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3.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68 (34 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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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, the great Belgian detective.

Elinor Carlisle and Roddy Welman are the model English couple, perfect companions set for a life of ease when they inherit Aunt Laura's considerable fortune. But a poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy.

Convinced that Mary Gerrard, a childhood playmate of Elinor's, is attempting to ingratiate herself with her aunt for financial gain, the pair travel to the family home to investigate. They find no evidence but Roddy falls desperately in love with the beautiful Mary, little realising that beneath Elinor's restrained and unemotional exterior lies an almost obsessive passion for him.

Elinor obeys her aunt's deathbed wish despite her heartbreak, and gives Mary a large bequest from the estate. But when Mary is found poisoned, the evidence against Elinor is damning. It's up to Hercule Poirot to find out if the case is as simple as it seems...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 2/15/2014

    " Elinor is accused of murdering her love rival. Poirot to the rescue. I thought I had sussed this early on and was enjoying the red herrings. And I was completely wrong. Christie can still fox me. Great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 2/14/2014

    " One of my favorite Agatha Christie's so far! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 2/9/2014

    " I'm going to review all Christie's books/stories with one review. She's an awesome author. The reader gets a peek into aristocratic English life of a much earlier time period. The stories are all plot-driven, with sketchy characters, and sometimes contrived clues, but the plots are INTERESTING and keep the reader involved. There's a lot of violence,blood, guts, and evil--off screen/page--but no voyeuristic sex in great detail, thank heaven!! These books are as nice to read as curling up in your favorite chair with a cup of cocoa and the dog on your lap while it blizzards outside. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Marks | 1/25/2014

    " One of Christie's best with a trial scene ending no less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 UrÅ¡ka | 1/22/2014

    " One of the best Agatha Christie's books, if you ask. =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petra | 1/21/2014

    " A fun book with the interesting Hercule Poirot. I enjoyed this tale of a young Heiress accused of murdering a young lady living on the Estate. An interesting blend of characters and circumstances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/17/2014

    " I stayed up way too late reading this book because I couldn't put it down. About halfway through I realized I had read it before, but I still didn't come close to guessing/remembering who the murderer was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 9 3/4 | 1/13/2014

    " Agatha Christie is just amazing. There is not much to say about her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 PastAllReason | 1/11/2014

    " Almost a mirror image of Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers, Sad Cypress is a retrospective book with a young woman accused of murder. Hercule Poirot enters to investigate as the woman is accused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiona | 12/14/2013

    " I found this at Goodwill. I thought I had read all the Agatha Christie novels. I am so glad I read it. Made me realize why I really like her writing style. A great read! Kept me guessing till the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ledayne Polaski | 12/2/2013

    " I love this bok not so much because it is one of her best but because it was finding this book at a garage sale that first introduced me to Agatha Christie -- and author I have inhaled ever since! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Madden | 8/2/2013

    " Wow, I usually get close to figuring out who did it and why, but this time Agatha Christie got the better of me. A darn good read. I love this genre, and the era in which these books are set. No complaints from me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexandra | 6/18/2013

    " Different than the other Poirot mysteries, unusual in the way it is constructed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/17/2013

    " clever Poirot-not as twisting as some "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E A M Harris | 12/16/2012

    " A classic Christie with Poirot in good form. Quick and easy to read. "

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

    " This isn't one of the best of the Hercule Poirot mysteries. I figured out the culprit before the end, but not the motive. There is no Captain Hastings in this book, nor does Poirot ever mention "the little grey cells." It is a good mystery for gardeners, as the mystery concerns a Rose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 8/17/2012

    " Elinor accused of murdering for love - or money "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 8/15/2012

    " Its Agatha Christie, the greatest mystery writer of all time. Add to that the fact that this is a Poirot mystery, Christie's greatest character, and you have all the makings of a fabulous book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 7/5/2012

    " First Agatha Christie I've read in a long while. . . thoroughly enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 4/25/2012

    " Different in that it was done in retrospect of the murder. Definitely kept me guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harshita | 12/29/2011

    " *three and a half stars actually*- for not resolving one plot thread...so unlike you Agatha Christie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gheeta | 12/25/2011

    " Dame Agatha Christie did it again. I was surprised by the way the mystery was solved, the twist at the end was definitely unexpected. I never did figure out why this was called "Sad Cypress," though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 10/30/2011

    " It wasn't my favorite Agatha Christie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/16/2011

    " This book had a deeper, more psychological aspect than most of Christie's works. "

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

    " This book was first publised in 1939 ... it stands up to the test of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina | 5/22/2011

    " I never knew how it would end up until the very very end Christie is spectacular! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 5/10/2011

    " This was a good mystery! The ending will surprise you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 5/7/2011

    " A little more emotionally involved than the average Christie. I found it hard to get over my disappointment at the most appealing character getting bumped off. Good but not her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/28/2011

    " Vintage Agatha Christie...though the ending wasn't a complete surprise, there were a few elements I didn't expect. Every now and then I just need a Hercule Poirot fix.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 3/19/2011

    " Not my favorite of the series. Poirot hired to prove a woman innocent of a murder. Didn't like the main character and the story didn't hold me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 3/17/2011

    " One of my favorite Agatha Christie's so far! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nomad | 2/21/2011

    " i need to take a break from this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charmaine | 2/17/2011

    " you can never go wrong with Agatha Christie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach | 1/15/2011

    " "Sad Cypress" is another of Agatha Christie's great novels. I liked the courtroom drama format of the novel. "

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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.