Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected, also, that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.
But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death.
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I have not read the print version, so it was a pleasure to "read" the audio version.
This book does not include Hastings--he is in Africa, and Poirot has decided to retire. It is impossible, however, as the more Poirot "retires," the more renowned he seems to become. His new friend is the narrator of this book, in place of Hastings.
I really enjoyed the new narrator. His love/hate relationship with his sister is great!
I thought this book led me along expertly, and I did not see the end coming until very near to the end!! Wonderful!
Especially if you haven't read the print version of this book, it is so enjoyable.
It's one of my very favorite Agatha Christie books of all time, so it was wonderful to be able to listen to it in the car.
Poirot, of course! He comes across as arrogant, yet no one takes him very seriously - until the very end when he pounces. Underestimated by the characters.
The audio version of the book brings a delightful voice to the narrative that I didn't really get as I read the book. Hugh Fraser made the book really come alive.
You'll never guess who did it.
A must read in the Christie canon.
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