So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot made up his mind to accept just 12 more cases: his self-imposed "labours", all detailed in this short-story collection. Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.
©1947 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
"Richly devious and quite brilliant." (San Francisco Chronicle)
Hugh Fraser reads Poirot books really really well. These are fun and varied short stories which work well for listening before bed.
Hi. These are fun stories, the odd one is a bit weaker then the rest but overall 9 Poirot stories which are great fun.
They are only around 40 minutes in length so it's easy to sit down and listen to one story at a time.
Well worth a listen, and nicely read.
Short stories would seem to be Agatha Christie's forte, and these do not disappoint. The stories themselves are highly enjoyable and relatively easy to follow, and the narration is excellent. These stories can be listened to time and again without boredom beginning to sink in, and I would highly recommend this audiobook to any Christie fan.
"Labours of Hercule poirot"
Hugh Fraser narrated it very well. It was an intresting book with twelve different stories all done very well I really enjoyed listening to it.
"Surprised me a number of times!"
I listen to a lot of Agatha Christie and so I thought that I would be able to guess the endings in this collection of stories, how wrong I was! I was surprised by a number of the twists and turns. A good collection and well read (as always) by Hugh Fraser.
"Excellent easy listening"
I love Poirot stories but this collection is excellent, well read (as always!) and short enough to enjoy in snippets. The flow of the story is perfect so as the book progresses its a fun listen.
"Great bedtime reading"
Nice set of mysteries to solve for Hercule Poirot. Enjoyed it and perfect for bedtime reading.
A fantastic performance from dear Hugh Fraser-beautifully performed with grace and humour-great for commutes, duvet days and dog walks! Thoroughly Recommended
"Big Poirot fan and this didn't disappoint"
Yes, because the stories are short and easy to dip in and out of.
Many memorable moments in each story.
Not really moving more suspensive.
Good for long travelling journeys.
"loved it get it"
i would because it is ssh a good book
i like the way agatha christie
the thing about it is how grate huge Fraser is clear
it made me laugh
it is so good
"It wasn't a labour to read!!!!"
How Agatha has linked her hero to that mythical Hercules' stories. Very clever!!!!!
Hugh Fraser brings Hercule alive.
Not able to read in one sitting. To busy for that!!!!
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