But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to death¿
©1926 Agatha Christie; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)
"A classic, the book has worthily earned its fame." (Irish Independent)
Better than listening to an Agatha Christie mystery is listening to it narrated by Hugh Fraser or David Suchet. I wish ALL the collection was narrated by either of them. Hugh Fraser's voice is one of the most comforting things ever, maybe because I grew up with the Poirot TV series, where he plays Captain Hastings.
I know all of Agatha Christie's books, I remember most of the solutions, but I simply can't find other murder-mysteries so captivating and elegantly written. This is one of my favourites. I remembered who the murderer was, but I wanted to listen to it anyway. Loved it!
Up with the best
Kept me thinking, but not on the edge of my seat
I was shocked at the ending
Agatha Christie is always an enjoyable read
Highly recommend this audiobook to all Poirot fans. Great story read by the wonderful Hugh Fraser.
Think he does a wonderful job conveying Poirot
No - just solid old-fashioned mystery.
I didn't know this book before I listed to it and it was a pure delight. The plot was excellent but since we are talking Agatha Christie that is no surprise. The reader, Hugh Fraser, was superb and carefully defined each character well so you always knew who was speaking. The books pace was perfect and left me wanting more. Terrific stuff!
Performance by Hugh Fraser as usual very good!
The story is one of my favourites!
"A classic whodunit !"
Hugh Fraser does an excellent narration of this Agatha Christie story. If you don't know the story, it really is an example of a mystery that will keep you guessing until the end and even if you do know the ending - it is great fun to spot the clues that Christie puts along the way.
Brilliant! Very engaging and a good mystery to solve! Well narrated and an enjoyable listen!
The book was brilliant and kept me guessing until the very end. Very highly recommended.
This is a superbly plotted story with a brilliant twist which was spoiled by some up herself arty bitch on a BBC radio celebration program marking the authors 125 the birthday. Thanks BBC! despite this I enjoyed it immensely.
"A nice winter listen"
Yes. Although this was not a favourite of mine the story is still decent and Hugh Fraser is a good narrator.
I did not find anything that interesting.
He did quite well with this story.
Not really. It is a good story on a cold night in, and will keep you occupied while doing something else, but I would not want to sit in a cinema and watch it.
"A classic cluedo style romp"
Set within the estate of a wealthy family close to a small village, we have the makings of a classic cluedo style Agatha Christie mystery. With Meetings in the billard room, clues in the study and a cast of characters each with their own little secrets that all come together to enable the detective to solve the identity of the murderer of Roger Ackroyd. Great stuff!!!
"Wonderful performance from Hugh Fraser"
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and performance, and would highly recommend. It certainly made for an interesting commute.
very theraputic reader. finished in a day. totally engrossed storyline keeps you guessing. A must
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