A classic Christie mystery. Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Hugh Fraser in the popular TV series. At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…
©2008 Agatha Christie (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"A thundering success… a triumph for Hercule Poirot" (Daily Mirror)
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Hugh Fraser was magical as the narrator! And of course Agatha Christie is the greatest female murder mystery writer of our time!
"Another good who-done-it"
I am a big fan of Agatha Christie's novels. Hugh Fraser does a really good job of bringing the characters to life and telling this story with easy expertise.
"Good, but slightly predicatable"
Unfortunately, while I love the Poirot books, I do feel as Christie got older her creative imagination did falter a little, and I was able to half guess the solution about half way through which is a cardinal sin for a detective novel; the reader should never feel more intelligent than Poirot! However, you may have noticed I said half guessed as there was still a little twist, and therefore I still rate this reasonably.
Hugh Fraser demonstrates great vocal talents and brings the characters to life in this version - without the full cast recording.
My first listen to this particular mystery and a great treat it was.
I thoroughly recommend it if you are looking for a relaxing afternoon/ evening with familiar characters you look forward to meeting again.
Very slow and repetitive, too much irrelevant stuff. First time I've been bored by an Agatha Christie!
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