Agatha Christie's shocking courtroom drama, read on audio by her grandson, Mathew Prichard.
When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls to Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died.
Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood.
During the trial Ms French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, but as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains: will justice out?
©1933 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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"a treat for Christie fans"
A classic Christie short story, pleasantly read by her grandson. Includes an excerpt from her autobiography. The narrator signed off with "Thank you for listening" and I really wanted to shake his hand and say "Thank you for reading!" I think any fan of classic mysteries will love the story and Christie fans in particular should enjoy the recording.
"Overall A good story but low enjoyment due to a very flat and uninspired narration."
A good story but low enjoyment due to a very flat and uninspired narration.
The narrator (apparently Agatha Christie's grandson) wrecks a good story with his flat intonation. He sounds as if he is reading aloud for the first time since primary school, and totally lacks expression. He cannot pronounce some words correctly - pecuniary for example. There's a reason why professional actors usually read audiobooks! Stick to the stories read by Hugh Frazer.
"Unusually poor for the greatest of authors"
Sadly and this is a first for me, I didn't enjoy an Agatha Christie book.
In all honesty the performance was poor in my opinion. Expressionless and slow speech which led to a boring audio book which frankly I was glad was only an hour long.
"a bit short but a good story"
it would be better if the got hugh fraser
she would have hercle poiro in it
no he was very plane
i would cut the yes yes yes bit
good story but short
"WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION "
Another good story by Agatha Christie, earlier books and as normal there was plenty to keep you thinking
I love a RR , but the narration was very flat and uninspiring- probably why actors etc do this the best. Not everyone can read aloud in a way that brings a tale to life.
I have seen several screen adaptations, but have never actually read the short story. The narration was a little monotone but understandable when you consider that it was read by Agatha Christies nephew who is not a professional actor so can be forgiven. None the less I thoroughly enjoyed this Audible book.
I adore Agatha Christie but I'm afraid this was really quite bad. The narration was awful. Dull and wooden with more than a few mispronounced words. A real shame.
"Shame about narration"
The Story is amazing as always with Agatha but unfortunately the narrator is terrible and manages to turn what should be a great courtroom piece into something dull and boring. So pleased that I already know the story or I would have thought it rubbish from his telling of it. Very disappointed.
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