting and accomplished person, However the detail in this books is a bit annoying. I really do not care what she did not have for breakfast on December 3, 1926. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia Kaltenbach-crotteau | 1/31/2014

    " Since I knew little about Agatha Christie, what I learned about her from reading this admittedly unauthorized bio interested me. At times the book's pace became mired in all the details about her works (dates of publication, titles used in Britain versus those used in the U.S., etc.)- but it also showed the famous author as a more unorthodox character than I imagined. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 1/14/2014

    " It was interesting to read about Agatha Christie's childhood, young adulthood, and first marriage, but after that it wasn't so interesting. I'd give four stars to the first half of the book, and two stars to the last half, so that averages out to be three stars. The best part is that reading this book has inspired me to reread some Christie mysteries, which I always enjoyed very much but haven't read in a long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/22/2013

    " Such a readable biography. The author did a wonderful job presenting the accomplishments of this woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 12/21/2013

    " Fascinating! I think I'd have liked her a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Zimmerman | 12/12/2013

    " Not for everyone, but very interesting if you have read and love her books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 12/5/2013

    " Newer biography, but really nothing new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Uzzi | 11/30/2013

    " A pleasant and basic bio of a talented and incredibly talented writer. This was a treat to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 11/17/2013

    " This seems to be a good 3-star book for everyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lydia | 7/17/2013

    " Written rather boringly but there is some interesting information hidden in there. May attempt it again in future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 6/4/2013

    " If you like a fascinating biography this is well worth the read. Enjoyed the in depth investigation into the life of a rather private shy person. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/6/2012

    " Interesting book about Agatha Christie, although a tad dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Davidson | 10/31/2011

    " Simply adore this book. I know it is unauthorized and I've currently bought her autobiography - but this is so interesting and I am fascinated with how such a phenomenally successful author began her career. I've always liked her mysteries - now I'm going to read more of them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lee | 6/9/2011

    " I had this book on audio but I can't stand listening to the reader so I'm taking it off of my 'to read' list. I'm sure it would be better if I was actually 'reading' it instead of 'listening' to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle | 12/28/2010

    " Very interesting, considering the fact that it read like fiction. I often thought it was a book of fiction, and was delighted when i reminded myself it wasn't. A very nice biography that didn't make me fall asleep, which is a very good thing! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mimi | 7/26/2010

    " After reading about 8 pages I threw the book across the room. "

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