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Death on the Nile

Narrated by: David Suchet
Series: Colonel Race, Book 3, Hercule Poirot, Book 17
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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!

Would you consider the audio edition of Death on the Nile to be better than the print version?

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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • daisyrock
  • 27-02-2019

my favourite Christie

Fabulous to have Suchet narrating the quintessential Christie. Death, exquisite manners and Egyptian sunshine. Highly recommended.

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  • Carolina Lio
  • 24-01-2019

The best possible acting.

I love David Suchet and I love this book. Together they are simply the most enjoyable experience in a winter day. Suchet is the true only Poirot, is acting is pure genius. Listening to him switching between voices and accents doesn't stop to amaze me. Thank you so much for this!

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  • R. Hunter
  • 17-01-2019

Very well read. Great story.

Really enjoyed the book. Very well read by David Suchet, who really makes the book.

Interesting story, but as with a few AC books, takes a bit of time to get going. Better than Evil under the sun, not as good as the orient express. Would recommend all the Poirot/Suchet books.

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  • Mrs
  • 15-01-2019

Annoying voice of Colonel Race

Did not like the voice of Colonel Race in this audiobook, he sounded like a cartoon character and spoke very fast I checked my phone twice just to make sure I hadn’t speeded up the playback, he really spoilt it for me. Not the best narrated Poirot I’ve ever listened to ☹️

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  • 15-10-2018

Great Listen.

David Suchet did a great job of bringing each of the characters to life well.