Fraser's voice is calming and he articulates his words very well. . Works can belong to more than one series. Go listen to an interview on YouTube of his natural speaking voice and you'll recognise him in all these stories. Suchet plays a different Poirot voice in his audio book narration. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs.
There are so many characters that come in and out of the story that it is hard to keep up while listening. This book was fun and had all the wonderment that a good Agatha Christie book can bring - except one issue. But Anne is not satisfied. I loved that Hugh Fraser, who played Hastings in several Poirot movies, read the story. It seems - at first - to be another sign that Cherringham High is spiralling out of control.
Yet hard evidence is needed before the great detective can pronounce her guilty, innocent, or insane. If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them. It's not a merry or happy holiday for the characters at all. It was really easy to listen to and it gives you an insight into Agatha Christie earlier stories 11 of 11 people found this review helpful I love it I really like this audiobook, the performances are very good. It made me laugh at several points because Poirot is a humorous character in himself, but also has a wicked sense of humour when it comes to other people and things - and the sometimes bumbling Hastings is great company for the ignorant listener, not to mention Inspector Japp - Christie always injects humour into proceedings, it's the English way. Three young women share a London flat.
It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. Other Agatha Christie short stories - crimes and criminals with devious motives and satisfying conclusions, deeply rooted within early twentieth century Britain, but utterly timeless. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see. To commemorate the 80 th birthday of Queen Mary in 1947, Christie wrote a radio play titled Three Blind Mice. I was skeptical that this was my next book in Poirot order as I didn't think I'd like the short story form, this works.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history. First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond. Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? There were a few red herring along the way but there always are. Christmas Eve, and the Lee family's reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Otherwise, another fantastic collection deserving of a listen again and again. From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple , this rare collection of murder most foul showcases Christie at her inventive best. Getting a glimpse of each of their personalities helped to understand the family better and try to figure out who could have committed murder.
Agatha Christie has a tendency to cheat sometimes, and Poirot's deductions are sometimes little more than guesswork, but that's a lot more forgivable in a short story than a full-length novel. The publisher's summary gives hints about the different stories so I won't repeat that here, except to say that there's a bit of everything -- kidnapping, murder, robbery, etc. To be really picky, I would love them to include both, and Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon narrating their own lines, but nothing is perfect. Suchet performed convincing French and British accents, great emotional performances and probably the best female voices I've ever heard performed by a male narrator. That was a great disappointment for me and only muddied the game of guessing what was happening. I can rarely determine who the culprit is in Agatha's mysteries and am usually surprised when Poirot does his thing at the end and finally reveals who the murderer is.
Fraser always does a great job with Poirot himself, his performance of the master dective is always spot on. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience. A written book won't have this problem because we hear the words in our minds. What links these fascinating cases? The stories are short, well-crafted, and move quickly. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man.
Nothing to tell anyone who know the stories. The star is a Belgian detective named Hercule Poirot, a small man with a big ego who always manages to outsmart everyone and crack the case. With her one-time detective partner, Jack Brennan, back in America, Sarah is at first reluctant to take on the case. Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? I did not suspect who the murderer was until Poirot gathered everyone together to unraveled the clues. My only complaint with this audiobook is that the stories are much too short. And it is not long before their investigations take an even more dramatic turn.
But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. Anyway, he went from a five-star rating to a four just because of the final hour. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? But when she does get involved, it soon becomes clear that the tragic accident might really be a case of murder - and even Sarah herself could be in danger. Narrator Suchet knows his strengths.
And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later - when the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. Poirot, like Sherlock Holmes, is at his best in short stories, and this is a collection of mostly clever ones. Not only did Agatha Christie write fascinating books, stage plays and poetry, but she also successfully tried her hand at radio plays. As such, I was surprised to hear that each of the chapters of Poirot Investigates is a separate short story. When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. There's kidnappings and killings but they're described with basically no violence. There is only one character that matters here.