Third Girl

Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Series: Ariadne Oliver, Book 6, Hercule Poirot, Book 38
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Three single girls shared the same London flat. The first worked as a secretary; the second was an artist; the third, who came to Poirot for help, disappeared, convinced she was a murderer.

Now there were rumours of revolvers, flick-knives, and blood stains. But, without hard evidence, it would take all Poirot's tenacity to establish whether the third girl was guilty, innocent - or insane.

©1966 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK

Critic Reviews

"First Class Christie." (Sunday Telegraph)
"Mesmerising ingenuity." (Financial Times)

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AC gives her Poirot a challenge...

This story catches your interest from the start - M. Poirot does his work! Enjoy!

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A good AC story well read

Hugh Fraser is the reader of Poirot stories in my opinion and third girl is a great AC story. Highly recommended

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  • Bimjob
  • 03-02-16

Excellent

Narrated brilliantly by Hugh Fraser as always. Slightly unusual style of plot for Poirot. Highly recommended

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  • soosiewoosie
  • 02-22-16

A good mystery

If you could sum up Third Girl in three words, what would they be?

Jolly good mystery

What did you like best about this story?

The plot remained a mystery until the end.

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

Hugh Fraser is always pleasant to listen to. The characters are easy to differentiate, and he reads clearly.

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

Yes, I enjoy Agatha Christies stories, and her characters are people it's easy to feel sympathy with.

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  • jon de bolt
  • 10-13-16

Fantastic

Great Agatha Christie novel narrated superbly by Hugh Frazer,
and if you're thinking 'Oh I've seen it on TV, well the ending in the book
is quite different from the TV episode, but just as great.
Highly recommended. Hugh Fraser 'Brilliant' as usual.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-29-15

A clever plot ....

Christie at her best I think. It really made me think. The narrative is lovely really bringing Hercule and Mrs Oliver to life.

A comfortable and relaxing tale with a delicious splash of violence.

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  • Jaye what if
  • 05-15-15

Third Girl

Poor Poriot gets upset when a young girl asks for his help, then she jumps up saying No you can can't your too old and runs away. Poriot is worried about the girl so he sets out to find her and sort out her problems ahhhh...
The girl thinks she's killed someone, she keeps losing track of time is she a killer or gone mad what is going on with her Poriot is determined to get to the bottom of this young girls situation. This is a really great audio book

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  • Dr. R. Brompton
  • 02-17-15

Another cracking 1960s whodunit by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie wrote her stories from the 1920s through to the 1970s - hard to imagine when so many of the television adaptations are permanently set in the thirties or Fifties! Many of her stories written and set in the 1960s give a lot of local colour as well as be good stories. Ok. So there are always a few 'far-fetched' elements (including wigs - I'll say no more) but all in all a cracking story and once again excellently narrated by Hugh Fraser.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-20-14

Not third rate!

Where does Third Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the Agatha Christie novels I would rate it high.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed this story because of the detail that went with setting up the murders and the complexity of uncovering who committed them.

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

I have listened to many of Hugh Fraser's excellent performances and found this narration just as good as his others.

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  • Melissa
  • 09-21-14

Great later Christie

If you could sum up Third Girl in three words, what would they be?

murder, insanity, sixties

What other book might you compare Third Girl to, and why?

The pale horse - similar period with settings in London.

Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favourite?

Hugh Fraser does Ariadne Oliver very well.

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

Definitely

Any additional comments?

Perfect

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  • Jennifer Chennell
  • 03-12-20

disappointing

usually love Agatha but was really rather disappointed on this book.. really rather dreary and predictable

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  • Mrs P. Clarke
  • 02-29-20

Hugh Fraser is a treasure!

I had seen the TV episode but never appreciated the twists and turns as well as I did listening to this book.