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The Mystery of the Blue Train Audiobook
The Mystery of the Blue Train
Written by: 
Agatha Christie
Narrated by: 
Hugh Fraser
The Mystery of the Blue Train Audiobook

The Mystery of the Blue Train: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again - for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.

The prime suspect is Ruth's estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board.

©1928 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    Olivier Dunrea Catskills Mountains, NY 10-05-15
    Olivier Dunrea Catskills Mountains, NY 10-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this mystery!"

    Big, big Agatha Christie fan here. Was browsing Audible for a good mystery to listen to during the long 12 hour drive back to upstate NY with 6 wee pups. I came across this mystery featuring Hercule Poirot---it was one I had never come across before. Hugh Fraser did a fantastic job reading the story! And the plot is perfect. I am partial to Christie's murders that take place on a train and was not disappointed! If you love Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot you will love this audio book! Five star rating for everything!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Parker 07-11-15
    Tim Parker 07-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "All aboard for mystery!"

    Hugh Fraser does a fantastic job with the many voices in this the story. A colorful cast of characters both help and hinder Poirot as he probes for the truth. All the clues are there, it just takes order and method to figure out the truth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-23-15

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    "Classic Christie"

    Hugh Fraser perfectly captures the atmosphere of one of my favorite AC novels. Well worth listening to for fans of the genre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brad and Jessica Andersen 10-31-14
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    "One of Christie's best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The plot is engaging from the first chapter and, as usual for Christie's work, there is suspense and guessing until the last chapter. I thought the ending was both satisfyingly happy and realistic.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, numerous characters being involved, most of whom had secrets and shadows.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    His vocal elasticity and inflection for characters is incredible! His narration voice is soothingly deep and steady.


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

    Yes! I felt transported to the world inside its covers.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JANE LALONDE 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Clever. And Hugh Fraser is superb."

    Loved Mr. Fraser portrayal of Ms. Viner near the end. Delightful. All characters were well done.
    You could easily see in your mind's eye the English village, the train, and Nice. Good entertainment.

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    Calliope 05-04-16
    Calliope 05-04-16
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    "Not my favourite in story or narration"

    This is only time I've heard Hugh Fraser fail a little while narrating an Agatha Christie story (and I've listened to several dozen)....There are some characters here where he has a falsetto, nasal-y voice that sounds kind of ridiculous, and it pulls me out of the story a little bit. It's also not one of my favourite mysteries she's written, and the combination drops this from a 5 to a 4 star.

    Still mighty good, though.

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    Susan Maluschka 09-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Rather disappointed"
    What did you like best about The Mystery of the Blue Train? What did you like least?

    From the Hercule Poirot books I've read so far, this one is the most confusing and the slowest getting started. After a time, I was beginning to wonder if it was actually a Poirot book.


    What was most disappointing about Agatha Christie’s story?

    It was very confusing as far as characters go. I had to listen to it twice to understand most of it and still ended up with unanswered questions. I can't be specific without giving away spoilers.


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

    Hugh Fraser's performance is spot on and just as wonderful as his other works. He excels every time.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If I didn't have to pay for it. It might make more sense if I watched it but I don't know.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 08-19-14
    Jennifer 08-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable whodunit"

    Another good mystery to fill a weekend. This one takes Poirot to the Riviera, where he is asked to solve the murder and theft which occurred on the train. Of course, the police suspect the obvious characters, a lover, a husband... but Poirot is not satisfied, and doesn't even think the two crimes connected... With his brand of investigating and usual reveal, he gathers the persons of interest back at the scene, and once again totally took me by surprise when he unveiled the culprits. I guessed more points ahead of the conclusion than I usually do, but had no idea.
    Another wonderful performance by Fraser

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