Peril at End House

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 8
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (769 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent "accidental brushes with death". First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed.

So when Poirot finds a bullet hole in Nick's sun hat, he decides that this girl needs his help. Can he find the would-be killer before he hits his target?

©1932 Agatha Christie Limited (P)1995 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great combination of mystery and narrator

I really enjoyed this mystery, in addition to enjoying the wonderful narration by Hugh Fraser. This might be one of my favourite Christie's so far.

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Very enjoyable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great for fans of British who-done-it stories

What other book might you compare Peril at End House to and why?

Anything written by Agatha Christie and narrated by Hugh Fraser

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One of the best

Another exciting story from the Poirot series, an amazing story and an excellent voice to hear it in. Please check out the rest of Agatha's works specifically starring Hercule Poirot.

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Christie had me beffled again

Serves me right for starting to think the Poirot stories were becoming formulaic and predictable. This one honestly had me baffled all the way through the reveal. The only bit I had guessed was my suspicion of the identity of "J". And I suspected the Crofts of something, but I couldn't think what. The rest had me quite fooled. Refreshing. I was quite amused by a reference to The Moonstone in one of their wild theories early on, having enjoyed that mystery novel myself not long before reading this.
Another wonderful performance by Fraser.

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fun quick read

per usual Poirot wraps this one up with his usual flair and fun. great read, quick, and fun.
if you like Agatha Christie you will enjoy this one too.

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Good performance saves the story

This is not one of the most entertaining stories but Hugh Fraser, as always, keeps us listening with his characterizations. Worth it for Christie completists, but for dabblers might want to try another title.

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One of Agatha Christie's Best

Love this Book. Can listen to it over and over. Have read it many times.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

I’ll confess, I’ve read most Agatha Christie books, just by virtue of being old! So the stories themselves, while enjoyable, aren’t mysteries, since I already know the endings. But I do love to hear Hugh Fraser read Dame Agatha’s detectives, Poirot, Battle, Tommy and Tuppence, etc. He just has the right “voice” for these stories and it is pure pleasure to hear him, without all the histrionics of other readers.

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great narration - agatha never seems to disappoint

great story as always - Miss Christie is a gem. enjoyed the story, the narration - all aspects. good & entertaining read.

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Poirot on the Case

Would you consider the audio edition of Peril at End House to be better than the print version?

I greatly enjoyed the book, but it's always fun to listen to a good actor interpret a good story.

What other book might you compare Peril at End House to and why?

I also enjoyed the BBC radio full-cast performance of Peril at End House. It was great fun.

Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mr. Fraser is consistently good in his performances. He has a wonderful style and is a lot of fun to listen to. But it's a bit odd to hear "Poirot" as interpreted by "Hastings."

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not moved me, but I loved the way in which Poirot took personally how he was constantly baffled by the solution to the crime.

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