There are books of the same chemical composition as dynamite. The only difference is that a piece of dynamite explodes once, whereas a book explodes a thousand times. ― Yevgeny Zamyatin
It's an unusual play. Film noirish, if I can put it like that. As the story unravelled I got emotionally involved, and I waited with bated breath for the ending.
The story gave me the creeps.
Don't get confused with negative reviews. Either read the play first or, if you buy the audio, listen till the end. 'An inspector calls' is an emotional roller coaster which starts on a rather low key but gets mysterious and macabre by the end.
This story has some unique features among Agatha Christie's books. There's no second murder to help narrow down the suspects, and Poirot must solve the crime in a matter of hours. Even if you've read the story before, this dramatisation is still worth listening to. The sound effects may not be quite movie standard, but they're convincing none the less. The acting is good, and the script writer left the original story alone. And for those of us who can't see, we can follow the story as well as our sighted friends staring at the radio. A pleasant two hours listening.