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Ordeal by Innocence | [Agatha Christie]

Ordeal by Innocence

Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Dr. Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family: it means one of the family is a murderer.
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Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered, and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Throughout the trial Jack had maintained his innocence, claiming he was hitchhiking on the night of the murder and he had been picked up by a middle-aged man in a dark car. Unable to locate this mystery man the police viewed Jack's story as a lie.

Calgary was the stranger in question, but he arrives too late for Jack, who succumbs to pneumonia after serving just six months of his sentence. Feeling a sense of duty to the Argyles, Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family: it means one of the family is a murderer.

©1958 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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  • MICHELLE LOUISE
    NUNEATON, WARWICKSHIRE United Kingdom
    9/7/14
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    "Not an ordeal to listen to!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ordeal by Innocence to be better than the print version?

    Yes. It is nice to listen to a story and hear how the narrator portrays each character. Hugh is an excellent narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Leo Argyle. Although he is broken after Rachel's death he remained a pillar for his family.


    Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to most of his Agatha Christie novels and have enjoyed them. This was one of his best performances.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Everybody makes mistakes, but some mistakes are deadly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bobby
    11/22/14
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    "Fantastic story with an unexpected ending"
    What did you like most about Ordeal by Innocence?

    The totally unexpected ending. The story kept me guessing all the way through.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hugh Fraser's narration. He is fantastic at bringing various characters to life through different voices.


    Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to lots of Hugh Fraser's audiobooks. He is, without doubt, one of the best narrators I have ever heard. This audiobook sustains that very high standard.


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

    At over 7 hours it's a bit much to listen to in one sitting! I like listening to them a bit at a time and trying to work out the mystery - I was miles off with this one!


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't listened to a Hugh Fraser book before, don't be put off that this one doesn't have Poirot in it. It is still amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    Egerton, Kent, United Kingdom
    6/28/10
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    "Really good"

    Hugh Fraser really is such a great narrator. Brilliant story, brilliantly read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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