We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Behold, Here's Poison Audiobook

Behold, Here's Poison

Regular Price:$34.36
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

It's no ordinary morning at the Poplars – the master is found dead in his bed, and it seems his high blood pressure was not the cause. When an autopsy reveals a sinister poison, it's up to the quietly resourceful Inspector Hannasyde to catch the murderer in time to spare the next victim. But every single member of the quarrelsome Matthews family has a motive and none, of course, has an alibi.

©1936 Copyright © Georgette Rougier (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing

What the Critics Say

"The wittiest of detective writers." (The Daily Mail)

"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." (Publishers Weekly)

"Georgette Heyer is second to none in her ability to make detective stories entertaining." (The Sunday Times)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (71 )
5 star
 (38)
4 star
 (20)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.3 (64 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.3 (62 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Karen 06-30-15
    Karen 06-30-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Heyer mystery unfortunately ruined by reader"
    What did you like best about Behold, Here's Poison? What did you like least?

    The good news is Georgette Heyer mysteries have been updated. The bad news is they are all read by the same reader & she isn't very good -- she reads so slowly I lost interest in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Enjoyed the story, great twist at the end.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ulli Birvé’s performances?

    NO


    Was Behold, Here's Poison worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophie & wished the reader had been used for Heyer's mysteries also.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steven L. Wilson 04-06-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Between Heyer's Deft Characterizations"

    And Ulli Berve's skillful narration this is an outstanding example of a genre that flourished in the heyday/golden age of the English murder mystery. Although Agatha Christie was the better known and best selling practitioner of this type of book I find ther is more depth and nuance in characterization in Heyer's works whereas Christie manipulates card board cut outs through her admittedly ingenious plots? Highly recommended for what is, an adept version of a type of mystery so frequently written in the day it virtually qualified as a cottage industry. The narrator is the icing on the cakes at the cream teas.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joanette A. Mejean 08-01-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    110
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hard row to hoe"

    As much as I generally enjoy Georgette Heyer, this book was extremely difficult to listen to without throwing it through a window. The only one of the characters in the least likable was the inspector. Never have I wanted an entire cast to be guilty.......until now.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Claire Kalamazoo, MI, United States 02-14-15
    Claire Kalamazoo, MI, United States 02-14-15 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    416
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    "What a twist"

    While I am enjoying this series of mysteries, I wasn't sure about this one from a previous review by a fellow Audible listener. Apparently they weren't all that trilled with the cast of characters. My first thought was, well that's just typical British mystery casting. Now I'm sure, and glad I did. The twisted sister plot was well worth it.

    Extremely entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Becki 12-03-14
    Becki 12-03-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simply Awful!"
    What disappointed you about Behold, Here's Poison?

    I disliked every character in the book


    What could Georgette Heyer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written it


    How could the performance have been better?

    Performer did a good job. She just did not have a decent story to work with.


    Any additional comments?

    Will never waste my time or money on another book from this author.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Jill Besterman
    Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom
    12/11/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Georgette Heyer's mysteries - fabulous and fun"
    Any additional comments?

    I have heard all Miss Heyer's mysteries in the past, usually read by Clifford Norgate who does a wonderful job in drawing out the humour in her stories, so it was with some trepidation that I downloaded this version from Bolinda, read by Ulli Birve. However after a slightly slow start she got well into the part and my enjoyment of this old favourite was untarnished.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hepwood Flutey
    Suffolk
    8/5/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better than I expected!"
    Where does Behold, Here's Poison rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not at the top, but not the worst. Lower half, but still worth it and an improvement on Book 1 in this series, I think.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favourite character, to be honest I haven't found any of the characters particularly likeable in this series, by Hannayside seems a decent chap! And I can imagine that Randal in the flesh would have what Agatha Christie called 'It' and 'SA'!!


    Any additional comments?

    Having not really enjoyed the first of this series (Death in the Stocks), chiefly because of the narration, I'm not really sure why I bought this book, but was pleasantly surprised. There are not so many long pauses between characters speaking and 'she said', or 'he said', which nearly drove me mad in the first book, and the general flow is much better. In fact, it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the book, which is not a showstopper, but I found it satisfying. I guessed the murderer pretty early (which is a shame!) and it seems that these books follow a pattern - a houseful of objectionable upper-middle class people who can't stand each other or anyone else, a failed engagement only to be followed by a marriage between family members, but at least a murder revealed. I have already bought the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carôle
    Kent, United Kingdom
    1/4/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Whodunnit? Why, everyone did!!"

    I honestly cannot remember reading a quite simple, but quite complicated whodunnit since Agatha Christie. But less sober and more 'characters'! I stayed up waaaay beyond my bedtime time to find out the guilty party! I was astounded! Not bowled over, just bemused at how 'easy' it was to achieve, but almost impossible to detect! 10/10!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.