Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation.
Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...
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This adaptation is brilliant achievement that keeps you actively involved from start to end. The acting is wonderfully subtle, offering some new perspectives on very familiar characters. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it with all my heart to those who want to feel good for a couple of days.
I enjoyed both versions. The audio edition version has merit because it brings the characters to life. It is like listening to a play.
I like the nurse who narrated the story. I thought the solution to the mystery was plausible but unexpected.
I have listened to all of his audio book portrayals of this character. He is a very competent Hercules Poirot.
A deadly mix of mystery and archaeology.
I like the stories set in exotic locales. I also liked the archaeology aspects of the story.
The characters are all true to the book, the story is well paced and the addition of various background noises and occasional musical interludes add to the overall setting.
John Moffat once again brings the character of Poirot to life in a believable and entertaining way.
The story itself is an interesting mix of archaeology, inter-personal relationships and murder.
"A Musty Murder "
Not the best but not bad. Too many characters in my opinion. Plot was clever but a little far fetched..didnt feel the murderer had a real motive. Sound effects were distracting when characters were speaking. Performance fantastic as always.
"Good take with plenty of twists"
I've watched this drama many years ago, but never read the book. I found the dramatisation a great in between. It had the drama and interest of a to show but the deeper impact of the novel. I listen to these in the car and the dramatisation with different voices is much better to follow and keep track of all the characters than a regular audio book.
Any Agatha Christie, all have a great murder, a shifty main character sleuth and loads of red herons.
Poirot is always the best but I did like the young nurse too, the actress was good.
I particularly liked the beginning, I thought the murder was set up well.
A good listen for a long car journey, listened to it in one sitting!
As per comments by previous reviewer I completely agree, great atmosphere, wonderful music and sound effects that really take you far far away, I challenge anyone not to smile at the end! I am going to put this on again and again it's really that good!.
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