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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: James Langton
Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Emily Inglethorp has been poisoned. And it seems everyone at Styles Court, from the hired help to family members, had a motive - and the means. But with Detective Hercule Poirot out of retirement and on the case, no one's getting away with murder.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles was not only Agatha Christie's debut; it also introduced her illustrious detective character to the world. Poirot's "little grey cells" would be put to the test in thirty-three more novels, but it was here that Christie and her unflappable Belgian sleuth would set the unimpeachable standard for the modern murder mystery.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Mysterious Affair at Styles, this edition of The Mysterious Affair at Styles (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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great mystery - bad accent

Love this story (and all Poirot mysteries!)
This narrator is ok for the most part, but his Belgian accent is pretty bad.

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Narrator was terrible!

The narrator read like a news caster. I couldn't finish it. it felt fake and unpleasant. get the guy who did murder on the orient express to redo this.

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very hard to understand

very hard to understand and follow. Did not get past first 1-2 hours as could not follow story.

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Disappointing

Over all I found this one to be very dull and not interesting. I Enjoyed murder on the orient express and And Then There Were None by this author but this one was very slow and never captured my interests I actually couldn't wait for it to be done. I would not recommend this 1

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  • Kimberly
  • LANSDOWNE, VA, United States
  • 03-12-19

not meant to be heard

This is a great little Christie mystery, however, some clues are visual, notes and codes, etc. They are not described

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I didn’t care for the one man show...

I have been spoiled by the Agatha Christie stories that had actual different actors portraying each role seemingly.