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An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.

But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse....

©1923 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Great Story

As always, Hugh Fraser narrates the story very well. His Poirot voice matches the one from the film version so well, it is better than the one David Suchet uses in the audio books he narrates! The story is very well-crafted and moves quickly. I could not have predicted the twist at the end. This work has more romance in it than the other Poirot stories I know, which makes it all the more interesting and meaningful.

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One of the best

If you could sum up Murder on the Links in three words, what would they be?

Must get it!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on the Links?

I loved the parts where Hercule went up against the "expert detective". While the he was searching for clues with a microscope, Poirot was examining a piece of pipe and piles of old clothes.

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love the way he is consistent with the voices of the characters that are in multiple books. It makes it very easy to know who is talking without him saying so.

Any additional comments?

One of my favorites so far!! Never saw the end coming!

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Hugh Fraser is a Winner!

Hugh Fraser is the perfect narrator for the Poirot books! He's charming, easy listening, and a perfect Poirot and much better than other Poirot narrators.

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Good but not Christie’s best

This book is likely to be enjoyed by devoted Christie and Poirot fans, but it is neither her best story nor Poirot’s shining moment. Overall it was good, but i don’t think I would listen to it again for a while. Just meh.

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Loved the mystery, but bit too wordy

I love Christie, and this is a good follow up and further introduction to the Poirot. The actual mystery is very good, but I couldn’t help feeling there were too many turns and too much description and dialogue.

Hugh Fraser, as always, is the perfect narrator.

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Disappointed

I was looking forward to reading this because I love Poirot but I found this boring and nothing about golf except one character was found dead in a bunker. I nearly fell asleep at the wheel while listening. Maybe because this was the second in the series it was not well written like some of Agatha's later works.

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Engaging and well narrated

The plot is complex and compelling. Another great detective mystery from Agatha Christie. Highly recommended.

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  • S. Lewis
  • Elizabeth City, NC United States
  • 12-07-17

Amazing story!

I'm new to Agatha Christie. This is my 2nd novel featuring Hercule Poirot, and I’m now a fan. The twists she puts into solving a crime are brilliant. I absolutely enjoyed this novel.

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Book 2 in the Poirot Series

This is my second Poirot story as I am attempting to read them all and mostly in order. This is also the second story written through the narrative of Captain Hastings. I must admit after just finishing Murder at Styles, I was beginning to get annoyed at Hastings' style of always looking down on Poirot and in general being too self important. That said, the overall story is wonderful, the mystery twisting until the end and the performance never faltering. Enjoy!

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  • Gudrun
  • Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • 12-27-12

Too contrived

Normally I enjoy a good Agatha Christie, it is one of my "safe" choices for when I really want something to listen to and don't want to take a chance on trying something new, but this story was a bit too contrived. It was still tolerable to listen to, but not one of Christie's best.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful