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3.00208333333333 out of 53.00208333333333 out of 53.00208333333333 out of 53.00208333333333 out of 53.00208333333333 out of 5 3.00 (960 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9780062243911
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A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fiancée is embroiled in another man’s murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head.

Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It’s a challenge to be met—in a triumph of detection.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It would take a remarkably alert reader to single out the murderer before the last page in each story.”

    New Yorker

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doc-mok | 2/17/2014

    " More Hercule Poirot...that Agatha Christie is a genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissa | 2/7/2014

    " Agatha Christie is definitely the master - I wasn't sure that I would like this one but these short stories are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John E | 1/16/2014

    " Clever and too easily solved by Peroit, but that is the way with short mystery stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyrie | 1/8/2014

    " It's a pretty good collection of short stories that mostly feature Poirot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/25/2013

    " Reading the books in chronological order, it was interesting to "go back in time" in Poirot's career, so to speak. Still, not some of her strongest short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom Dunn | 12/13/2013

    " A Hercule Poirot Collection "" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/10/2013

    " I love Agatha Christie! I love Hercule Poirot! The only complaint I have about this is that I think Agatha Christie is better at novels than short stories -- it gives her more time to develop the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pseudonym | 12/10/2013

    " Not as good as the other short story collections, particularly the Miss Marple ones. Also, the stories were more predictable than Christie usually is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 7/29/2013

    " I'm sure I have read this before, but it's been so long I think I might get away with it! I just need something to read while I wait for some books to come in that I have on hold at the library. You can't go wrong with Mr Poirot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Booms Walsh | 7/27/2013

    " As many mysteries as I read, I have never read any Hercule Poirot. This is me remedying this situation. While I think he'd annoy me in real life, he an entertaining character and the mysteries keep you guessing. I can see why these mysteries are classics and timeless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Fields | 6/21/2013

    " A fun book, but I think I like Agatha Christie's full-length mysteries better. Some of these stories, especially the middle one, seemed over too fast and solved too easily. I would like to have seen each of these stories fleshed out into a full-length novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hady Gómez | 2/20/2013

    " Normal... Poirot is a prick "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 2/14/2013

    " Poirot/Hastings short stories written in the 20's but bundled in the 50's. I find I don't enjoy the early-career short stories as much, as they don't seem as fleshed out. Some interesting stories and solutions, but not as satisfying than the novel-length books or the later-career short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/10/2012

    " I am not as big a fan of AC's short stories as I am of her complete books. I think her plots are much better when they are developed more fully. Not a favorite of mine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 February Four | 9/19/2012

    " Unfortunately, a lot of the stories in this book were repeats of stories found in other books of hers that I'd already read, so this was a very fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/13/2012

    " Another wonderful Agatha Christie mystery collection. These are all short...I find that I can read about one story per mealtime. All are about Hercule Poirot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 9/10/2012

    " A wonderful collection of short Poirot mysteries. "

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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 Narrators

David Suchet may be most familiar to listeners from his role as Inspector Poirot, originally on PBS TV’s Mystery! and now on A&E. He has also appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he won Best Actor, Critic’s Circle Award), Oleanna (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), and Timon of Athens (Best Actor, Evening Standard Award). He has numerous film and television credits to his name.

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.