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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,934 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date:
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Sidelined by his war injuries in 1916, Captain Hastings travels to his friend’s estate at Styles Court to recover from his wounds. As the summer heats up, a tragic murder occurs, and Hastings calls upon the services of his old acquaintance Hercule Poirot. With seemingly unrelated clues—a scrap of a burned will, a false beard, and an empty packet of bromide—the brilliant detective launches his first investigation on English soil and forges an enduring friendship.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Though this may be the first public book of Miss Agatha Christie, she betrays the cunning of an old hand…You may safely make a wager with yourself that until you have heard M. Poirot’s final word on the mysterious affair at Styles, you will be kept guessing at its full solution and will certainly never lay down this most entertaining book.”

    New York Times Book Review, 1920              

  • “The only fault this story has is that it is almost too ingenious.”

    Times Literary Supplement

  • “Characteristic Christie cunning and subtle deception—Poirot scintillates.”

    Saturday Review

  • “The story is, especially for a first adventure in fiction, very well  contrived, and that the solution of the mystery is the result of logical deduction. The story, moreover, has no lack of movement, and the several characters are well drawn.”

    British Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/19/2014

    " I love eccentric detectives so when I went looking for more Agatha Christie I decided to start at the beginning with Hercule Poirot. He is endearing and brilliant and developed enough to make up for the lack in the other characters, who are there mostly to support the plot, which kept surprising me even when I thought it was over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katharine Holden | 2/16/2014

    " Kind of predictable. Loved getting the story from Hastings' often mistaken point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elsa Duncan | 2/15/2014

    " My first Agatha Christie novel. It was good but not great. My epectations were a bit too high. Still I was satisfied with the plot twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lianna | 2/15/2014

    " Nope, couldn't guess the killer. "

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