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Mrs. McGinty's Dead Audiobook

Mrs. McGinty's Dead

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Publisher's Summary

Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn't look like a murderer.

Poirot believed he could save the man from the gallows. What he didn't realise was that his own life was now in great danger.

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©1953 Agatha Christie Mallowan; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"The plot is perfect and the characters are wonderful." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"The best Poirot since such pre-war classics as Cards on the Table." (New York Times)
"So simple, so economical, so completely baffling. Every clue scrupulously given, with superb sleight of hand." (Sunday Times)

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    Kathryn 19/01/2015
    Kathryn 19/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Always keeps you guessing"

    I love Agatha Christie's books. She keeps you guessing right to the very end.
    Hugh Fraser is a fantastic narrator. You often forget that it is one person reading the entire story. He makes it seem like a dramatized version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • James
    Letchworth, UK
    21/09/15
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    "One of her best"

    Not as well known as 'orient express' or 'death on the Nile', but this book is one of her best with solid back story (where are they now) and excellent characterisations of all the residents at Broadhinney. Coupled with High Fraser's narration this is one of the best Christies I've download.

    You can't go wrong with Agatha Christie. Time and again I return to her books (spoken or word) due to the timeless quality and appeal of her work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LORNA
    22/06/15
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    "Love it"

    I love Hugh Fraser narrating Agatha Christie
    now own almost all of the them. Definitely recommend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jaye Hardy
    11/04/15
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    "Mrs McGinty dead"

    A blast from the past waiting for Poirot DCI SPENCE his cases has just been heard in court on his evidence and testimony he's found guilty and condemned to death, but they're problems SPENCE doesn't think he's done it again turns to Poirot can he find the real killer in 3 weeks

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janey
    Nottingham
    5/02/15
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    "Brilliant"

    This is my favourite Agatha Christie, Poirot, story. Whilst one suspects the murderer pretty quickly, the twists and turns and individuals stories are fascinating as they unfold.
    Hugh Frasier's narration is superb. His vocal characterisations brilliant. I love his voice, and his range of accents etc is extraordinary. You could be listening to a play, he is so good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shami
    united kingdom
    6/12/16
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    "Mrs McGinty's dead, how did she die"

    Hugh Fraser is superb as ever as the narrator. I knew the story from the book but really enjoyed listening to Hugh - good story too - very happy - will give it a couple of weeks and listen again

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  • EvaGM
    18/11/16
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    "Christie at her best, beautifully read."

    This story contains everything I like in Agatha Christie: the deceivingly idyllic little village, the overlooked details, the red herrings... and a very satisfying conclusion. The reader does a fantastic job of creating the atmosphere of that time and place.

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  • Maryb
    2/09/16
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    "Wonderful Agatha Christie."

    Amazing characterisation from Hugh Fraser. He really is an excellent narrator. Story was a little convoluted at times but still a triumph. I have been a Christie fan since my teens but never tire of her. More of Hugh please! As always the story had lots of interesting characters and the plot was terrific. I shall be listening to many more books by Agatha in future. A bit of "yesteryear" - I loved it.

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