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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Audiobook

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his out flung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments?

A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now - in the words of the rhyme - can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

This title was previously published as The Patriotic Murders and An Overdose of Death.

©1940 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Barbara 08-27-16
    Barbara 08-27-16
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    "Always best"

    No one. Not anyone can write as Agatha Christie. Ms Christie writes without foul language or bloody morbidity, yet it's there.

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    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 07-20-16
    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 07-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    What did you love best about One, Two, Buckle My Shoe?

    The way the narrator directs and leads you thru the plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Poirot and the strength of his character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The steps of solving the crime


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

    yes; exciting and enjoyable


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    Chris 02-17-16
    Chris 02-17-16
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    "Just Ok"

    Not her most engaging story. I found it harder to follow than most of her books.

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    Theresa C. 06-28-15
    Theresa C. 06-28-15
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    "Love my Christie!"

    Of Course I adore Hugh Frazier's reading. My discovery of lesser famous Christie stories through Audible is like finding special gems.

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    Anastasia 12-20-14
    Anastasia 12-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Does Agatha ever disappoint?"

    My listening habits have fallen into a pattern - an intense fantasy novel then an Agatha Christie to take a break. The reason: her novels are both charming and easy to read.
    Like all of her novels this one keeps you guessing, I solved part of this one but couldn't connect the dots as well as our Poirot.

    This one like 'And then there were none' follows the pattern of a poem. This one being 'one, two buckle my shoe.' Its little details like these that have made me fall in love with the author.

    If you are not familiar with Christie this would be a good novel to start. Her books are not graphic or violent like many modern mysteries/thrillers, but have intricate plots and characters that keep you intrigued.For this reason I'd recommend this one.

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    Doug Wilkie 09-27-14
    Doug Wilkie 09-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Agatha Christie never fails."
    What did you love best about One, Two, Buckle My Shoe?

    Kept me guessing as to who was the real murderer.


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

    Excellent performance as always


    Any additional comments?

    I always enjoy an Agatha Christie mystery.

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    Mollie United States 11-13-13
    Mollie United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another classic Christie"
    If you could sum up One, Two, Buckle My Shoe in three words, what would they be?

    Unexpected plot twists


    What other book might you compare One, Two, Buckle My Shoe to and why?

    Any other Christie work


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    I have enjoyed listening to Hugh Fraser's performances of Christie's works. I have listened to several, and he does such a great job as narrator.


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

    No, I was okay with drawing it over several sittings. It got a little slow in places, and the ending seemed a little improbable.


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