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Publisher's Summary

Everyone blamed Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.
©1937 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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A great narrator? 'Hugh' bet!

A cracking mystery made all the more enjoyable by the talents of Hugh Fraser as narrator. Definitely one I will come back to.

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  • Mark H
  • 16-10-2012

An entertaining mystery from the 1930's

This is an excellent Agatha Christie novel, with Hercule Poirot as the investigator of a possible murder. The story flows so well that it illustrates why the author was so successful. It is a story set in the late 1920's or early 1930’s ( I think) with all of the sensibilities of that era. There were many red herrings, so I did not predict the solution, but the explanation made sense and was therefore completely satisfying. The narration, by High Fraser, was good and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the novel.

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  • Jaye what if
  • 05-05-2015

Dumb Witness

A fragile lady has her family down for Easter, while they were there she fell down the stairs or did she? Poor Bob the dog gets the blame.
The shock comes after a couple of weeks when she dies and the will is read and then Poriot received a letter two months after she'd died begging for his help

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  • Kathryn
  • 25-11-2007

A cracking detective novel

Perfect for a long journey on a winter's day, Dumb Witness makes the time fly. Bob, the 'dumb witness' of the title, made a far better detective than I did and I needed Hercule's elegant expose at the end to let me into the secret of 'who dunnit'! Most enjoyable.

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  • VHC
  • 26-03-2018

Excellent story and voice acting.

Gripping story. Keeps you on your toes all the way through! Enjoyed every minute and totally addictive!

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  • French in London
  • 17-03-2017

Engaging story

Hugh Fraser is amazing at reading these stories and he gets Poirot perfectly. Kept me guessing until very near the end. Very enjoyable bedtime listen.

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  • Geminiras
  • 14-09-2016

Good story well told

Narration and characterisation were excellent. Brought the story to life with each character. Very enjoyable.

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  • Catwat
  • 11-02-2016

Thoroughly enjoyed!

I really enjoyed this audio book. As ever, Hugh Fraser provides an outstanding performance and acts out all the parts with incredible skill and versatility. Rather spooky at times and I loved Bob.
( no spoilers!)

Dame Agatha takes us on a fantastic journey with such ease, I wanted to listen to it in one go but would have meant a few "duvet days"!

Outstanding thriller, exceptionally delivered.

Enjoy....

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  • Becky
  • 16-08-2015

Feeble plot, not one of her best.

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Disappointing plot, very thin and contrived, with none of the usual twists and turns for which Christie is so famous.

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