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Passenger to Frankfurt

Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)
Regular price: $21.67
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Publisher's Summary

A classic from the queen of mystery: Agatha Christie.

©1970 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Bizarre Story

Bizarre story. Will not read/listen to again.
Hugh Fraser's performance was flawless (as always).

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary
  • WESTERLO, NY, United States
  • 12-23-16

This story could be speaking of today.

A.C. tale is the story of the world today. Destruction of countries around the world. Anarchy and heat destroying with out thought of rebuilding.

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  • Emily
  • LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
  • 04-07-15

Don't bother.

Read the other reviews. Confusing, boring, total waste of time.

I like her other work. Not this. So, don't bother

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Divergent

This book is not the usual mystery Christie excels at writing. The plot centers more or less on how ideas or political/philosophical ideologies have always been part of mankind's history across all cultures . Nonetheless, it is quite clever and engaging to read.

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Not one of Christie's Best

I am one of Agatha Christie's biggest fans and have read just about all of her books. Passenger to Frankfurt did not live up to Christie's other novels. I would not recommend this book, as it was slow and fairly boring, and even after listening to it, I'm not really sure what happened because there was so little that actually grabbed my attention. Ending this review on a positive note- Hugh Fraser is one of the best Christie narrators in my opinion and always does a good job even when the content is dry.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not the usual Agatha Christie

This is beautifully performed by Hugh Frasier, as always. However, the story is not what I expected. It was sort of an extended rant on the ills of the world, presumably as seen by the author sometime in the 60's. It envisions our world having become an almost dystopian society where young Hitler-like youth have taken over the world, fueled by financiers with unlimited money and a desire for power. So if you're looking for the usual Agatha Christie mystery, well-plotted, with an appealing detective, taking place in an English country house, this is not the book you want.

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Not worth listening to

Dame Agatha must have been perplexed by postwar anxiety and stressed out by world events when she penned this late tale. It is not among her best. Convoluted story with high-minded themes interwoven with spying and theft. Skip it and stick to simple murders if you like good crime solving, well told.

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surprisingly weak for an agatha christie

this was written in agatha's later years and it seems much weaker than her previous works. ah well - nevertheless - she remains the queen of mystery all the same! we are still huge fans. :-)

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  • Mollie
  • United States
  • 01-11-13

Not her best

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I really wouldn't recommend this book to anyone except those of us who are die-hard Agatha Christie fans.

What was most disappointing about Agatha Christie’s story?

The plot was too loose. She tried to do too much, and she lost something by trying to incorporate more characters than what she needed.

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

I'm not sure. I really enjoyed listening to him, though.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

No

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Zzzzzzz....ugh

What would have made Passenger to Frankfurt better?

Not worth it. Definitely NOT a good Christie ZOR a good spy novel. Don't waste a credit

1 of 4 people found this review helpful