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The Witness for the Prosecution Audiobook

The Witness for the Prosecution: Agatha Christie's Short Story Read by Her Grandson

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Agatha Christie's shocking courtroom drama, read on audio by her grandson, Mathew Prichard.

When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls to Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died.

Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood.

During the trial Ms French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, but as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains: will justice out?

©1933 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Margaret
    10/21/16
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    "a treat for Christie fans"

    A classic Christie short story, pleasantly read by her grandson. Includes an excerpt from her autobiography. The narrator signed off with "Thank you for listening" and I really wanted to shake his hand and say "Thank you for reading!" I think any fan of classic mysteries will love the story and Christie fans in particular should enjoy the recording.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Suzy gen
    9/30/16
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    "Overall A good story but low enjoyment due to a very flat and uninspired narration."

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    A good story but low enjoyment due to a very flat and uninspired narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Annette Swinburn
    9/28/16
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    "Dreadful narration"

    The narrator (apparently Agatha Christie's grandson) wrecks a good story with his flat intonation. He sounds as if he is reading aloud for the first time since primary school, and totally lacks expression. He cannot pronounce some words correctly - pecuniary for example. There's a reason why professional actors usually read audiobooks! Stick to the stories read by Hugh Frazer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Ellis
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    9/27/16
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    "Unusually poor for the greatest of authors"

    Sadly and this is a first for me, I didn't enjoy an Agatha Christie book.

    In all honesty the performance was poor in my opinion. Expressionless and slow speech which led to a boring audio book which frankly I was glad was only an hour long.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eddie
    10/18/16
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    "a bit short but a good story"
    What would have made The Witness for the Prosecution better?

    it would be better if the got hugh fraser


    What could Agatha Christie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    she would have hercle poiro in it


    Did Mathew Prichard do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    no he was very plane


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Witness for the Prosecution?

    i would cut the yes yes yes bit


    Any additional comments?

    good story but short

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jaye Hardy
    10/2/16
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    "WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION "

    Another good story by Agatha Christie, earlier books and as normal there was plenty to keep you thinking

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beverley n Jade
    uk
    7/8/17
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    "Dreadful narration"

    I made it till just about halfway through the book hoping that the narrator might improve as he settled into the story but alas he was cold throughout and failed to bring any life into the characters or story line. Such a shame

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norman
    Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
    2/26/17
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    "Good read spoilt"
    What did you like best about The Witness for the Prosecution? What did you like least?

    A typical Agatha Christie story with a good story/plot however it was completely ruined by a dreadfully boring narration.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reading was totally souless and ruined the story completely. A monotone!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • andrea white
    1/1/17
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    "Great story."

    I love a RR , but the narration was very flat and uninspiring- probably why actors etc do this the best. Not everyone can read aloud in a way that brings a tale to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JPH
    Hertfordshire
    12/28/16
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    "Christie Classic"

    I have seen several screen adaptations, but have never actually read the short story. The narration was a little monotone but understandable when you consider that it was read by Agatha Christies nephew who is not a professional actor so can be forgiven. None the less I thoroughly enjoyed this Audible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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