Agatha Christie 4 Short Story Collection Set 1: The Affair at the Victory Ball, The Chocolate Box, The Western Star, The Accident

Narrated by: Deaver Brown
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Simply Media presents Agatha Christie 4 Short Story Poirot Collection Set 1: The Affair at the Victory Ball, The Chocolate Box, The Western Star, The Accident

Narrated in an American voice.

©2012 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2019 Deaver Brown

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Unlistenable if that's a word

I love Agatha Christie, but the narrator was awful. There was also background music that I can't even describe. Maybe a cross between a lullabye and a music box. Very distracting but better than the narrator.

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reader envy

I bought both vol 1 and 2 to listen to this weekend.The reader butchered thses Christie short stories!!

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Seriously bad

I saw the reviews that this had a poor performance. I thought, "how bad could it be?" and bought it anyway. It's seriously bad. I really couldn't even hear the story because there is some bizarro music playing during the narration. Also, it sounds like it was recorded on a cassette tape in the guy's living room.

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Awful Narrator

How can you possibly ruin Agatha Christie stories? Have it read to you by an awful narrator.

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Unlistenable

Sorry to say the narrators pention for



long pauses in

mid sentence makes the experience
unenjoyable, nay,

more than that, painful.

Please do not waste good Christie stories with this reading. Read them yourself or find another source

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Awful sound

I can't really rate the story, because I didn't get very far. It sounded like it was recorded in someone's bathroom by someone they just snatched off the street.

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Save your credit - Awful, garbled narration

Started to listen to this book on a road trip and turned it off after a few minutes. Two of the party couldn't understand the narrator and I could understand him but didn't want to. His narration was mumbling and the intonation was terrible. As soon as we got home I checked to see if I could return this, but it was apparently too late for that.

Whoever said it sounds like it was recorded on a cassette in some guy’s living room is spot on. And you can hear the music louder than the reader. Truly awful.

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  • Rex Supersix
  • 03-11-19

Somewhat Disappointed

I usually listen to the preview before buying an audio book, but this is the first time I did not, and I regretted not doing so.

Unfortunately, I could only listen for several minutes before I had to stop listening. The reading has some piano music in the background which is quite distracting. I thought this is a recent release but the quality seems that it is quite old. The Narrator does not seem to be up to the same standards of other audio books that I have listened to previously.

I did not listen sufficiently to be able to comment on the story. All I can suggest is that you listen to the preview and judge if it is an audio book that you would enjoy.

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