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It is Egypt in 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a ka-priest. Young, beautiful, and venomous, most agree that it was fate - she deserved to die like a snake!

But at her father's house on the banks of the Nile, the priest's daughter Renisenb believes that the woman's death is suspicious. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within their household - and watches helplessly as the family's passions explode in murder.

©1945 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers

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Very different

An interesting and unexpected story from the queen of mystery. The story is set in ancient Egypt, which for some reason removes a bit of the charm that is usual in her books. I would still recommend this book to any Agatha Christie fans

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Great story set in ancient Egypt

It takes a while to get into this story as the cast of characters is quite long. But then you are sailing along with Ms. Christie's wonderful prose. Ms. Christie's husband was an archaeologist and she herself actively worked on many archaeological sites in the Middle East. This atmospheric story is also a coming of age story and a love story wrapped up in a rather dark murder mystery. Highly recommended.

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Enjoyed it!

Not the usual period work by Agatha Christie but just as enjoyable. Definitely one of my favourites

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Classic Christie with an authentic Egyptian twist

What made the experience of listening to Death Comes as the End the most enjoyable?

Christie gets the details of Egyptian life right! From Ka priests, to the names of people, to the descriptions of life on the Nile, she really did her research here.

After listening to this, I also found out that her husband was an Egyptologist, so I guess that helped =)

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Egypt rivals England

A great story once I embraced Agatha's departure to ancient Egypt and could recognize the characters' names!

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Audio quality poor

The story on its own might warrant more stars, but the quality of the audiobook is so poor, I wouldn't recommend it. DIsappointing, as this is the one of the three Christie mysteries included in the UK crime writers top 100 list.

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Intriguing

I really enjoyed this book set in Egyptian time. It has great characters and holds the interest until the end. Another great work by Christie!

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Well done.

What made the experience of listening to Death Comes as the End the most enjoyable?

Well presented and overall good story. It's hard to have a poor Christie story.