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Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, recorded by the director and star of the blockbuster film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.

©1934 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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His accents are very good

Would you listen to Murder on the Orient Express again? Why?

I don't think so. I was reading the book at the same time as listening to it, so I hardly missed anything.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything is a clue! Damn it was too clever!!

Which character – as performed by Kenneth Branagh – was your favorite?

The sweedish woman. it was quite close to how it should sound. Anyhow what impressed me is that he utelized many aaccents that sounded very convincing!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh when I got things right and at some other things.

Any additional comments?

Really good! And very fun!

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Great story and Excellent narration

The mystery was great but the narration by Kenneth Brannagh was the icing on the cake. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration

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The best piece of spoken theatre

Agatha Christie's words read out perfectly and masterfully by Kenneth Branagh. He was simply sublime - acting out every character as though there really was an entire cast involved in the production. Highly recommended as it is an absolute treat!

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anazing

loved it too good amazing epic great fantastic crazy amazing amazing amazing awesome fantastic crazy

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  • david
  • 10-26-17

Disappointing was expecting better

With her most famous book being read by such a thespian I wes expecting more from this narration.The narrative especially the first few chapters felt rushed,as though he was doing a practice read through before a scene.The accents were all over the place,which I don't think was helped by the strange voice he gave to the doctor,it was a wonder he hadn't lost his voice by the end! Although not terrible I now wish I had got the David suchet version

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  • liz
  • 11-01-17

One of the best books I've listened to

Absolutely excellent, couldn't stop listening, this is now in my top 10 favourite books

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  • Di
  • 10-25-17

The original and very best “Who Dunnit”

Even though I knew the ending of this mystery it absolutely held me. I loved it all over again. A very special rendition of this much loved book. My goodness Agatha Christie was a very special author.

The narration is perfect...but the it would be! I do admit to seeing David Suchet in my mind’s eye though! I will be interested to see Kenneth Branagh’s film adaption.

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  • Megan
  • 04-16-18

Fantastic Narration

Fantastic narration. He captures each character so perfectly. Very easy to follow and gripping story has you hooked til the very end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-18

Classic Story

Kenneth Branagh reading Agatha Christie with Hercule Poirot could Audiobooks get any better loved everything about this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-18

Amazing

Really really good
Every one should read keep you guessing and on the edge of your site

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  • Ms T
  • 02-15-18

Classic Agatha Christie

You can’t really go wrong with an Agatha Christie. This classic whodunnit audiobook narrated by Kenneth Branagh was well detailed and had a good plot twist at the end. A short but engaging listen.

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  • The Aardvark
  • 01-04-18

Entertaining bit of Winter fun

Enjoyable and entertaining. Kenneth Branagh voices Poirot very well but some of his other voices can be a bit all over the place. But a decent story for your little grey cells.

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  • will mason
  • 12-23-17

Wow!!

Such a brilliant book. I really enjoyed it. Gripping from start to finish. Fabulous read.

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  • Mrs EJ Blackwell-Combe
  • 12-17-17

Perfect mystery for cosy bedtime listening.

A great story with a fab twist which I won't spoil for you! Kenneth Branagh is a splendid narrator; one character is a bit annoying but I think that is intentional. My first Poirot novel but definitely not my last.

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  • David
  • 10-20-17

Great narration of a classic story

Kenneth Branagh does an excellent job of bringing to life the characters from one of Agatha Christie's most iconic works. Definitely worth listening to, even if you already know the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-28-18

A classic story with a modern voice

The narrator did a great job with the characters and their voices. The narrator brought to life the individuals in such a way that really brought you into the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-18

great listen

loved the storytelling, it was very easy to listen too. great voices of the character's.