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At a Hallowe'en party, Joyce - a hostile thirteen-year-old - boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.

That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the "evil presence". But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double murderer.

©1969 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

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A great Mystery

This hit me just right in that it had lots of characters, lots of wrong turns and a good solid ending. It was a great Poirot. I enjoyed the descriptions, and the feel of this book. It is now one of my favourite Poirots.

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AMAZING reading by Hugh Fraser

It was an Excellent job by Hugh Frasier! he really beought the characters to life!

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Good but slow.

It was a good book don't get me wrong but it was very slow to develop. This may just be the Christie style, but at times I was bored. However, I was surprised by the end and did enjoy trying to follow the detectives thought pattern and predict the killer. Definitely a very in depth and complicated story which deserves props. And its Christie.

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great audio, great story!

I love when Hugh Fraser reads. His accents of the different regions of Britain are fantastic and add depth to the story and characters.

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hugh Fraser is a delight to listen to

charming characters and an engaging story, as always. the narrator really adds to the experience, very engaging.

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Love this story

One of my favorite Agatha Christie stories. It is fun, a good mystery and has atmosphere! Cuddle up with this around October and let Hugh Fraser take you away.

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A party

The plot was interesting and flowed along at a good pace. The narrator kept your interest with different tones for the characters.

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Classic Status Christie

Characters are vivid and story engaging. Poirot's constant struggle with his shoes is amusing.

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A favorite Christie novel

Hugh Frazier reads this wonderfully. The interplay between Poirot and Mrs. Oliver is most entertaining.

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Classic Agatha Christie story and excellent narration!

Very enjoyable! The story was a good Agatha Christie mystery with the expected twists and turns, but the narrator makes the listener feel as if watching a movie or play. Excellent character voices and very entertaining!

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Far from her best

Late Christie, so most of the intricate plotting of the Golden Age Christie is gone, and instead we get repetitive dialogue. Mark Gatiss' script for the TV adaptation does a great job of tightening the plot and eliminating some loose ends. Still, there's some good old undemanding fun to be had, and Hugh Fraser's performance is very good as usual.

Also, curiously, the chapter indicators have been edited out, so you don't know when you're beginning a new chapter nor in which chapter you are.