The Mystery of the Blue Train is one of my favourite Christie novels, and I think Hugh Fraser did a wonderful job mimicking David Suchet's Poirot voice, as well as making the women sound normal instead of overly feminine.
And Then There Were None, narrated by the same actor, but with no Poirot, so no fallback character. A wonderfully creepy rendition of Justice Wargrave.
Wonderfully varied in voice, with each character distinct by sound alone, and his natural voice is perfect for narrating.
When Katherine tells Poirot she can't go on, Hugh Fraser captures the distress in her voice in a perfect, yet understated, manner.
Would recommend to anyone and everyone - thoroughly enjoyable!
I like them both, but the audio version really did bring the book to life. I especially enjoyed all the different voices by Gareth Armstrong.
The Eyre Affair and The Big Over Easy by the same author. He takes you to a completely different place with each novel, and keeps it going at a rollicking pace, making it a good, fun read.
He was spot on with all the voices, adding a little venom here, a little uncertainty there, and was an absolute pleasure to listen to.
Perception is everything,
I can't recommend this highly enough - it was a wonderful thing to listen to in the car (I put it on my iPhone and listened through the car speakers), and highly entertaining.
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