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  • 1
    The Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie

    The Secret of Chimneys

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (469)

    Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger.

    Delightful to listen again and again.

    Hugh Fraser narrated the story very well, gave each character life and personality.

    Reviewed on November 23 2012 by Bernard (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)
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    The Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie

    The Secret of Chimneys

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.

    Coincidence abound !

    It is Agatha Christie - what's not to love ? :D

    Reviewed on December 24 2012 by Margret Thordardottir (Iceland)
  • 2
    The Seven Dials Mystery | Agatha Christie

    The Seven Dials Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (110)

    Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other houseguests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6:30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank then backfired, with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "Seven Dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance....

    Stunning ending

    I couldn't believe the ending...never had clue. This was an enjoyable story, and the tie-in to The Secret of Chimneys was an added pleasure.
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    Reviewed on May 01 2015 by Customer ()
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    The Seven Dials Mystery | Agatha Christie

    The Seven Dials Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing, and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "seven dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance.

    Five stars for Seven Dials

    The vivacious and spirited Bundle Brent from 'The Secret of Chimneys' returns in this novel, this time taking the front seat. As much as everyone love..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2008 by Miriam (VICAustralia)
  • 3
    Cards on the Table: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie

    Cards on the Table: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (263)

    Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's "private collection". Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge is to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.

    this is a great Christie mystery

    Some of Agatha Christie's mysteries are more about characters and some are more about mystery, and this is one of the latter. That's not to say that ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2014 by Calliope (Toronto, ON, Canada)
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    Cards on the Table | Agatha Christie

    Cards on the Table

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

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  • 4
    Murder Is Easy | Agatha Christie

    Murder Is Easy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (129)

    Luke Fitzwilliam does not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer is at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood and that her local doctor is next in line. But within hours, Miss Pinkerton has been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke is inclined to think so - until he reads in the Times of the unexpected demise of Wychwood's Dr. Humbleby.

    Entertaining with Twists and Turns

    I enjoyed the characters in Murder Is Easy, though Christie again adds one of those love at first sight subplots that I find hard to accept. The plot ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 06 2015 by Marie (ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States)
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    Murder is Easy | Agatha Christie

    Murder is Easy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Luke Fitzwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood, or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line. But, within hours, Miss Pinkerton had been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke was inclined to think so, until he read in The Times of the unexpected demise of Dr Humbleby.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 5
    Towards Zero | Agatha Christie

    Towards Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan - for murder.

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    'Towards Zero' and 'Ordeal by Innocence' | Agatha Christie

    'Towards Zero' and 'Ordeal by Innocence'

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (222)

    Towards Zero: What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. Ordeal By Innocence: According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment.

    Two outstanding mysteries

    These are not only two "murder mysteries", I would characterize them as "literature". The story lines are vintage Agatha Christie, intricate and baffl..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Towards Zero | Agatha Christie

    Towards Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It's all part of a carefully paid plan for murder.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.