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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,752 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: John Moffatt, Simon Williams, Philip Jackson 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 the great Belgian detective with Simon Williams and Philip Jackson.

Alice Ascher, a poor, elderly shopkeeper, is murdered in Andover. Betty Barnard, a young waitress, is strangled with her own belt at Bexhill-on-Sea.

Next comes Carmichael Clarke, collector of Chinese art, clubbed to death in Churston. Only in Doncaster does the pattern vary: the man found stabbed in the Regal Cinema is called George Earsfield. But each time, an ABC railway guide is found by the dead bodies, and each time, Poirot is warned in advance by a taunting letter from someone signed 'ABC'.

Who is ABC? And can Poirot find out in time to prevent the death of a whole alphabet of victims? The police doubt him, and the public are in a state of panic, but Poirot is convinced that the murderer's luck will turn, and sooner or later he will make a crucial mistake. And Poirot will be there when he does...

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 2/13/2014

    " An entertaining book, but not the toughest mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina Silverbears | 2/6/2014

    " My first Agatha Christie novel, I think, and a superb read. The ABC Murders is a charming traditional whodunnit, and something I'd recommend for anyone who enjoys mysteries or wants to read more of the classic authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grete | 2/1/2014

    " So complicated! Christie never ceases to amaze. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodrigo | 1/3/2014

    " Good, but not among the best of Agatha Christie. The plot is interesting, but the resolutions was a little bit forced in. It mades really evident that the author had the murderer in mind before anything, and then she had to built a plot around it. I know that is probably the way to do it, but I guess it shouldn't be perceived. The ending is surprising, though, and suspense is high: I read the whole book in just ONE day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin (NY) | 12/29/2013

    " I liked this book a lot! I was taking a train trip and it was perfect fun easy read. It is no Murder of Roger Ackroyd, but it still had a good twist, that I didn't predict. I read a few of her other books and I think I will be reading more soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 12/17/2013

    " Poirot up against a killer choosing his victims by the first letters of their names. Clever and fun. And different from the books before it. A good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 12/12/2013

    " Quite boring, and the conclusions Poirot comes up with are so inane. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arrietty | 12/9/2013

    " Finished the book... not one of A Christie's best I believe... guessed what was going on way to early in the book. A chore to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 12/5/2013

    " This book was amazing. The ending was so unexpected and unusual. Even though the answer was so weird, it all made perfect sense and I could picture it happening in real life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbi | 11/20/2013

    " Agatha is always a delightful read. I'm not sure I could go to bed without one of hers to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 11/18/2013

    " I like Poirot and I enjoy Agatha Christie, it's just that this book wasn't exceptional in any way. Nothing really exciting about it. Meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea | 11/12/2013

    " Great book....Christie is simply the queen of Murder Novels. Keeps you guessing until the very end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laila | 10/23/2013

    " I remembered this book being the best mystery novel ever! Of course, I was around 14 when I first read it. So upon re-reading, it's good, but not the greatest thing since sliced bread. A solid 4 stars. Poirot is amusing as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle Gridley | 10/17/2013

    " I am adding the Agathas as I re read them this year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nix | 10/10/2013

    " It is a mystery worth considering - an alphabetical murder. First A, then B, then C - will it never end? Hercule Poirot takes the case to make sure it does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vasanth | 10/5/2013

    " I love this book!A mystery novel cannot get any better.Agatha christie never ceases to amaze me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 6/21/2013

    " Good book , worth a read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cate | 5/25/2013

    " Absolutely loved it! Never knew what would happen next, and had no idea who was behind it all. Which in a mystery is all you ever want. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 12/24/2012

    " The fact that this was made into a movie with Tony Curtis as Poirot shouldn't keep you away from the book, just from bad Hollywood movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 10/5/2012

    " Hercules Poirot needs to find the pattern for alphabetical murders. He has scraps of information and ABC railway guide left by a person who commited first murder. There is a group of suspects and long way to solving the case. Agatha Christie in good form. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Destiny Grafton :) | 9/6/2012

    " It was really intresting!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 3/14/2012

    " I love a good Poirot mystery! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Mountjoy | 1/25/2012

    " My first Agatha Christie in living memory. Very enjoyable, with a nice plot twist in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shyan | 11/9/2011

    " A really great Agatha Christie book. After reading every single Sherlock Holmes story and reading Murder on the Orient express, I thought I wouldn't really find any other excellent mysteries. I was wrong. Excellently staged, the twist at the end was completelly unsuspected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dellitt | 10/14/2011

    " This is that great 'serial killer' murder mystery novel. So many other approaches are so overburdened compared to this one by Christie. Simple and impressive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 6/28/2011

    " Actually figured it out as I was reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 6/25/2011

    " Agatha is my comfort re-read. It doens't matter that i've read so many times and know who did it. Read them
    3+ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 6/20/2011

    " Agatha Christie is a brilliant writer.
    I love the ending of book when Poirot was explainig everything about the murders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 6/17/2011

    " I thought I knew the answer of who did it and why; I was wrong! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayme | 6/14/2011

    " amazing literature. I loved how hercule made up the part about the fingerprints on the typewriter! it was pretty amazing for my first a.g. book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 5/30/2011

    " First Poirot book i've read! Was alittle slow to begin with but then picked up pace:-) x x "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kivrin | 5/30/2011

    " Good quick read. Poirot isn't my fave Christie character, but I liked him in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 5/10/2011

    " This was pretty good - this was the first Christie book that I had read, though I've seen many of the David Suchet films. The plot wasn't quite as "oh!" as Murder on the Orient Express or Cards on the Table. It was a good read, though, I enjoyed it. Love Christie's writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/4/2011

    " I was totally taken back by this novel, when i thought i had it all figured out, it totally takes a different direction, and i'm stunned by how Agatha Christie wrote this. This was a very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Filipa | 5/1/2011

    " Fantástico. Não há nenhuma outra maneira de classificar as obras desta autora. "

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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.