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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,846 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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The gruesome death of Mrs McGinty provokes Superintendent Spence to seek the help of his old ally Hercule Poirot.

The victim's young lodger has been found guilty and is due to hang. But Spence is not convinced by the circumstantial evidence which influenced the verdict. So, at considerable personal discomfort, Poirot goes down to the sleepy village where the old lady lived and where, by chance, his good friend Ariadne Oliver is also staying.

There he alights upon his first and most crucial clue - a newspaper article on the present whereabouts of women implicated in notorious murder cases. Did Mrs McGinty have to die because she had identified one of her neighbours as a brutal killer? Is that killer still at large, and can Poirot and Ariadne act swiftly enough to save an innocent man from the gallows?

Agatha Christie's intriguing mystery is dramatised with a full cast including Julia McKenzie and George Baker.

John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Minks | 2/10/2014

    " this murder mystery was a little more difficult to solve. I didn't get the clues to this one. I will have to start keeping a note book of the things I catch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/31/2014

    " I really liked this one. Lots of great little characters and funny asides by Poirot. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lili | 1/27/2014

    " Miss Marple or Poirot, who's the best? I don't know I enjoy them both in equal measure. Agatha Christie the consumate mystery writer. No one does who dun it better than her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 February Four | 1/24/2014

    " That trick on which the entire mystery turns? Because of that, the entire thing shifted a lot. Unfortunately for us, fashions change, and so it made absolutely no sense to me until I Googled it. Bah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gracie | 1/16/2014

    " Read in italian with the title "Fermate il boia" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/13/2014

    " Agatha is always great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janne Varvára | 1/12/2014

    " Sorry for the short review this time, but I really liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoEllen | 1/1/2014

    " Pulled out the big box from the back of the family room closet. Re-reading them all-the perfect summer indulgence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Galambos | 12/17/2013

    " This is a classic Hercule Poirot novel, and she keeps you guessing until the very last page. I gave it a three, because it wasn't one of my favorites, but it is still a great read. When an author has written over 80 books, you have to mark the ones you want to reread! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blackley | 12/10/2013

    " Another good one. She never disappoints. Haven't read Christie in many years and I am really noticing how classicist, sexist and even racist she (her characters)can be. Interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Henn | 12/10/2013

    " 7/10 Convoluted plot with the past lives of several characters converging on one location. A bit harder to follow than some of Agatha Christie's books, but worth the effort! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Boyd | 11/19/2013

    " Excellent!!! One of the few Agatha Christie novels I have figured out before the ending was revealed! I didn't call everything, but I had several main points down (I at least figured out who the murderer was). :) Quite proud of myself... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 7/21/2013

    " This story involved so many characters with changed names to protect their similar hidden pasts that I often had to look back to see who was who. Still, that Poirot is something else! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dareen | 6/26/2013

    " One of my fav novels "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 5/13/2013

    " Not one of her better ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charly | 9/30/2012

    " Well-written, fast read. Fun period details. Good balance between surprise and doling out clues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Colegrove | 5/18/2012

    " You can tell Christie is now in nearing a new generation, as Poirot takes on a slightly more 1950's feel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ravie | 3/31/2012

    " A standard Christie novel with an interesting climax! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 12/22/2011

    " Audio book - Enjoyable ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/20/2011

    " This book had me gripped from the start. I love how Agatha Christie's writing gets you thinking and then you come away from the book and realise that who you thought the killer was, was in fact not the actual killer. It's mind boggling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve H | 7/29/2011

    " A fairly fun read. Humorous elements intersperse the mystery as Poirot tries to determine who killed Mrs. McGinty. I kept getting characters confused, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 6/19/2011

    " Loved all of these books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoEllen | 6/8/2011

    " Pulled out the big box from the back of the family room closet. Re-reading them all-the perfect summer indulgence. "

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

    " This book had me gripped from the start. I love how Agatha Christie's writing gets you thinking and then you come away from the book and realise that who you thought the killer was, was in fact not the actual killer. It's mind boggling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/12/2011

    " I adore Hercule Poirot. That is all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 4/25/2011

    " Not one of her better ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 3/31/2011

    " I love how Christie sneaks some humor into a murder mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lulu | 3/28/2011

    " you will be a genius if you figure out who did the crime
    a wounderful, great and breathless story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/19/2011

    " Enjoyable mystery. Quite a few characters to keep straight, but the plot moves along swiftly. My favorite Poirot is still The Murder of Roger Akroyd, but this volume is very good too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/16/2011

    " Ah, Agatha, you've done it yet again! Classic Agatha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/13/2011

    " This is one of Agatha's books that I find quite funny in the part where Poirot was countlessly complainin' about the conditions in the Long Meadow's house! In this book, he met Mrs. Oliver again and it seems that her so called 'Woman's Intuition' was taking a break...lol XD "

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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.