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Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Kenneth Branagh Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9780062847928
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“The murderer is with us—on the train now …”

An acclaimed new recording of the most widely read mystery of all time, performed by Kenneth Branagh.

Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Branagh as Hercule Poirot.

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.

Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the prime suspects from a scornful and impatient array of passengers—before the murderer decides to strike again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kenneth Branagh offers a full-cast performance all by himself in this delicious production of a 1934 Christie classic that is often remembered only for its film adaptations. What a pleasure to encounter the author’s original intent and be reminded of how cleverly she devised plots and characters… In between his fine, warm narration, Branagh becomes a fretful American lady, a nervous French train steward, a haughty Russian countess, an Italian laborer, and many more. In conversation, it’s breathtaking. Make it your next listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “A brilliantly ingenious story.”

    Dorothy L. Sayers, New York Times bestselling author

  • “What more…can a mystery addict desire?”

    New York Times

  • “Need it be said—the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs. Christie…keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business.”

    New York Herald Tribune

  • “[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion.”

    Chicago Daily Tribune

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 easy8s | 12/6/2017

    " I selected this because of Kenneth Branagh, and having just seen the film. The story is a classic, I had read it years ago. It was with fresh eyes (ears?) that I listened for all of the clues that were scattered along the way, well done Dame Agatha! Branagh's performance was perfect. Enough nuance and use of tone and accents to keep the characters separate, yet not too much that it was a parody, always a risk. Recommend for both the story and the performance. "

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

Sir Kenneth Branagh is one of the UK’s most successful actors and directors in film, TV, and theater. In addition to his acclaimed cinema adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, he has also directed and/or acted in films such as My Week with Marilyn, Thor, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. He has had huge TV success with his BAFTA-winning portrayal of Wallander and has received five Academy Award nominations in five different categories.