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Appointment with Death Audiobook

Appointment with Death: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs.Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met....
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Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs.Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.

With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met....

©1938 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ruth Bain 08-25-15
    Ruth Bain 08-25-15

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    "So entertaining !"
    What made the experience of listening to Appointment with Death the most enjoyable?

    Love the narration and the plot surprises


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    He has a great vocal range and a pleasant, dramatic reading style


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Parker 06-04-15
    Tim Parker 06-04-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "The murder was right on time."

    Hugh Fraser delivers this story with great skill. The odd characters slowly come to life, as we wait for the murderer to strike. Poroit enters the story late in the game, but solves the riddle using his little grey cells.

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    DJDecca 03-07-15
    DJDecca 03-07-15
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    "Family Secrets"
    If you could sum up Appointment with Death in three words, what would they be?

    She must die.


    What other book might you compare Appointment with Death to and why?

    This is a wonderful Christie, full of interesting characters, a compelling mystery with plenty of suspects, and a thoroughly loathsome victim. Rather like her "Murder in Mesopotamia" for the exotic setting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the epilogue where we find out what happened to the family after the crime was solved.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not "moved" really, but I did enjoy the "gathering of the suspects" scene.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    montecarlostar Ruston, LA USA 02-25-15
    montecarlostar Ruston, LA USA 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I had read it before... but enjoyed to revive it!"
    If you could sum up Appointment with Death in three words, what would they be?

    addicting, exciting, thrilling


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's got an excellent psychological profile of all the characters.


    What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His vivacity when telling the story definitively was a plus. He makes all characters very distinguishable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


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    Marcus Baumgart ELKHART, INDIANA, US 01-17-15
    Marcus Baumgart ELKHART, INDIANA, US 01-17-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Sharp psychological portrait"

    Christie at her best. Underrated, this is a sharp portrait of an evil, sadistic and vindictive woman. I liked it.

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    Calliope 07-02-14
    Calliope 07-02-14
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    "Another great reading of an enjoyable book"

    It's not my favourite Christie novel, but it's still an interesting story with great characters - I particularly like the malevolent mother who is the murder victim in this story. Not sure why it was called "Appointment with Death", though - time is a factor, but no appointments were made out in the deserts around Petra (in Jordan). Hugh Fraser does a great job again, and I love listening to his narration of so many of the Agatha Christie mysteries.

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    Elaine Pitek San Jose, CA USA 12-19-12
    Elaine Pitek San Jose, CA USA 12-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "First book we've listened to."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book was a bit slow as the story is building. And for my kids, the accent was hard to understand at first. But half way thru the book, it became more interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Agatha Christie? Why or why not?

    No.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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