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The Mysterious Affair at Styles Audiobook
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Written by: 
Agatha Christie
Narrated by: 
David Thorn
The Mysterious Affair at Styles Audiobook

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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Publisher's Summary

Mrs. Christie introduces us for the first time to Hercule Poirot, as he solves the mysterious demise of Mrs. Alfred Inglethorpe at her country estate, Styles Court. Many suspects come under his scrutiny but it is his genius to unravel all the intricacies and end up solving the crime with a very surprising ending.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 01: I Go to Styles

Chapter 02: The 16th and 17th of July

Chapter 03: The Night of the Tragedy

Chapter 04: Poirot Investigates

Chapter 05: "It Isn't Strychnine, Is It?"

Chapter 06: The Inquest

Chapter 07: Poirot Pays His Debts

Chapter 08: Fresh Suspicions

Chapter 09: Dr. Bauerstein

Chapter 10: The Arrest

Chapter 11: The Case For the Prosecution

Chapter 12: The Last Link

Chapter 13: Poirot Explains

Agatha Christie

Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (1890 –1976) was a British author, poet and playwright famed for her crime and detective fiction. The creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot is the best-selling author of all time.

A prolific writer, Christie grew up in a privileged background, and was home schooled. A voracious reader, Christie first took up writing as a hobby and then made it her life's work when the pieces she published garnered attention.

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What the Critics Say

"The Mysterious Affair at Styles introduced the world to two lasting heroes: new author Agatha Christie, and her sleuthing protagonist, Hercule Poirot....Christie ushered in the "Golden Age" of crime novels, and continues to mystify - and delight - her many faithful readers." (The New York Public Library's Books of the Century)

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    GERARDO MEXICO, Mexico 10-08-10
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    "A complete delight!"

    Besides Mrs. Christie's renowned genius, David Thorn's Inspector P. is a complete delight! This is definitely a GREAT book WONDERFULLY narrated!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kim South Bend, IN, United States 03-18-15
    Kim South Bend, IN, United States 03-18-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Poirot accent tough to handle."

    Of course Christie's story was excellent. I have been spoiled by Hugh Frazier performances, apparently, because the Poirot accent for this was pretty awful. Other voices were fine.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn 05-07-14
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    "Great Story....Distracting Narration"
    What did you like best about The Mysterious Affair at Styles? What did you like least?

    The story line is great and great introduction of Poirot and Hastings.


    What didn’t you like about David Thorn’s performance?

    His Hercule Poirot performance is a bit much. His french/belgium accent distracts from what is being said.


    Was The Mysterious Affair at Styles worth the listening time?

    yes


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Forman 11-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Performance would be excellent except..."

    The actors thick accent when voicing Hercule Poirot can sometimes be difficult to understand. I found a few instances where I was required to re-listen to a passage in order to make sure I understood properly. Otherwise it was an excellent story and good performance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cut Off, LA, United States 10-28-15
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    "Talented narrator!"

    This classic was brought to life by the talented narration of Mr. Thorn. I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.

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    Allison 03-02-15
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    "Great start to a series"

    An excellent introduction to the Poirot series. Performance and story were both wonderful and enjoyed very much.

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    Britnee 03-02-16
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    "Worst French accent I've heard."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Story seems great, all of the voices and accents are great but Poirot is impossible to listen to. I've taken 7 years of French, 2 years by a French person and yet many times I had no idea what word Poirot was saying. So overdone, I can hardly continue listening.


    What didn’t you like about David Thorn’s performance?

    Only the French accent. Everything else was great.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 02-27-16
    Jennifer 02-27-16
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    "Fun story, but pick a different narrator!"

    One of my favorites by Dame Agatha, but the narrator struggles through the accents, making this version a tedious listen. His Hercule Poirot is painful, and another character's accent is different every time he appears.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juliet 02-06-16
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    "Annoying narration"

    This is classic Christie but spoiled by the dreadful faux - Belgian accent of the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel 04-20-16
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    I didn't really care about any of the characters,. the story was silly. The narration was great, though!

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