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Murder on the Orient Express Audiobook

Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

"The murderer is with us - on the train now..."

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.

Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

©1934 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Michael Andrew Kinkead 08-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My first Christie"

    What a great book to start with from such an accomplished writer. Really fun read and one that goes down quick. As much as I love mysteries and thrillers and I had never attempted a Christie book. But at the recommendation of my grandfather and with the new movie coming out I figured why not and it did not disappoint. The performance was also really from the audible side of things. I will be diving into more soon.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 01-26-14
    Jennifer 01-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Murder on the Orient Express again? Why?

    I will definitely listen again. This was already my second visit to the story in the past year, I am a Christy and Poirot fan through and through. This particular story is a favorite, and this version was wonderfully narrated.


    What other book might you compare Murder on the Orient Express to and why?

    The nearest I could get might have to be another Christy novel, starring Poirot, which I recently read: The Mystery of the Blue Train. Similar not just because of the author and in the train as crime scene, but that they are also two of the Poirot mysteries which lack Captain Hastings and are 3rd person narratives.


    What about Dan Stevens’s performance did you like?

    He was fantastic across the board I thought. I may have been predisposed to like him, having been one of his Downton Abbey fans, primarily I do love his voice. But I am constantly dissapointed by narrators I like when they fail to adopt an appropriate voice for the opposite gender, or are imprecise or inconsistent in voicing multiple characters. And if ever there were a test of skills, it is this book - since it is mostly conversation and interviews with characters who range the whole spectrum: male and female, and all classes and several different nationalities. He managed them wonderfully, slipping effortlessly and precisely from one to the other consistently, and there are no fewer than 16 characters. I am beyond impressed, and he has found in me a devoted listener to whatever book he elects to lend his soothing voice to in the future. I have already bought the other Christy novel narrated by him which is currently available on Audible, and I hope there will be many more to come.


    27 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Gable 08-15-17
    Matt Gable 08-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    Amazing. Agatha Christie is the greatest novelist in history. Excited to compare the new movie to this book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 01-13-16
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 01-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night In The Calais Coach"

    How do you solve a murder that occurred in a sleeper car aboard a snowbound train, when no one could have entered or exited without leaving footprints in the snow, and everyone had an alibi supported by one or more unrelated passengers? No spoilers here, but unless you've seen the excellent and star-studded 1974 film (for which the incomparable Ingrid Bergman won a well-deserved Oscar), you'll be enthralled by Christie's ingenious (if somewhat implausible, at least in real life) solution.

    Dan Stevens provides competent narration, with my only two complaints being that his Hercule Poirot speaks too softly and gently (if you've seen and loved the film, as I have, you'll find yourself longing for Albert Finney's energetic, vigorous and entertaining portrayal of the quirky Belgian detective with his humorous pride in his mustaches and his very justified reliance on the dependability of his "little grey cells"), and that sometimes his rate of speech is too slow, requiring 1.25 speed to get as rapidly as Poirot's grey matter to the thrilling exposition.

    Highly recommended for mystery lovers, whether you've seen the film or not. If you have, your enjoyment will be that much greater. If you haven't, you'll want to get it and watch it right away!

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    Hojable 08-11-17
    Hojable 08-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story! Great Narration!"
    If you could sum up Murder on the Orient Express in three words, what would they be?

    Agatha is amazing!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I kept trying to guess "who did it". Every time I thought I knew, I was wrong but I was right!!!


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

    Dan Stevens brought each character to life. Each person had their own nuances and idiosyncrasies. Amazing voice actor!!!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What happens when there is a murder but no murderer?


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Beth Wade Chattanooga, TN USA 08-10-17
    Sara Beth Wade Chattanooga, TN USA 08-10-17
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    "Love it love it love it"

    I love it when Dan Stevens narrates anything, but to have him narrate such a childhood favorite, and so impeccably well is just a treat. I love it whenever Stevens does an accent, and he gets to run the gamut here. Such an entertaining and easy listen! Highly recommended.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Henry Jenkins Kirkland, WA 12-08-14
    Henry Jenkins Kirkland, WA 12-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Now I know why it's a famous book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Murder on the Orient Express to be better than the print version?

    Probably. Dan Stevens does give each of the characters a distinctive voice, and there are a lot of characters to keep straight. He's really pretty good at this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I quite liked the Princess Dragomiroff, an ugly old aristocratic woman with a deep, toady voice and a dry sense of humor.


    Which character – as performed by Dan Stevens – was your favorite?

    I quite liked the Princess Dragomiroff, an ugly old aristocratic woman with a deep, toady voice and a dry sense of humor.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I recommend listening to it in just a couple of sittings, yes. Partly that's because it's a potboiler, but also it's because the murder investigation is pretty complex, and it will make the most sense if you've got it all in your head at once.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a brilliant story. It almost has the cleverness and brevity you would expect from a short story, but it's long enough that there's a lot to it. It's hard to get started because there are so many characters you feel obliged to keep straight, and you don't know at first what's important and what isn't. But if you can push through the first hour or so, the rest of it is relaxing and rewarding. I'll remember this one.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Shameka 11-21-17
    Shameka 11-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Original Great Story"

    I read this book years ago, I enjoyed it then and enjoyed listening to it now. This book is what got me started with mystery and suspense books. Brilliant!

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    Kelly Rossi Las Vegas, NV United States 11-21-17
    Kelly Rossi Las Vegas, NV United States 11-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, AMAZING performance"

    For me , this would have been better if I had read it instead of listening to it. With as many characters as this book has, it took awhile in the beginning to place them all. I think it was a good story line, but murder mysteries might not be mu style. But I'll tell you what was very impressive was the narrator! Dan had a different voice for every character and absolutely brought this book to life.

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    Bridgette Mccormick 11-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I could listen to Dan Stevens all day & almost did"

    The story is riveting, though I'm no stranger to Agatha Christie and expected as much.

    This is one mystery that will have you mulling over minute details, trying to sort out what information is relevant and what is misleading.

    It's a fascinating tale full of a wealth of rich, diverse characters. Dan Stevens does and incredible job of giving each a distinct personality. I could hardly believe I was listening to a single person!

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