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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.
©1920 Agatha Christie (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Critic Reviews

"Almost too ingenious...very clearly and brightly told. ( Times Literary Supplement

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Enjoyable.

I found this book to be a pleasant way to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon, in the garden.

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Hugh Fraser - amazing

Hugh Fraser's 'Papa Poirot' never fails to crack me up :) I promise you won't regret getting stuck into this series.

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Agatha you genius

What a great start to the legacy of Poirot. And the skills of a genius like Agatha to bring him to life. Well narrated and enjoy!

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  • david llewellyn
  • 17-08-2017

Fabulous audiobook

Hugh Fraser's excellent characterisation of Poirot's first outing is superb. A very enjoyable story from start to finish!

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  • French in London
  • 28-06-2017

One of the best

Loved the story and the characters. Hugh Fraser is a fantastic reader as usual. I was hooked from the beginning and didn't guess the ending at all!

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  • Saveroflives
  • 05-11-2019

Good opener

This must be one of the few Agatha Christie books I'm not overly familiar with. Story was fine, introduced the reader/listener to Poirot and Hastings and how they knew each other. Did like it was narrated by the same actor who played Hastings; Hugh Fraser, that made it sound like a proper Poirot story.

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  • Bangalorebabe
  • 01-11-2019

Not to be missed

Exceeded all expectations ! Superb reading by Hugh Fraser. No Agatha fan will be disappointed

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  • Gordon Davis-Day
  • 08-07-2019

I loved it

A delight to listen especially being read by Hugh Fraser, has become a favourite already.

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  • Joanna7584
  • 14-06-2019

one of my favourite books

one of my favourite books I love to read time and time again . and I love listening to the audio . Hugh Fraser is brilliant at telling the story . only wished he did all the books . can't get on with listening to any of the others .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-2019

lovely reading voice, great story!

Such a good listen! and read by Hugh Fraser who plays Hastings in the television series of Poirot! what a lovely voice to listen to.

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  • MR
  • 23-10-2020

Great! but...

wish the audio chapters were aligned with the book chapters. it was v annoying that this wasn't the case.

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  • will mason
  • 16-09-2020

Gripping.

Loved it. Really had to listen in to try and figure out who was the murderer.

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  • joseph o connell
  • 05-09-2020

Great start to Poirot.

the story was good and the voice actor portrayed the characters very well. Great listen and I highly enjoyed it.