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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (174 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Eames Narrator: Andrew Eames Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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The author travels from London to Baghdad by train, following the route of an identical journey made by Agatha Christie in 1928. Many of the countries Eames passes through have been deeply troubled in recent years. Merging literary biography with travel adventure, The 8.55 to Baghdad is the journey of a lifetime. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/18/2014

    " I wanted to like this one more than I did - the balance was much more heavily weighted towards travelogue than Christie, which, while not awful, simply wasn't what I was looking for. It's a bit meandering and aimless, with an occasional tidbit about Christie popping up here and there - I don't think it really succeeds on either front. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 12/31/2013

    " strong writing, intriguing travel, too bad about the agatha christie bits "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/21/2013

    " Not a particularly well-organized book, but it made me want to learn a lot more about Agatha Christie and the regions she visited. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 12/18/2013

    " Ended suddenly but with a whimper.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 11/13/2013

    " This is a lovely book - well researched and written on the travels of the author in the "footsteps" of Agatha Christie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 11/13/2013

    " You can love Agatha Christie, and follow her all the way to Baghdad, but mere doggedness is not enough, More passion, please, I was always relieved when her hotel room was unavailable to visit. Once they all arrive in Baghdad, however, the pace picks up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 11/2/2013

    " a modern attempt to recreat Agatha Christie's trips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/27/2013

    " This book came highly recommended by Mrs. Carelli and Mrs. Duren "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/4/2012

    " Picked it up at a thrift store but surprisingly a good read. The author takes you on a route that Agatha Christie took in her day and gives a good historical perspective. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 9/4/2011

    " was given this book for free from somewhere. I wanted to like it but just could not get into it. I think it would have been better if I was into Agatha Christie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Ann Jasper | 6/12/2011

    " I loved this book. LOVED. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 5/27/2009

    " It's a pleasant evening diversion with a bit of reality commnent at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Marino | 5/27/2008

    " FINALLY someone wrote this book...I was afraid I'd have to be the one. Ole Agatha traveled to Baghdad on her own, which was rather unusual...that, and her later Middle East sojourns with her archaeologist husband influenced some very creative (or at least atmospheric) mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nerissa | 3/11/2008

    " Great travel book. Makes you want to follow the Agatha trail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/1/2008

    " Really enjoyed this, flew through a nice mix of history and current affairs through regions it's nice to learn a bit more about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Marie | 5/1/2007

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's part history book, partly a travelogue and partly a biography of Agatha Christie. Have to admit I skimmed some of it because it was due at the library and I had other things I wanted to read,but I might re-read it sometime. It's very interesting. "

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