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Publisher's Summary

An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.

But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse...

©2008 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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If you could sum up Murder on the links in three words, what would they be?

family; past; love

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on the links?

The sacrifices one does for true love

Which scene was your favorite?

The instances that Poirot makes the detective looks like a fool

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

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  • 11-01-20

absolutely brilliant

I'm actually becoming obsessed with Agatha Christie🤣 I finished all of the miss Marple stories in about a week and a half during lockdown. I then took a break from christie and listened to the complete collection of sherlock Holmes before returning once more to the queen of crime. I wasnt sure about Poirot as I was worried he'd be a slimy, pretentious bigot as so many male detectives in that time were. I needn't have worried, however, as Agatha Christie is too brilliant a writer for that. I definitely recommend this and all other of her books wholeheartedly and hope you enjoy them just as much as I have. I am increasingly aware that I seen to be morphing into a grandmother type as I listen to these stories while drinking tea and knitting, despite being 15 but do you know what? Hell said the duchess:). This story is just as excellent and thrilling as any other by Christie so please settle down with a nice cuppa, looking out into the autumn evening and listen to this wonderful tale.

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  • Richie 48
  • 10-22-19

favourite Poirot mystery

my favourite Poirot
more than one mystery to solve and so cleverly laid out. finished and started again right away!

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  • Bozz
  • 04-26-18

Really enjoyable read.

Lots of Christie twists. Well worth the listening time. Has all the right ingredients for the whodunnit.

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  • C. Soper
  • 05-30-16

great

love all this cannon and Hugh Fraser is a great narrator. Recommended to all Agatha Christie fans.

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  • Jaye Hardy
  • 04-02-15

Murder on the Links

Poriot responses to a cry for help he goes immediately to France, when he gets there he's to late.
He's determinedly to find the murderer.
Full of intrigue and lots of surprise one of two of which is marriage

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  • ka
  • 01-27-21

Enjoyable early Poirot

Probably my favourite early Poirot read by the ever excellent Hugh Fraser. This has quite an involved plot that is well suited for an audiobook as you can pay attention to the details. The only minor criticism is that the accent for Cinderella is too posh. Her character is not meant to be of the same social class as Hastings.

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  • Ms. N. Pilorget
  • 05-11-20

Great Poirot!

I loved it. Regarding thw narration, the accent is sometimes a little uneven and I guessed for a second or two if Poirot or Hastings was supposed to be talking but the context soon helped. The French names could have been pronounced a little clearer (Giraud sometimes sounded like Giroux and Daubreuil like Debreuil). But really it was great narrating and moreover an amazing storyline. Pure Agatha Christie.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-20

Fantastic abridged version!

Loved this! was really easy to listen too. Very engaging voice and pace. Couldn't wait to finish!!

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  • A. wright
  • 11-11-17

classic agatha Christie

Hugh Fraser is a bit limited as a narrator but as you naturally associate him as Captain Hastings it's fine.

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  • N. Dyne
  • 10-05-17

too contrived

this was the first AC I ever read and I wanted to revisit it. it's just not as good as later ones. the plot is too complex, the characterisation almost childlike in its cliche. recently did 5 pigs and 1, 2 shoe much, much better. narration good but French accents not best.