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A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.

Shortly afterward, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by "spirits" that Mrs. Underhay's first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching him.

This title was previously published as There is a Tide...

©1948 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

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wonderful mysteries

I loved the book. Agatha Christie is a wonderful author. I never know who did it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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one of Christie's best

Hugh Frasier gives another great performance of one of Agatha Christie's best stories. This story keeps you guessing to the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not the best of Dame Agatha

Great narration, as always, by Hugh Fraser, but a rather uninspired story from Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot is almost an afterthought.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful mystery and style

Great story set in 1948, unfolds beautifully under excellent narration. I loved it!

App says I need to "finish writing (?)" before it will accept my review ... so this is just filler.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Not a Good Message to Be Delivering

What made the experience of listening to Taken at the Flood the most enjoyable?

Hugh Fraser is an amazing narrator and actor. He brings you into the story and keeps you there.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I REALLY did not like the message that the end of the story gave. I love Agatha Christie and in particular Hercule Poirot Mysteries. But in my opinion, her ending in this particular novel was a major societal faux pas. While it might have been accepted in days long past, it certainly isn't now.

Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

Hercule Poirot

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

I listened to this book over a period of days.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Liv
  • Durham, NC
  • 08-03-17

Ingenious

One of Agatha's more complicated mysteries. There's no way you can guess how the story wraps up!

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Excellently done!

I absolutely love Hugh Fraser for a narrator! He's brilliant! Agatha Christie mysteries have been my favorite for years and I love having them read to me!

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Excellent as usual!

Another great listen by my all time favorite whodunit author Agatha Christie. If you're a fan, get this one!

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  • Gudrun
  • Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • 05-13-16

Not one of my favourites

It took too long for Poirot to appear. I wasn't keen on any of the characters and found this book almost boring (except for the excellent narration). There are many better Poirots out there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful