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Third Girl Audiobook

Third Girl: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirot's breakfast, confessing that she is a murderer - and then promptly disappears.

Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumors surrounding the mysterious third girl, her family, and her disappearance. Yet hard evidence is needed before the great detective can pronounce her guilty, innocent, or insane.

©1966 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    TwoBadWolves Fayetteville, NC 11-16-16
    TwoBadWolves Fayetteville, NC 11-16-16
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    "Did she...or didn't she...that IS the question!"

    Who is the nefarious soul in this Christie tale? Could it be the young woman who confesses to Poirot that she has murdered someone (and exactly WHO has she murdered)? That would be entirely too simple and would not require the use of Poirot's "little gray cells"! Perhaps it was the young artist who pursues a relationship with this woman; maybe one of her flatmates - one of whom works for her rich (and almost blind) uncle. As usual, the cast of characters (and potential culprits) is large and leave one with any number of possible solutions as to the identity of the murderer. Hugh Fraser's narration is also "spot on". The inclusion of Ariadne Oliver, and Poirot's exasperation with her, is always a quirky, enjoyable part of a Poirot storyline as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-27-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-27-16 Member Since 2017

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Loved this book"

    I had watched this first so even though I knew what would happen it did not make any difference the book was much better. This book felt more complicated than normal but I enjoyed the change.

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    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 02-18-16
    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 02-18-16 Member Since 2010
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    "An interesting girl"

    The narrator kept you interested by the different voices of each character. The plot was very complicated and complex. High quality well listen again.

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    ButterflyRose 09-18-15
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    "Always an enjoyable listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Third Girl the most enjoyable?

    It is another delightful mystery romp with Hercule Poirot featuring mystery writer, Ariadne Oliver as Poirot's sidekick. And I always, always, enjoying Hugh Fraser's narration.


    Any additional comments?

    This is another interesting Christie novel. The book is set in the early 60's. I really enjoyed the interaction between Poirot and Ariadne Oliver

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    Jennifer Scott 01-08-15
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    "A bit confusing"

    The narration was great but the storyline was a bit confusing. Agatha has written better but would definitely listen to again.

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    MAGJAG 01-04-15
    MAGJAG 01-04-15 Member Since 2017

    Avid listener.

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    "Third Girl is First Rate!"

    Lots of suspects and plot twists. Hugh Fraser is his typical outstanding self. I could not put it down and listened to the whole volume in a single afternoon.

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    Calliope 05-31-17
    Calliope 05-31-17
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    "convoluted and unengaging"

    I've really come to like the character of Ariadne Oliver, the mystery writer, who I kind of imagine as a mix of Agatha Christie and Miss Marple. And an older Poirot is good too.....but the actual mystery is too convoluted for it's own good. Not a complex mystery, but a muddled tale that is hard to follow and unsatisfying.

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    M. Clear Tacoma, WA 05-25-17
    M. Clear Tacoma, WA 05-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Suspenseful and complex mystery"

    I've listened to almost all of the Poirot series and the is one of my favorites. Christie adds in a little more suspense than in most of the other stories and the complicated web of characters and possible clues was great. Mr. Fraser's excellent acting and nuanced experience with Christie's work makes listening seamless and never draws you out of the story.

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    Kindle Customer 12-06-16
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    "Need I say more?!"

    OK OK, I must admit, somewhat slow at first. however, it being Hercule Poirot, I knew it would be great. and it was.

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    3rd Coast Gal 11-02-16
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    "I dont know what happened!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I tried listening to this several times, maybe 4. But I could not get into it!


    What was most disappointing about Agatha Christie’s story?

    It was a convoluted story at best, it started great then, seemed to get befuddled and muddled. I really tried and I actually thought, I must have downloaded a 'Christie-INSPIRED' book instead because this just can't be!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I did not like this narrated version, just did not have enough emotion for me that I was used to (Suchet).


    What character would you cut from Third Girl?

    I could not even get that far! I was 3/4 through and said I quit, can't do it.


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