The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery: The Official Authorized Edition Audiobook, by Agatha Christie Play Audiobook Sample

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery: The Official Authorized Edition Audiobook

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Read By: Hugh Fraser Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062233745

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

27

Longest Chapter Length:

25:51 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05:21 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

15:20 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

235

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Publisher Description

Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time"

Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

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 an apparent drug overdose.

However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

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"Sadly enough, this is my first ever Agatha Christie novel! It was FANTASTIC! I can usually figure out "whodunnit" before the book ends, but this one took me COMPLETELY by surprise! Loved it, very clever!!! "

— Maegan (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “One of the landmarks of detective literature.”

    — 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 (Dublin)
  • ”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.”

    — The Nation
  • “Considered the best and most successful of the early mysteries…A classic of the genre and essential for any fiction collection.”

    — Library Journal

Awards

  • A Town & Country Magazine Pick of Best Mystery Novels for Any Mood

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    — Colder68, 2/9/2023
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    — Cynthia, 6/29/2011
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    — Jami, 6/28/2011
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    " The greatest mystery ever to be taled!!!!!!! "

    — Genio, 6/15/2011
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    " One of the greatest murder mystery twists of all time. A Classic! "

    — Michael, 6/14/2011
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    " First Agatha Christie book; it has a special place in my heart. "

    — Megan, 6/6/2011
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    " another i found in my stash, i am really cleaning out lately!!! "

    — Joanne, 6/5/2011
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    " Hercule Poirot's last case.....another surprise ending by Dame Agatha. Another book read in London. "

    — Tony, 5/29/2011
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    " An excellent murder mystery. The scene of murder is talked about a little too many times in the same fashion which was irritating but the revelation makes up for everything else. "

    — Srawan, 5/29/2011
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    " My most surprising Christie read. Classic in all ways. "

    — Possumsauce, 5/28/2011
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    " Salah satu novel misteri terbaik yang pernah saya baca. Plotnya sangat rapi dan tidak bisa ditebak. "

    — Charlie, 5/26/2011

About 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 bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over two 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 Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, 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 an associate tutor, director, and member of the audition panel at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, specializing in Shakespeare.