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Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | [Agatha Christie]

Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything ... until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting, nothing was ever quite what it seemed.
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The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything ... until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting, nothing was ever quite what it seemed.

©1937 Agatha Christie Limited (P)1992 Chivers Press Ltd

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    Craig Columbia, MS, United States 01-25-13
    Craig Columbia, MS, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Yes, yes, yes!"

    This is what I'm talking about! Give us more David Suchet doing Agatha Christie's Poirot books and short stories. Any and all of them. It's that plain and simple. He's a perfect narrator for ANY Christie story really but he's the master of performing Poirot. He's always been great onscreen and now he's great on audiobook. If you've ever wanted to read a Poirot adventure or one of Christie's classics, buy one of the full Hercule Poirot audiobooks read by David Suchet and you will not be disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marie 01-05-15
    Marie 01-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Suchet is the Best"

    Having David Suchet read Hercule Poirot is heaven. He knows his character so well. Death on the Nile is a great listen. Even though I had the bad guy/gal figured out before the denouement, it was a fun ride getting there. Christie provides a great cast of potential killers and victims.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Uilnslcoap 08-12-14
    Uilnslcoap 08-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "David Suchet Does It All (With One Exception)"
    If you could sum up Death on the Nile in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, Atmospheric, Tricky


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hercule Poirot is the greatest fictional detective ever, Sherlock be damned. Poirot has character to spare, his foibles are human, he is funny as anything, and yet he maintains dignity, the proper reverence for human life, and the proper revulsion for murder.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The reveal of whodunit is extraordinary. Even for Christie (the queen of intriguing yet plausible solutions), this is an outstanding denouement.


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

    It is excellent, but I have read it several times, so I did not have an extreme reaction, just enjoyed the new medium for drinking it in.


    Any additional comments?

    Suchet's characterizations are mostly on-point, and his Poirot (as anyone who saw his performances on BBC/A&E/PBS can attest) is the best there is, the closest I've seen anyone come to capturing the witty little Belgian. While the vocalizations of the "natives" in this book could be questionable/offensive to a modern reader, that is mostly Christie's doing. It was a different time.

    What really needs addressing is Suchet's Colonel Race. For some reason, his vocal characterization is both nasal AND with a lisp. And since he's the character who speaks second-most (I'm guessing) in the book, this is problematic. I alternately wanted to giggle at the strange choice or strangle Suchet for the choice (or perhaps the director/producer for not saying, "Uh, David, pick nasal or lisp, not both"). "I say, Pwoiwot, do you weawwy think that's the wight thing to do?" I'm exaggerating a little, but not by much. Strange choice, to make the seemingly level-headed Colonel Race a cross between Steve Urkel and Barbara Walters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RueRue 05-03-14
    RueRue 05-03-14

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    "Agatha Christie is always great fun"
    What other book might you compare Death on the Nile to and why?

    The story is typical Agatha Christie, a full cast of diverse characters, all acting in various suspicious ways. Excellent performance by David Suchet, who played Hercule Poirot in the British TV series. At times, the reading was a bit overly dramatic and frenetic, but quite fun. Like listening to a radio broadcast.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 05-23-13
    Lisa 05-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellence from every angle!"
    Where does Death on the Nile rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far, the best audiobook that I have experienced. Christie's brilliant and intricate analysis of human nature, coupled with Suchet's embodiment of Poirot,make this audio experence a must have. It's my new favorite!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I couldn't put it down!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 03-18-13
    Sharon 03-18-13
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    "Awesome!"
    If you could sum up Death on the Nile in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, engaging, captivating


    What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

    David Suchet's portrayal of each character brings this book alive! Excellent.


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

    It kept me very interested


    Any additional comments?

    Very well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sidney Tucker MURFREESBORO, TN, US 03-24-15
    Sidney Tucker MURFREESBORO, TN, US 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding"

    Outstanding, to hear one of my most favorite books read by the gentleman who brings to life Hercule Poirot on TV makes this twice as enjoyable.

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    Susan Maluschka 03-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "SO DISAPPOINTED!!!"
    How could the performance have been better?

    I love Hugh Frasier because his characters are easy to differentiate and the voices are pleasant. David Suchet however is not as talented in this area. I'm sure he has many good talents but after listening to the first chapter, I thought my ears were bleeding. Poirot sounded like Speedy Gonzales from the Sat. a.m. cartoon shows. The other "investigator" sounded like the clergy from a Princess Bride but at full volume. Then there was the old woman who was nasal, SCREECHING and just plain obnoxious to listen to. I'll never get a book by David Suchet again. Back to Hugh Frasier for me.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jose Alvarez 02-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"

    seemed to be jumpy at a point or two...recording issue? David Suchet is awesomely talented!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    montecarlostar Ruston, LA USA 11-17-14
    montecarlostar Ruston, LA USA 11-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Because Agatha Christie rocks!


    What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job doing all the voices, especially the females, they were a bit hysterical at times! Listen to the conversation between Jacqueline and Linnet when she asks her to hire Simon... hahaha that made the whole book for me :D


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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