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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,549 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: John Moffatt Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

Carla Lemarchant was a child of five when her mother was accused and convicted of poisoning her father, the famous painter Amyas Crale. After Caroline Crale dies in prison, Carla is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in Canada. Only on her 21st birthday does Carla learn of her family history when she reads a letter written by Caroline before her death, in which she denies murdering her husband. But if her mother didn't kill Amyas Crale, who did?

Carla needs to know, because she is planning to get married and wishes to start her new life without this terrible shadow hanging over her. Desperate to find out the truth, she consults the best detective money can buy. With nothing to go on except five suspects who fit strangely into the pattern of a child's nursery rhyme, Hercule Poirot is faced with a formidable challenge to find the real killer....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mabesie | 2/16/2014

    " Caroline Crale and Amyas Crale....I weep for you both. They are now my favorite Christie's couple. And this story, is my new favorite AC's mystery. The murderer is exactly the one I thought and the reasons are too almost similar to those I have deducted. I am glad for Angela, Carla and Miss Williams. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 2/10/2014

    " Poirot investigates a crime that happened 16 years previously with only the memories of the five central suspects...the book gets a little repetitive as Poirot talks to all five suspects and then we read their written recollections of the same event. But the writing is really good and the mystery (and solution) quite satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rory | 2/7/2014

    " I was pretty sure I'd remember whodunnit, since I JUST saw a fantastic, recent adaptation of this book. And I've read it at least twice. Yeah. My crummy memory is wonderful in this sense. Since Christie only wrote 70 or so Poirot stories, I gotta keep misremembering them if I'm going to keep up my immense enjoyment of them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 1/21/2014

    " This one is different because the murder happened and someone was convicted sixteen years ago. All Poirot has to work with is people's memories. Lots of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 1/18/2014

    " I like it best when Poirot is the main character of his mysteries, rather than a cameo role who shows up now and then and then rather magically dazzles us all with the truth at the end. Happily, Five Little Pigs (or, Murder in Retrospect, as my copy is titled) is the former sort of Poirot novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.R. Hardwell | 1/11/2014

    " TBW 4.2/5 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Swain | 1/6/2014

    " A very good murder mystery. It was a quick read and were some clues but thinking involved to discover the truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Weathers | 9/6/2013

    " Brilliant from start to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rainey | 9/2/2013

    " I very much enjoyed the first-person accounts of the murder. Unique. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshio | 7/28/2013

    " good aul 'who dunnit'. This is one of the few ones I'm proud to say I figured out before the end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renali | 6/15/2013

    " it was the best story i ever read ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 10/30/2012

    " I actually thought I had the whole mystery solved about 50 pages before the end, but oh how wrong I was... :) This is an easy read if your in the mood for a murder mystery. So far with my Agatha Christie reads, I much prefer good ol' Hercule Poirot to Miss Marple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anoop Pai | 8/28/2012

    " to me this is the best Christie book, considering that Poirot solves the case using police records!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/27/2012

    " This is a great Christie mystery; deserves to be as well-known as such Christie classics as And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 7/20/2012

    " At first I thought I had fianlly solved an Agatha Christie mystery before the end, but it turned out I only solved half of it. I love Agatha Christie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 4/17/2012

    " Not only can Poirot solve a recent crime, but he can solve one sixteen years later! I liked how he knew how to behave with each person, making him or her feel comfortable enough to share what they saw and believed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aline | 11/4/2011

    " This is also one of my favourites stories by Agatha Christie. I think it's really similar to "Death on the Nile", because Caroline and Amyas Crale are bound together in the same way that Jacqueline and Simon are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samita | 6/18/2011

    " Oh lawd spent all day on the waiting room of immigration offices. Good thing I had this audio with me. Loved it.

    BBC Radio Dramatizations are quite delightful, and voice!Poirot isn't as annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kermit's BFF | 6/15/2011

    " Four stars for the ending!! DID NOT SEE THAT COMING! Very awesome "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 6/11/2011

    " thought i had this one figured out...nope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tia | 6/6/2011

    "
    Agatha Christie is a master of the mystery novel for a reason. This book had me guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 6/5/2011

    " I love this book so far. I've only just started reading it and like other Agatha Christie's it sarts off a little slow. I cant wait to see what Hercule Poirot does next! "

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

    " good aul 'who dunnit'. This is one of the few ones I'm proud to say I figured out before the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kasey | 5/30/2011

    " Extremely intricate plot line, although a bit dull at the part where Poirot gets a written account of the crime from all five suspects. Still amazing though! The characters were so vividly described, I could easily imagine the personality and demeanor of each. Loved this book. :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 eyup | 5/25/2011

    " I adore the wisdom in her novels.puzzle within puzzle.one reveals other.when you think you figure the case it takes you into other puzzle.everything is so simple and you have to think simply.as poirot says 'every piece falls in its place' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Filipa | 5/1/2011

    " Nem posso explicar o quanto adoro esta autora nem o que senti nos momentos que passei a ler os livros dela na minha juventude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/7/2011

    " I love Poirot. I just do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aline | 4/5/2011

    " This is also one of my favourites stories by Agatha Christie. I think it's really similar to "Death on the Nile", because Caroline and Amyas Crale are bound together in the same way that Jacqueline and Simon are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 3/28/2011

    " Christie drives me crazy with her exclamation points and italics and short paragraphs and constant repetition . . . but darned if I don't keep reading her every now and then. She writes a really good mystery, after all! And I managed to guess the murderer this time, so that was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/15/2011

    " I actually solved this Christie before the big reveal! Another great Hercule Poirot. Examining a crime that happened 16 years ago. Interesting look at eyewitness reports and the power of memory. "

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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

John Moffatt (1922–2012) was an English actor and playwright. He was best known for his portrayal of Hercule Poirot on BBC Radio and for a wide range of stage roles in the West End from the 1950s to the 1980s.