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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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    Jennifer 01-26-14
    Jennifer 01-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Masterful Performance!"
    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.


    10 of 13 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

    I listen to something educational on my way to work to wake myself up, and listen to a page-turner on my way home to stay alert on the road!

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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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    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    EFox 06-25-17
    EFox 06-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it. The narration was incredible!"

    The narration and the story gets you so engrossed in the book you will not want to stop listening.

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    Amazon Customer 06-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Well done !!"

    This was a wonderful story with turns and twists that captured the imagination. It was well read and wonderfully acted out to the point you felt you were on the train. Well done !!

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    Laine 06-15-17
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    "Narration at its best!"

    The story was intriguing enough, but what truly got me hooked was Dan Stevens array of character voices! At times I forgot I was listening to one man talk back and forth with himself as multiple characters; he was that impressive!

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    Flip Sauce 06-13-17
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    "Expertly read and performed!"

    Loved everything about this and was so very happy to have finally experienced it. Truly a classic well performed.

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    Amazon Customer 06-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic!!!"

    Excellent story and wonderful narration. I loved every minute of it. I will listen to it again.

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    Miles 06-12-17
    Miles 06-12-17
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    "Excellent, well narrated"

    Of course this is an amazing classic, probably Christie's most well known and Hercule Poirot's most well known appearance.

    I was a little hesitant about Dan Stevens knowing him only as a Downton Abby actor but he was absolutely amazing and I would not hesitate to get anything narrated by him in the future. He did a wonderful job with everyone's voices. I rarely found it distracting (all British men seem to struggle a little with the voices of American women for whatever reason) and was fully immersed the whole time. I intend to get more Christie novels on audiobook in the future, they are an absolute joy and I have trouble pausing them to go about my life, the audio version of not being able to put the book down.

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    Stephen A.C. 06-12-17
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    "Worth every penny"

    I was hesitant to pay $20 , but the voice acting was exceptional and made it worth every penny.

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