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  • Witch Week

  • Chronicles of Chrestomanci
  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The students in class 6B become nervous when their teacher receives an anonymous note claiming someone in the room is a witch. For in this society, witches are outlawed, whether they are good or bad. In fact, witches are burned at the stake, because that's the law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for children

  • By Wayne on 10-26-05

An odd and delightful Chrestomanci story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

While it doesn't reach the heights of The Live sof Christopher Chant, this remains one of the best Chrestomanci books. The interwoven characters, perspectives and stories are engaging for a child to follow, and this book is one of DWJ's best for providing rich characters with distinctive, flawed, but interesting perspectives on the world around them.

  • Cards on the Table

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is a great Christie mystery

  • By Calliope on 01-21-14

Fine Christie; iffy voice acting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-16

The mystery has a really i ntriguing setup, and an interesting rollout. It's not one of her most engrossing, but it's certainly worth the listen. On the other hand, Fraser's voice acting in this one is... fine. The characters are less distinctive than usual, Poirot himself is lesss distinctive, and overall, I would have been happier reading the book than listening to it.

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  • Death on the Nile

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything ... until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting, nothing was ever quite what it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, yes, yes!

  • By Craig on 01-25-13

A strong, adventurous, psychological Christie

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-16

This Christie effectively blends the exciting plot and setting of some of her more adventure-oriented mysteries with Poirot's signature psychological insight as the key to solving the murder. David Suchet is as always my favourite narrator - his characterisation is vivid, and his Poirot is of course definitive. A good one.

  • Five Little Pigs

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, but just like the nursery rhyme, there were five other "little pigs" who could have done it: Philip Blake (the stockbroker), who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist), who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee), who had her roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess), who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister), who cried all the way home.

Sixteen years later, Caroline's daughter is determined to prove her mother's innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Top Notch Mystery

  • By Tomsde on 11-05-12

Fantastic, engrossing Christie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-16

This is one of my favourite Christies. It's intriguing, character-driven, and one of Poirot's finest in terms of reasoning based on the psychology of the individual. It's a bit of a slow burn, not super action-packed, but utterly engrossing.

  • Cat Among the Pigeons

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

A revolution in the Middle East has a direct and deadly impact upon the summer term at Meadowbank, a picture-perfect girls' school in the English countryside. Prince Ali Yusuf, Hereditary Sheikh of Ramat, whose great liberalizing experiment is coming to chaos, knows that he must prepare for the day of his exile. He asks his pilot and school friend, Bob Rawlinson, to care for a packet of jewels. Rawlinson does so, hiding them among the possessions of his niece Jennifer Sutcliffe, who is bound for Meadowbank.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Christie at Her Best

  • By pko on 01-20-13

A cracking Christie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

A really exciting, intriguing, and well-narrated Christie. A bit more of an adventure story than her usual domestic, psychological murder plots, but a fun ride, with an engaging cast and a satisfying conclusion. Recommended!

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  • The ABC Murders

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

There's a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic. A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarkein Churston. With each murder, the killer is gettingmore confident - but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🚂🔪🗝📝⚰️☕️🧩Better Than the Malkovitch Series!🧩🔮🎲🚂🗺📞📽⚖️

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-27-19

Rather predictable, unfortunately

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Any additional comments?

I'm awful at guessing the whodunnit in murder mysteries, so it was a huge surprise that I managed in this case. Once the full cast of characters is laid out before us, it's evident pretty quickly what is really going on. The "how" is ingenious, but the "who" and "why" were a bit of a letdown.

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  • Poirot Investigates

  • A Hercule Poirot Collection
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668

First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond...then came the "suicide" that was murder...the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun room...a million-dollar bond robbery...the curse of a pharaoh's tomb...a jewel robbery by the sea...the abduction of a prime minister...the disappearance of a banker...a phone call from a dying man...and finally, the mystery of the missing will. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The moment when Poirot really starts to shine.

  • By Myusollo on 10-31-14

Suchet quits partway through

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-16

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

Suchet is the ultimate Poirot -- and for most of the book, his rendition is flawless. However, suddenly in the last couple of chapters his performance changes. Instead of the voice of the fastidious little Belgian we know and love, we get a sort of vaguely Frenchified accent with the same pitch and timbre as Hastings. Not sure what happened there, but it really spoiled my enjoyment of the thing.

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