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Lord Edgware Dies

Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 9
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Literature & Fiction
4.6 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to "get rid of" her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn't help feeling that he was being taken for a ride. After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had finally granted her a divorce?
©1933 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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"The whole case is a triumph of Poirot's special qualities." ( Times Literary Supplement

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  • Ana
  • 26-05-2010

classic poirot twists and turns

Hugh Fraser reads beautifully and this story is classic Agatha Christie with lots of red herrings and twists and turns. My one comment to audible.com is that around the 2.5 hour mark there was about 10 seconds of technical glitchery in which every second syllable was garbled.
Otherwise really really great.

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  • Vera
  • 21-09-2009

A superb mystery superbly read by Hugh Fraser

This Agatha Christie novel is read by Hugh Fraser who plays Captain Hastings in the TV series Poirot. His talent of bringing the dialogues to life is outstanding. His ability to sound like Poirot, Inspector Japp, Captain Hastings and variety of female characters, as well as his ability to imitate various accents makes you feel you can see the protagonists in your mind's eye. This is a hugely enjoyable plot, with the usual Agatha Christie twists and turns, that keep you guessing to the end.
A real treat, and I will certainly be buying more books read by Hugh Fraser.

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  • French in London
  • 06-04-2017

Brilliant

Beautifully read by Hugh Fraser. Great story full oft twists and turns which will keep you guessing until the end. Could not stop listening.

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  • B
  • 22-06-2020

Another great listen

Love Hugh Fraser, such a pleasure to listen to. Fab story and performance. Didn't guess this one!

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  • Christian
  • 02-02-2020

No spoiler Review

Firstly, I recommend keeping up with the characters’ names and their relation to Lord Edgware, just because the story is very twisted; perhaps online forum or just writing down the name yourself should be sufficient. It is one of my ultimate favourite stories, not only because of the murderer and interesting plot, but rather a short monologue that occurs in some part of the book (no spoiler), it’s brilliant. It gives a character a new meaning and ‘flavour’ as Christie does not focus on twisted explanations but rather complex human nature. And yes, the plot does resemble one from the previous books, however, the character analysis is structured in a much better way. I think you’ll greatly enjoy reading it, and be careful with the spoilers! Almost every forum says who the murderer was.

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  • Spinny
  • 09-09-2019

Best of the best

Hugh Fraser at his very best telling the cleverest of the Christie books. If you do nothing else this year, enjoy this Audiobook.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-12-2018

Great story and narration

Very well read, Hugh fraser always does such clear voices without the need to resort to over the top accents. I have always liked this story and think it is very well plotted. I very much enjoyed listening.

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  • Amazon
  • 18-10-2016

love it get it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where does Lord Edgware Dies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it ranks as 4th best

Who was your favorite character and why?

hercule poirot was because he is so smart

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

the way you can think you are there

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

it made me think

Any additional comments?

love this book cooed listen for a year

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  • Alex
  • 17-10-2016

Another good story

It was interesting to hear this case as I could remember the TV adaption at all so was fully in the edge of my seat as I worked on my uni work. I was not my favourite of Poirot's cases but I enjoyed it non the less.

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  • Maria2702
  • 29-07-2016

Christie at her best!

Wonderful classic Christie with a deliciously awful villain that kept me guessing even when I 'knew' the answer.
Captain Hastings plays a big part as Poirot's sidekick and is decidedly unsycophantic. A very nice change.

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  • Jaye Hardy
  • 11-05-2015

Lord Edgware Dies

Hugh Fraser did his brilliant job of narrating this story.
Agatha Christie did her brilliant job of keeping you guessing all the way through.
There were lots of twists and turns but this time I got there in the end and got there in the end and got the right culprit.
looking forward to listening to my next audio book.