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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,281 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: John Moffatt, Simon Williams Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster - Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn't say why. Her only specific mention is `the incident of the dog's ball . However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication - it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste.

On arrival they discover that she has died, apparently of natural causes. But Bob, Miss Arundell's devoted wire-haired terrier, knows better. And so, soon, does Poirot. John Moffatt, as ever, stars as Hercule Poirot and Simon Williams as Captain Hastings. With music specially composed by Tom Smail.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 2/15/2014

    " A ball left on a stairs is believed to be the cause of Emily's accident but she has her doubts and write Hercule Poirot for help. He receives her plea after her death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/13/2014

    " I love Agatha Christie mysteries, and this one is quite interesting because the characters are so exquisitely drawn. My favorites are Emily Arundell, who is in her seventies, and her delightful dog Bob. Miss Emily does not suffer fools lightly and can be rather curt at times. Being a rich old lady with no children, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/12/2014

    " Narrated by Captain Hastings, constant friend of our favourite Belgian detective, this thrilling story is also full of affectionate banter between friends. Whether you're a Poirot fan or just discovering him and his famous creator, you won't be disappointed. As always, any guesses for the identity of the criminal won't likely be accurate till the very end. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ainu Athifah | 2/10/2014

    " ANOTHER AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AWESOME BOOK! as usual, i can't expect that bella is the murderer lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Antiquary | 2/7/2014

    " A million miles away from the invariably dull screen adaptations of Poirot. Elegant and clear prose that easily ropes you in, this is a perfect book to read if you've left a few duds unfinished and are tired of books. Hastings is a bit too annoyingly dense though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/30/2014

    " Failed again. I wonder how I could be so blind not to realize that. I'm pretty sure most people could figure it out by the last twenty pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rainey | 1/29/2014

    " An excellent read. A new approach for Christie and a new reading adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/27/2014

    " Not one of her best but still an enjoyable mystery. The ending was a little too abrupt and even though the pieces all fit together it seemed like the story was trying too hard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia Rogers | 1/20/2014

    " Great mystery ... love Agatha Christie mysteries "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/19/2014

    " The David Suchet "Mystery!" version of this is very good, too - they have an adorable dog playing Bob. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/26/2013

    " Another good one! I love reading in the summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 12/20/2013

    " Dame Agatha does it again. I don't know how I missed it before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farah | 12/18/2013

    " Typical Agatha Christie: murder happens within the first chapter or two, detective is called upon, and the entire book is Poirot questioning suspects. Then that last chapter he reveals whp-did-it. It was fun to read, especially because those Brits say the darnest things! haha "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/13/2013

    " I always love Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot is a particular favorite of mine. This was a fun, fast read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 12/11/2013

    " Another Poirot finished. This one was a typical mystery with 7-8 suspects except he doesn't begin the case until after a letter written by the deceased reaches him two months too late. I liked the dog Bob in the book who was the "dumb witness" to the crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick\ | 12/9/2013

    " Definitely four stars in my rating requirements. A fun Poirot investigation. Ever tidy grey cells at work here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 12/8/2013

    " I liked it, but I thought the ending was a bit weak, though I'll admit, it made me smile... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pylades | 11/8/2013

    " Poirot is sent an intriguing letter by a woman and goes to investigate. Upon finding the woman died a while ago, he investigates her death, though it was concluded to be from natural causes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 4/25/2013

    " Christie delivers that surprising twist at the end, yet again, and leaves jaws dropping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlie | 3/5/2013

    " Ah...Agatha Christie--like hot chocolate in book form: their comfortingly familiar characters, predictable plotlines, and wrap-it-all-up conclusions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Onur | 2/11/2013

    " Again he surprised me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 11/21/2012

    " I watched the ITV adaptation of this recently - the plot's nothing like the book's plot! MOST confusing!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Boggs | 10/10/2012

    " Typical excellent Christie. LOVE her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/23/2012

    " Not one of her best I must say. Not too bad though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 2/6/2012

    " Loved it. The dog (and the return of Hastings) helped, of course. Again, some unlikeable characters, but they were flamboyantly unlikeable, and the story kept me guessing the exact details until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley Ridings | 1/20/2012

    " Agatha Christie's classic detective, Hercule Poirot, is shown to be a little more coy and deceptive manner in this mystery than he is in other books featuring him. An entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 10/4/2011

    " Also published as: Dumb Witness; Mystery at Littlegreen House; Murder at Littlegreen House "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyse | 6/26/2011

    " Really unexpected. Well written though. I am really addicted to her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 6/1/2011

    " Although I actually solved it before the outcome was revealed, I really enjoyed how this one played out and the premise that begins it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 5/27/2011

    " One of the better Agatha Christie books that I have read recently. I liked the interactions between Poirot anad Hastings better than most. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miklos | 5/9/2011

    " entertaining and a pleasure to have captain hastings as the narrator as always "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guna | 4/28/2011

    " It's always great to revisit the classics. I love Poirot! (and the dog is especially appealing). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/10/2011

    " Captain Hastings returns from the Argentine "

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

    " well it was good but the murderer didnt surprise me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 3/17/2011

    " Just rereading some Christie the last couple of months. If you like Christie, you'll like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/5/2011

    " I went through so many theories in my head, trying to figure out the culprit. I finally got there, but really close to the end!

    I loved Hastings' interactions with Bob, the dumb witness. He was very cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/12/2011

    " This is one of my favourite Poirot stories. I like the dialogues between Poirot and Hastings and how Bob the dog can 'speak'. It makes him sound like a person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 2/5/2011

    " ah you can't beat Agatha Christie and good old Poirot! I love being immersed in the language of another time and the themes she used in her writing were sometimes surprising,considering when she wrote them.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 10/14/2010

    " Hugh Frazier narrated the version I listened to. His voice is so soothing... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/1/2010

    " I have a loving fondness for Agatha Christie's Poirot series and the tv series starring David Suchet. "

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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.