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Publisher's Summary

Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs.Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.

With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met....

©1938 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers

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So entertaining !

What made the experience of listening to Appointment with Death the most enjoyable?

Love the narration and the plot surprises

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

He has a great vocal range and a pleasant, dramatic reading style

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Wonderful!!!

Agatha is, once again, in top form with this story. And, as usual , Hugh Frazer is the supreme narrator.
Thank you for another of Ms. Christie'a stories I will listen to over and over.

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Hercules Poirot for the Win!

Hercules Poirot is the best fiction characters ever! This is one of the best older Poirot books. The more she writes the worse she got... But this book was fantastic. Of course Poirot has to play match maker... Not a usual end to a Christie book but it was definitely good for a change.

Hugh Fraser is amazing!!! He voices most of the Poirot books some are done by David Suchet. His voices are incredible. This was a book you definitely have to get!

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Well done as usual.

Agatha Christie was first of her time. Her story brilliance proven those who mimic her.

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You can't go wrong with Agatha!

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Another great listen by Agatha Christie and narrated wonderfully by Hugh Fraser. Written well with great character development and intricate details. I am really enjoying listening to all the Christie audiobooks.

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Family Secrets

If you could sum up Appointment with Death in three words, what would they be?

She must die.

What other book might you compare Appointment with Death to and why?

This is a wonderful Christie, full of interesting characters, a compelling mystery with plenty of suspects, and a thoroughly loathsome victim. Rather like her "Murder in Mesopotamia" for the exotic setting.

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I loved the epilogue where we find out what happened to the family after the crime was solved.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not "moved" really, but I did enjoy the "gathering of the suspects" scene.

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Sharp psychological portrait

Christie at her best. Underrated, this is a sharp portrait of an evil, sadistic and vindictive woman. I liked it.

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One of AC's Best!

Beautiful, thrilling, kept me guessing from.begining to end. The last chapter is a great reward for all the mental work through the rest of the book. I loved the discussion about truth.

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I enjoyed it but

It was good but a little too complicated and the who did it seemed forced and much of an after thought. Hercule had very little to do until the end not much emotional connection to the characters.

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The murder was right on time.

Hugh Fraser delivers this story with great skill. The odd characters slowly come to life, as we wait for the murderer to strike. Poroit enters the story late in the game, but solves the riddle using his little grey cells.

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