Ariadne Oliver
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  • 1
    Parker Pyne Investigates: A Parker Pyne Collection | Agatha Christie

    Parker Pyne Investigates: A Parker Pyne Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    Mrs. Packington felt alone, helpless, and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in the Times that read: "Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne." Equally adept at putting together the fragments of a murder mystery or the pieces of a broken marriage, Mr. Parker Pyne is possibly the world's most unconventional private investigator. Armed with just his intuitive knowledge of human nature, he is an Englishman abroad, traveling the globe to solve and undo crime and misdemeanor.

    Love Agatha Christie

    Excellent narrative of the usual great Agatha Christie story. Worthy of a re- listen at a later date and time.

    Reviewed on February 01 2015 by Sue ()
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    Parker Pyne Investigates | Agatha Christie

    Parker Pyne Investigates

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Mrs Packington felt alone, helpless, and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in The Times/i> which read: "ARE YOU HAPPY? IF NOT, CONSULT MR PARKER PYNE". Equally adept at putting together the pieces of a marriage or the fragments of a murder mystery, Mr Parker Pyne was possibly the world's most unconventional private eye, and certainly its most charming.

    Great stories and well read

    I do love a good murder mystery (or a few in this case) to listen to and Hugh Fraser reads the Parker Pyne stories brilliantly. Agatha Christie keeps..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2011 by Kristine (Vermont, Australia)
  • 2
    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
    (281)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (258)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    Mrs. McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie

    Mrs. McGinty's Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn't look like a murderer.

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    Mrs. McGinty's Dead: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie

    Mrs. McGinty's Dead: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (191)

    Well, it's no wonder. The plot - suspicion for an elderly woman's murder falls on her mysterious lodger - is from Agatha Christie. The wonderful character happens to be the world's most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

    Poirot at his finest.

    This is one of Christie's best novels. Poirot is brilliant and engaging, the mystery is thoughful, the characters are from Dame Agatha's usual reperto..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2012 by Jane (Bourbonnais, IL, United States)
  • 4
    Dead Man's Folly | Agatha Christie

    Dead Man's Folly

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fête, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt. Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen. Beware: nobody is quite what they seem!

    Surprisingly predictable

    There was supposed to be a fake murder, it becomes real. How much more predictable does it need to get? Throw in also the murder mystery writer. With..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2010 by Jane Ng ()
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    Dead Man's Folly: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie

    Dead Man's Folly: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (205)

    Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the village fete hosted by Sir George and Lady Stubbs, a feeling of dread settles on the famous crime novelist Adriane Oliver. Call it instinct, but it's a feeling she just can't explain...or get away from. In desperation she summons her old friend, Hercule Poirot - and her instincts are soon proved correct when the "pretend" murder victim is discovered playing the scene for real, a rope wrapped tightly around her neck.

    A great Agatha Christie

    I have read lots of Agatha Christie novels as they are pretty dependable as a good read. This was one of my favourites. Very enjoyable with some good,..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2014 by Gudrun (Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada)
  • 5
    The Pale Horse | Agatha Christie

    The Pale Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    To understand the strange goings on at The Pale Horse Inn, Mark Easterbrook knew he had to begin at the beginning. But where exactly was the beginning? Was it the savage blow to the back of Father Gorman's head? Or was it when the priest's assailant searched him so roughly he tore the clergyman's cassock? Or could it have been the priest's visit, just minutes before, to a woman on her death bed? Or was there a deeper significance to the violent squabble that Mark Easterbrook had himself witnessed earlier?

    If you like an old fashioned 'Who Done It'

    This was a great listen to one of Agatha's mysteries that does not involve Miss M or Msr Poirot. Expect that all is not fully revealed until the end, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2012 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
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    The Pale Horse | Agatha Christie

    The Pale Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so roughly that his already ragged cassock is torn in the process. What was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confided to the priest on her deathbed only hours earlier? Mark Easterbrook and his sidekick, Ginger Corrigan, are determined to find out. Maybe the three women who run The Pale Horse public house - and who are rumored to practice the "Dark Arts" - can provide some answers....

    A bit of the paranormal to muddy the waters

    This is not a typical Agatha Christie, not just because it doesn't involve one Poirot, Hastings, or Marple, but because it involves some characters da..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 03 2016 by Calliope (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • 6
    Third Girl | Agatha Christie

    Third Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Three single girls shared the same London flat. The first worked as a secretary; the second was an artist; the third, who came to Poirot for help, disappeared, convinced she was a murderer. Now there were rumours of revolvers, flick-knives, and blood stains. But, without hard evidence, it would take all Poirot's tenacity to establish whether the third girl was guilty, innocent - or insane.

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    Third Girl: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie

    Third Girl: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (155)

    Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirot's breakfast, confessing that she is a murderer - and then promptly disappears. Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumors surrounding the mysterious third girl, her family, and her disappearance. Yet hard evidence is needed before the great detective can pronounce her guilty, innocent, or insane.

    An interesting girl

    The narrator kept you interested by the different voices of each character. The plot was very complicated and complex. High quality well listen again.

    Reviewed on February 18 2016 by lerone (ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada)
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    Hallowe’en Party | Agatha Christie

    Hallowe’en Party

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    A classic Christie mystery. Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Hugh Fraser in the popular TV series. At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…

    Excellent!

    Hugh Fraser was magical as the narrator! And of course Agatha Christie is the greatest female murder mystery writer of our time!

    Reviewed on June 02 2016 by Raye ()
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    Hallowe'en Party: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie

    Hallowe'en Party: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (243)

    At a Hallowe'en party, Joyce - a hostile thirteen-year-old - boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the "evil presence". But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double murderer.

    A great Mystery

    This hit me just right in that it had lots of characters, lots of wrong turns and a good solid ending. It was a great Poirot. I enjoyed the descriptio..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2016 by Gudrun (Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada)
  • 8
    Elephants Can Remember | Agatha Christie

    Elephants Can Remember

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. For here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident: the broken body of a woman was discovered on the rocks at the foot of the cliff. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies, a husband and wife, shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder?

    Not Christie's best work

    Classic Christie mystery

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Johanna (Malmoe, Sweden)
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    Elephants Can Remember: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie

    Elephants Can Remember: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (205)

    "The Ravenscrofts didn't seem that kind of person. They seemed well balanced and placid..." And yet, twelve years earlier, the husband had shot the wife, and then himself - or perhaps it was the other way around, since sets of both of their fingerprints were on the gun, and the gun had fallen between them. The case haunts Ariadne Oliver, who had been a friend of the couple. The famous mystery novelist desires this real-life mystery solved, and calls upon Hercule Poirot to help her do so.

    Hugh Fraser is awesome!

    Agatha Christie is a master at creating characters and Hugh Fraser brings them to life.

    Reviewed on April 24 2015 by Mandy Cruze ()