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Publisher's Summary

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to death¿

©1926 Agatha Christie (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Critic Reviews

"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." ( Observer)
"A classic, the book has worthily earned its fame." ( Irish Independent)

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Fantastic story

I... I don't know what's real anymore, everything I know is a lie.

But really this story was really very interesting.

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  • Gladson Barretto
  • 15-10-2017

Brilliant twist..... brilliantly read!

This book is a classic! Would recommend to most readers, students to mystery addicts.
Classic Hercule Poirot -Agatha Christie's best.

Very well read, Hugh Fraser does a great job in impersonating voices.... that too fast paced and extremely interleaved.

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  • KG
  • 06-10-2016

one of A.C.'s best

Better than listening to an Agatha Christie mystery is listening to it narrated by Hugh Fraser or David Suchet. I wish ALL the collection was narrated by either of them. Hugh Fraser's voice is one of the most comforting things ever, maybe because I grew up with the Poirot TV series, where he plays Captain Hastings.

I know all of Agatha Christie's books, I remember most of the solutions, but I simply can't find other murder-mysteries so captivating and elegantly written. This is one of my favourites. I remembered who the murderer was, but I wanted to listen to it anyway. Loved it!

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  • Chijioke P.
  • 22-06-2016

The ending will have your mouth wide open.

This is the first and only book written Agatha Christie that I've ever read.


Go ahead and read it. It is very much worth the hype.

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  • Adrian
  • 26-11-2015

Timeless excellence of Ms Christie

A superbly written mystery! The narration also outstanding. How can anyone fail to enjoy the works of Agatha Christie?

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  • Anne
  • 21-12-2012

Totally unexpected ending

Where does The Murder of Roger Ackroyd rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Up with the best

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Kept me thinking, but not on the edge of my seat

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was shocked at the ending

Any additional comments?

Agatha Christie is always an enjoyable read

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  • Mari
  • 28-05-2012

A Wonderful Poirot Story

Where does The Murder of Roger Ackroyd rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Highly recommend this audiobook to all Poirot fans. Great story read by the wonderful Hugh Fraser.

What did you like best about this story?

Classic Christie!

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

Think he does a wonderful job conveying Poirot

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No - just solid old-fashioned mystery.

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  • Sue
  • 22-07-2007

Loved It

I didn't know this book before I listed to it and it was a pure delight. The plot was excellent but since we are talking Agatha Christie that is no surprise. The reader, Hugh Fraser, was superb and carefully defined each character well so you always knew who was speaking. The books pace was perfect and left me wanting more. Terrific stuff!

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  • Lisa
  • 01-11-2015

Excellent

Performance by Hugh Fraser as usual very good!
The story is one of my favourites!

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  • Dr. R. Brompton
  • 22-01-2015

A classic whodunit !

Hugh Fraser does an excellent narration of this Agatha Christie story. If you don't know the story, it really is an example of a mystery that will keep you guessing until the end and even if you do know the ending - it is great fun to spot the clues that Christie puts along the way.

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  • Abi A
  • 06-06-2016

Great

Brilliant! Very engaging and a good mystery to solve! Well narrated and an enjoyable listen!

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  • Charlotte Houghton
  • 15-03-2016

Fantastic

The book was brilliant and kept me guessing until the very end. Very highly recommended.

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  • Michael
  • 22-01-2009

A classic cluedo style romp

Set within the estate of a wealthy family close to a small village, we have the makings of a classic cluedo style Agatha Christie mystery. With Meetings in the billard room, clues in the study and a cast of characters each with their own little secrets that all come together to enable the detective to solve the identity of the murderer of Roger Ackroyd. Great stuff!!!

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  • Ivan Pennell
  • 03-02-2016

Brilliant

This is a superbly plotted story with a brilliant twist which was spoiled by some up herself arty bitch on a BBC radio celebration program marking the authors 125 the birthday. Thanks BBC! despite this I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • Joanada
  • 19-07-2018

's. Christie at her best.

I can't think why I have not read this before,. It is truly enthralling and has a very unexpected ending. Poirot at his best.

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  • Sarah McCaffrey
  • 10-06-2018

re-discovered Agatha Christie and loved it.

I listened to this as part of some research. i expected to find it a little dull. I loved it! A brilliant story readd beautifully. Took me a couple of chapters to place the voice and then it click. brilliant. brilliant. brilliant. I am now hooked on listening to as much Agatha Christie as I can.

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  • Enrique Bonifacino
  • 29-04-2018

The queen of mystery.

Extraordinarily crafted story and superb performance by Hugh Fraser. The middle section of the novel gets a bit slow but it speeds up towards the end and has one of the most striking outcomes. One of Agatha Christie's most ingenious novels.