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Poirot's Early Cases

Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, David Suchet
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces a most taxing case: who killed Lord Cronshaw? Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? And did she deliberately take an overdose of cocaine?

No sooner has Poirot revealed his astonishing powers of deduction than he is faced with 17 other mysteries to test his soon-to-be-famous "little grey cells".

As a matter of courtesy to a group of young people, he endeavours to solve the gruesome murder of a woman whose body they have stumbled upon while locked out of their flat, and with his usual precision and elan, he discovers exactly how "Mary, Mary quite contrary" makes her garden grow.

©1974 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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  • Toliam04
  • Canberra, Australia
  • 20-04-2015

Short stories of mystery

Excellent storytelling in the best style of Hecule Poirot. Hugh Fraser and David Suchet provide a fantastic reminiscence into these wonderful stories.

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Poirot's Early Cases are a lot of fun

These short stories are each a self-contained mystery. The narrators both do a wonderful job. This collection was a lot of fun to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2012

Great small doses of listening

I love this audiobook. The short stories lend themselves very well to listening and the narration is excellent. Both Hugh Fraser and David Suchet narrate (separate short stories) and they are by far my favourite narrators. have listened to this book multiple times.

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  • Diana
  • 18-07-2017

Short doses of goodness!

My only complaint with this audiobook is that the stories are much too short. Otherwise, another fantastic collection deserving of a listen again and again.

P.S. most of the narration is by David Suchet - most people commenting seem to think he speaks like his charactor - he doesn't. Go listen to an interview on YouTube of his natural speaking voice and you'll recognise him in all these stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-2014

A nice collection

Very intriguing, wonderfully crafted stories, narrated expertly by Hugh Frazer, the actual Captain Hastings of the TV series.

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