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Publisher's Summary

A murder trial takes a diabolical turn when the wife of the accused takes the stand.... A woman's sixth sense - and a loaded revolver - signal premonitions of doom.... A stranded motorist seeks refuge in a remote mansion and is greeted with a dire warning.... Detective Hercule Poirot faces his greatest challenge when his services are enlisted - by the victim - in a bizarre locked-room murder.

From the stunning title story (which inspired the classic film thriller) to the rarest gems in detective fiction, these eleven tales of baffling crime and brilliant deduction showcase Agatha Christie at her dazzling best.

©1948 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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So so

This is a collection of shadow stories that Christie wrote before she wrote her classics. They are the pre stories from which the great stories came. Not bad
Great to hear Hugh Fraser, smooth voice, LOVE

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Did not enjoy listening to Christopher Lee.

The stories narrated by the harsh deep voice of Christopher Lee were not enjoyable. I just did not care for his voice. There are only a few short stories narrated by Hugh Fraser. Overall, a disappointing listen. These short stories by Christie are just not that good. The only short story I liked was the one that had Poirot in it. The other stories are stand alone, some with paranormal elements that are stupid.

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Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser does a great job of narrating! I like him best, in all the Agatha Christie novels!

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i forgot how much I love Agatha Christie!

Just brilliant to the last word and detail! as always. well read and you just want it to keep going.

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A very enjoyable listen - loved it!

Loved it!!! Two of my favorite stars, Christopher Lee reading Agatha Christie....it just doesn't get much better!! Not to mention Hugh Fraser who is excellent as always.

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Wonderful

Wonderful a Great listen. Hugh Fraser is a fabulous narrator. Another Agatha Christie classic. Can't wait for the next one.

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Nice to hear Christopher Lee

Lee does an excellent job with his share of the stories and I like to hear some of the great voices reading, Heston's performance of Hemingway is phenomenal. As for these stories, I really like Witness and Mr. Eastwood's Adventure. The others are good but more of the typical Christie "formula" and these two stand out. Actually I always thought Witness was a novel and not a short so that surprised me. I always enjoy Poirot but maybe he's more fun in the novels.

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Christopher Lee is bewitching!! Breathtaking!

Hearing Christopher Lee narrate the first handful of stories was fascinating! It almost felt like listening to the work of a different author. I hung on to every word.

I love Hugh Fraser. But Lee brings an entirely different experience. Whereas Fraser is masterful, gifted, and indispensable - Christopher Lee elevates his narrations to an art. He has a knack for isolating and emphasizing a particular word or phrase to let it hang just momentarily, and viscerally, harrowing in the air. "Agatha Christie" becomes much darker, more chilling, more unfathomable in his hands.

Where Fraser has an astounding breadth of work under his belt, all with unfaltering masterful delivery, Christopher Lee mines each word tactilely, presenting each as a hefty, extracted gem, from somewhere dark and sinister, and cold. Thrilling, and fascinating!

There are many times when Christie's plot twists come off as too outlandish and unrealistic. Fraser brings dignity to these moments by salving over them smoothly. But Christopher Lee delves into these seemingly ridiculous plot twists with all of his resources, meeting them headlong, and seems to find in them and draw out something genuinely uncanny; mysterious.

In hearing Lee narrate, it almost feels like hearing, fleshed out, the author's own particular fascinations, which she felt compelled to set up and explore within her vast and varied contrivances.

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Some of the stories seem like they’re shortened versions of longer stories. There are awkward breaks and pauses.

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Agatha and Hugh

Agatha Christie and Hugh Fraser are always awesome. I will eventually collect each book to enjoy again and again.