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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780062233745
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Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the landmarks of detective literature.”

    H. R. F. Keating in Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books

  • “Agatha Christie had a mind like a mousetrap and taught me, in novels like The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the pleasure of literary surprise.”

    William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Miss Christie is not only an expert technician and a remarkably good storyteller, but she knows, as well, just the right number of hints to offer as to the real murderer. In the present case his identity is made all the more baffling through the author’s technical cleverness in selecting the part he is to play in the story.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A classic—the book has worthily earned its fame.”

    Irish Independent (Ireland)

  • ”The secret [of this novel] is more than usually original and ingenious…and is a device which no other writer could have employed without mishap.”


  • “This novel, written in 1927, is considered the best and most successful of the early mysteries….[with] the redoubtable Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells. There are clues with a capital C to mislead us, and the listener gets so involved with these red herrings (or not) that the very simple truth eludes the puzzler…A classic of the genre and essential for any fiction collection.”

    Library Journal

  • “Nigel Anthony performs this classic Christie mystery with superb pacing and style. Versatility, gender changes, and English accents display his dynamic range of characters and animate the quiet village of King’s Abbot. From Poirot’s charming, sophisticated humor to Mrs. Ackroyd’s snappy, breathless speech, the depictions are true to character and provide plenty of red herrings for listeners to follow….The depiction of Dr. James Sheppard, with his clipped, academic voice, lends itself well to dry humor.”


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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

Hugh Fraser is an English actor and theater director who is best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He studied acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is currently an associate tutor, director, and member of the audition panel at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, specializing in Shakespeare.