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Dumb Witness Audiobook

Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Miss Emily was old, rich, and afraid - and now, she's dead. Her terrified plea to Hercule Poirot came a little too late. All that's left is a house full of greedy heirs, and a very strange letter that could solve the mystery - or add to it.

This title was previously published as Poirot Loses a Client.

©1937 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jennifer 08-06-15
    Jennifer 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Delightful 'conversations' btwn Hastings and Bob"

    Another good whodunit. Quite the lot of characters, the greedy family, ridiculous neighbors, the silly hen of a companion... I followed the psychology, as Poirot so teaches, and had picked the likeliest personality for the murder, but had not quite worked out all of the deceptions and facts just right. What an awful family. I just adored Bob though, I think my favorite part of the book was his little woofs and "conversations" with Hastings. Masterful work by Poirot.

    Great narration as always, but unusually there were the dialect mix-ups in the dialogue. Small though, and not overly confusing.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 10-28-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 10-28-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Great"

    I loved the characters and the narrative it was a good story. Poirot was in his element, I did not guess until the end. This will become one of my favourites.

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    Timothy Vartanian 12-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Bob the dog"

    Hugh Fraser is an outstanding narrator, capturing Poirot as well as Bob the dog perfectly.

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    Daddy Shawn La Verne, CA, United States 12-18-15
    Daddy Shawn La Verne, CA, United States 12-18-15 Member Since 2016

    Writer & daddy.

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    "Another solid novel in the series."
    Any additional comments?

    Another masterfully written Christie novel. Interesting plot and twists. Striking differences from recent BBC Poirot episode, the book is better (not always the case with that excellent tv series). Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Johanna CHICAGO, IL, United States 06-10-15
    Johanna CHICAGO, IL, United States 06-10-15 Member Since 2016

    "I must keep to my own style and go on in my own way." - Jane Austen

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    "Dog Lovers Will Appreciate Bob & His Ball"

    I love Poirot mysteries. They are delightful, engaging, and an easy listen. Hugh Fraser is an excellent narrator and always reliable. While this was not my very favorite Poirot mystery, the wrinkle of Bob the dog and his ball is extremely memorable. The plot doesn't follow the same format as many Poirot mysteries, but contains all of Hercule's fun eccentricities--mustaches and everything!

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    ButterflyRose 09-07-16
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    "Another Great Agatha Christie Audiobook"
    What made the experience of listening to Dumb Witness the most enjoyable?

    Hugh Fraser's narration makes this a very pleasant listen. This is one of my favorite Poirot mysteries.


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    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 06-25-16
    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 06-25-16 Member Since 2010
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    Would you listen to Dumb Witness again? Why?

    The depth and the strength of the characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    the whole plot and the flow and pace of the story.e


    Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The silent witness


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    christy teets 11-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "good one"

    Hugh Frasier is the best reader. this story delivers. I was never able to guess who it was.

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    jeanette 05-27-15
    jeanette 05-27-15
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    "Can depend on Agatha Christie"

    For a good read/listen, I can depend on Agatha Christie and Hugh Fraser. If reading or listening to other books has dumbed/numbed your mind, clean your palate with Christie. She and Hugh Fraser have become classics.

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    Calliope 11-17-14
    Calliope 11-17-14
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    "accidental death or murder?"

    In this case, Poirot takes on the job requested of him in a letter he received months too late - and long after the letter writer is dead.........did she die an accidental death, as has been officially stated, or was it murder? And if it was murder, who was the guilty party? There's a collection of relatives and hired help who all might get a piece of the inheritance, and it's up to Poirot to figure it out. Very nicely done by Christie from a kind of routine set up (as many of her's are). As for the dog......well, the deceased client's dog get a few "words" in the story too.

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