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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Anna Massey Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Nurse Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but she nonetheless accepts an assignment at Hassanieh, an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert, to care for the wife of a celebrated archaeologist. Mrs Leidner is suffering bizarre visions and nervous terror.

I'm afraid of being killed! she admits to her nurse. Her terror, unfortunately, is anything but unfounded, and Nurse Leatheran is soon enough without a patient.

The world's greatest detective happens to be in the vicinity, however: having concluded an assignment in Syria, and curious about the dig at Hassanieh, Hercule Poirot arrives in time to lead a murder investigation that will tax even his remarkable powers - and in a part of the world that has seen more than its share of misadventure and foul play.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jjo | 2/11/2014

    " I really liked how eerie this story was. Also, I finally figured out who the murderer was. The most likeable and unlikely character that wasn't Poirot or the narrator! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 2/9/2014

    " Amazing twist, as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 1/24/2014

    " An archaeology-themed Poirot mystery narrated by a charming young nurse. A good story with an interesting solution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelyn | 1/20/2014

    " I was fourteen when I read this I think... frightened the life out of me. So - good thrills, really excellent surprise at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bella | 1/20/2014

    " Read for the third and enjoyed just as much as the first reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane Zion | 1/10/2014

    " One of her earlier books it was ok. Fortunatley her plots improved over time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sumanya | 12/2/2013

    " not very original....but great all the same.....as usual Christie makes you suspect everyone and whats more each time you are convinced that this is it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rainey | 10/24/2013

    " Again, an excellent adventure. Well written, but rather more abrupt than Christie's endings usually are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine White | 7/1/2013

    " I love Poirot. I love Agatha Christie. I love archaeology. This book ticked all boxes. Another great mystery, another great murder and it was so nice to see Hasting's taking a bigger role again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikilav PV | 4/7/2013

    " good book... But not upto agatha christie standards "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 5/4/2012

    " I like Poirot mysteries. This was the only one they had over there. Lucky me, it was a good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Stull | 4/1/2012

    " love all agatha christie. but hercule poirot is my fav detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Bennett | 2/15/2012

    " That was a surprise!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 8/18/2011

    " Agatha Christie, again, writes a fascinating novel full of twists and turns and leaves you guessing with anticipation till the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 6/20/2011

    " I needed a quick book to tide me over until Emilie was done with the Kindle. This fit the bill nicely. Another solid Agatha Christie mystery. A quick, enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barclay | 6/7/2011

    " Listened in the car with Arden and Meade. We all enjoyed it and will tackle some more Agatha Christie together.

    update: Meade could not sleep last night...she was fearful of faces in the window, etc. Arden graciously let Meade sleep in her bed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlajo | 6/4/2011

    " The very first Agatha I've read, and I loved it. I think its more Poirot than just Agatha. I am not enjoying M or N? as much.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ???? | 5/26/2011

    " Really liked this one, and for the whole book I was guessing Dr Leidner and I was right! "

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

    " I turned the pages unpatiently.it s got wist and thrill.its puzzle draws you.thanks to bbc7.after having listened to this especially its wonderful music I decided to read.christie had made journey east.iraq turkey and syria. during her journeys she must have set characters and the plot "

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

    " My second ever Christie novel and like the first one I read (4:50 From Paddington) it just is impossible to put down, you just need to keep reading. It keeps you guessing right until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 4/26/2011

    " I love Poirot and I love these old-fashioned mysteries. Christie is obviously a master of the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 3/2/2011

    " This was a really fun Christie. The ending definitely surprised me! I listened to it with Anna Massey as the reader, and she did a fabulous job. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rubal | 2/18/2011

    " I love Agatha Christie but this was her only book, out of the ones that I have read, which I didn't like. It was boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/13/2011

    " Of all the Agatha Christie novels to pick to read on Valentine's Day I choose the one where the husband does it!

    It was interesting to read a Christie novel set outside the UK, and sadly I failed again to solve the crime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zach | 2/3/2011

    " There are several mysteries for Hercule Poirot to solve in this novel. The ending is a little far-fetched, but it is nevertheless satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna | 2/1/2011

    " I love a good murder mystery on a cold winter night and Agatha Christie NEVER leaves me disappointed! This one had it all-- interesting location (an archeological dig), lots of suspects with interesting motives, and it left me with no idea who the murderer was until Hercule Poirot revealed all! "

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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

Anna Massey (1937–2011), the daughter of Hollywood actor Raymond Massey, was born in England and enjoyed an award-winning career on stage, in movies, and on television. Her stage roles earned her the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, the London Critics’ Circle Theatre Award, and a nomination for a Tony Award for her only Broadway appearance, in The Reluctant Debutante. Her television awards include the UK’s BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and the RTS Television Award. Her best-known film roles were as Helen in Peeping Tom, Babs in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, and more recently in The Oxford Murders and The Machinist. She received critical praise from AudioFile magazine for her narrations, especially of Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, and Wild Swans by Jung Chang.