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Death on the Nile

Narrated by: David Suchet
Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 17, Colonel Race, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: "I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed.
©1937 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)1992 Chivers Press Ltd. This edition published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK, 2002

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Not her best but always fun

This is not my favourite Poirot novel, it's a little too predictable for my liking but like with all of Christie's novels it comes alive anyway. Suchet is a lively strange receive whose characters are wonderfully distinct

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A classic, read by a master

A fantastic audio book. well read, captivating story. No regrets with this purchase. Thank you.

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No more voice characterisations, please,

Even you, David Suchet's, do not have 'the gift'. You attempt to voice all the characters in the story and you ruin the story, as originally intended by the author. Believe me, it can't be done out of one throat.

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  • Emily
  • 02-11-2013

Poirot read by Suchet - this could never go wrong!

David Suchet is practically synonymous with Agatha Christie's Poirot, so it's simply wonderful that this audiobook is read by Suchet. His characterisations are perfect, subtle and entertaining, which make these audiobooks great listening. Dive in and enjoy this tale of mystery and murder of the picturesque River Nile, you'll be spellbound.

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  • beaver
  • 19-01-2013

I Loved it!

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i enjoyed listening to this story on my iphone laying in my hammock sipping on a pims

What did you like best about this story?

I love the clever twists in this story and of course the characters are colorful and vivid.

Have you listened to any of David Suchet’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

David Suchet has come to be the voice of Poirot for me, his narration of the this classic transported me to a time i never knew yet fell in love with.

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  • Toliam04
  • 21-09-2012

A beautiful story, masterfully told.

What did you love best about Death on the Nile?

Different to the movie in telling ways, but excellent.

What does David Suchet bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His profiling of the characters through his expressive voice brings them to life in a special way.

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  • T W.
  • 21-09-2019

Suchet's performance spoils a good tale

David Suchet chooses such silly voices for some of the characters that they are not only difficult to understand at times, but they also add a somewhat comical tone to the story. His Poirot mumbles away from time to time and I got tired of rewinding to try and understand crucial statements. Hugh Fraser is, undoubtedly, the best reader of the Poirot novels and short stories. Unfortunately, he hasn't recorded them all.

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  • Bilal Khan
  • 26-03-2019

the book itself was good.

this was my first audio book and I loved it. David Suchet was amazing, loved his work on this, all his voices, the dialogue, and the narration was on point and had me engaged throughout the book.

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  • Matthew
  • 03-04-2015

A generally pleasant listen.

Would recommend this book to a friend but it does require some suspension of disbelief. Also the characters are very Christie and whether or not you see that as positive or negative is up to you.

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  • Tab
  • 22-05-2018

Excellent story, let down by narration

I think I've been spoiled by Hugh Fraser (why hasn't he recorded all of the Christie books?) - David Suchet's narration skills are surprisingly inadequate in comparison - even his Poirot. While he gives a masterly performance of Poirot on film, the voice is somehow wrong on audio format, too mincing, too weak. And his other character voices are truly awful, especially the women.

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  • GMac
  • 24-04-2018

Agatha Christie at her best

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I enjoy David Suchet, but I though his depiction of Colonel Race was not the best

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  • Miss
  • 19-03-2016

David Suchet narrating Poirot is a must!

Superb narration of one of my favourite Poirot stories. Poirot is brought to life in this retelling.

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  • Natsume
  • 16-09-2020

Wonderful

Suchet's amazing array of character voices adds warmth and depth to the story. Highly enjoyable. Wonderful. Brightens my day.

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  • Christian
  • 30-08-2020

For me, one of the best ones!

Didn’t like Hercule Poirot adaptations and a few characters were way over the top. But in terms of the story 9/10. One of my favourite ones so far! The plot is very gripping, richly detailed story and there are numerous turn of events; actually Christie shuffles those cards till the very end of the book, keeping the reader captivated. I love the diversity of the characters in terms of their personality and the humour is some places is just brilliant. Would hugely, hugely recommend reading it

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  • Claire
  • 09-08-2020

Outdated and offensive

Unfortunately the book was littered with racist tropes and depictions. Unsure why this hasn’t been addressed but completely ruined the legacy and experience.

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  • B
  • 14-07-2020

Worth the listen, v entertaining

I'm working my way through all the Poirot - this is good but I guessed the murderer v early on, but the narration is great and it's still v enjoyable