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Publisher's Summary

Here are 12 ingenious, witty mysteries showing the author at her best, including: the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale, the strange meeting on a train of a feckless man and a beautiful girl, and Philomel Cottage and the extraordinary country house visit of Edward Robinson. Each is expertly narrated by Hugh Fraser.
©1934 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)2004, 2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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Christie & Fraser, A Perfect Match

Hugh Fraser’s reading of 12 fantastic Christie stories is simply perfect. He does justice to each word.

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This has some real gems of short stories

Dont be put off by the first story which is quite soppy. There are a lot of really fantastic short stories here which have awesome surprise endings which will have you hitting the rewind button to listen again.

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  • Cassandra Harlow
  • 03-05-2016

You cannot beat a good Agatha Christie

What made the experience of listening to The Listerdale Mystery the most enjoyable?

A series of short stories (with sudden endings) but I have listened several times

Who was your favorite character and why?

Edward - he sound so sweet, had a really great evening

Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes - well read as always

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  • Kev d
  • 18-03-2016

listerdale mystery

enjoyable and most entertaining while I was driving for several hours not boring at all

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  • a wood
  • 26-08-2020

Another Agatha Christie masterpiece

This is a set of short stories, the first of which is The Listerdale Mystery. I love Agatha Christie, and her prowess in crime fiction is apparent, whilst Hugh Fraser matches voice to character perfectly. Each mystery is separate, and none of the characters, twists or plots are the same. I recommend this to both Agatha Christie fans and those who are new to her work.

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  • Mark Higgins
  • 28-02-2021

File error & awful audible customer service

This file does not have the correct chapters so is really hard to navigate. Chapters are merged together. Complained to audible and got fobbed off for weeks and told small chapters are often merged. That's nonsense because the stories in this audiobook are not short. Audible customer service was awful here.

And no chapters are named, which is just pure laziness and lack of consideration for customers.

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  • Tracey wolf
  • 12-09-2018

Average

I got lost in some of the stories and i found them quite boring,there wAsn't the thrill of other christie 's storyline.

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  • Mur
  • 22-11-2017

Short and fun.

Short, amusing stories that make for an easy listening. Each story still has the Christie charm.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-03-2015

great

A little scary in parts so not a book to listen to in the dark!

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  • JM
  • 16-07-2021

Vintage Agatha Christie. Lovely!

I enjoyed these stories many years ago. No doubt I will listen to them again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-2021

Doesn't pack the usual Christie punch.+ No Poirot

Do not wish to spoil some of the stories for other listeners. If you like short sharp stories then theseaybe ok for you. I personally prefer them to have a bit more depth. Assumed Poirot would feature in at least one, sadly not the case monamie.

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 03-01-2018

Easy listening well narrated

Christie’s personages are cartoon characters, and rarely attractive in their appalling superficiality, selfishness and prejudices. From time to time I find not only the people who are represented (who are satirised) but also the narrative voice shocking (which is likely to be closer to the author’s own views).
At least you can be sure that you won’t be faced with excessive violence or explicit sex at bedtime, even if your socialist soul is shaken by the snobbery, xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, antisemitism and colonialism of her world.
It’s trivial stuff, entertaining but now and again I feel guilty for listening, when the authorial voice goes beyond mocking her compatriot English.

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