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Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally best-selling author Sophie Hannah and the world's favorite detective, Hercule Poirot, return in this follow-up to The Monogram Murders, the national best seller hailed by The Washington Post as "literary magic".

©2016 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ms Lixie London, United Kingdom 10-17-16
    Ms Lixie London, United Kingdom 10-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This story is bonkers"

    The story makes no sense at all. Even the initial set up is mental. But the reading - ah! Perfection. He nails it. If anyone else had read it I'd have given it two stars.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Petersburgh, NY, United States 01-15-17
    Cheryl Petersburgh, NY, United States 01-15-17 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fell for it again!"

    Of course I want another Poirot story! Please couldn't this be the one? Nope. Awful. Silly, contrived, not worth the listen. The narrator does well but can't save this poor story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Marge 10-03-16
    Marge 10-03-16
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    "Narration is GREAT!"

    I picked up this book because of all the hype and I was intrigued of the plot and twists. Was expecting a bit more action and maybe less characters but just because of the narration I kept on listening. The book itself an enjoyable cozy mystery.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mack Tennyson Thailand 10-23-16
    Mack Tennyson Thailand 10-23-16
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    "I loved this mystery!"

    My one regret is my inability to adequately express how much I loved this book. It was well written with a very insightful plot. The narration was perfect. I am at a loss for words!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susanna-Asheville 09-12-16
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    "I enjoyed this"

    Keeping in mind that my exposure to Hercule Poirot has been primarily through PBS dramatizations, I enjoyed this rendering. It seemed fairly consistent in terms of environment, tension and complexity, but Poirot's final explication of who did what leading up to "whodunnit " was a bit drawn out.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh...."

    No Agatha Christies were cloned or dug up and revived in the production of this novel. A bit drier than an actual Christie authored Poirot adventure. And she can be dry AF!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    working artist 11-29-16

    working artist

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    "where is Captain Hastings?"

    The plot is quite complex but the characters are not. They are very static and one dimensional-as a result, it is difficult to identify with them. The character who is the least interesting, unfortunately, is that of the newly added sidekick for Poirot, – – Catchpole. He lacks the naivete and amusing dim-
    wittedness of Captain Hastings and, although he's constantly referred to as being very smart, nothing he does or says seems to be very intelligent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ms Peach Houston 09-10-16
    Ms Peach Houston 09-10-16

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    "Really Really Good"

    Great narration. Compelling characters and story line. Very much in the Christie tradition. Ms Sophia's dialogue captured Hercule to a Tee.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Marie Houseworth 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not as crisp as an original Agatha Chris"

    Difficult to hear performer at times. Story was slow and convoluted at various points.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lapetkus2 11-10-16
    lapetkus2 11-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Christie clone"

    If you're an Agatha Christie fan you should enjoy this book and Audible makes it better, just a little slow at the end, could have been tightened

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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