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The Mysterious Affair at Styles [Classic Tales Edition]

Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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Tragedy strikes at the estate at Styles. An old woman dies from what appears to be strychnine poisoning. The funny little Belgian, Hercule Poirot, is called in to investigate, though he appears to disregard every bit of damaging evidence. Has the great detective lost his touch?

Public Domain (P)2011 B. J. Harrison
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  • MamaBear
  • 12-05-2017

Agatha is always a good read

Have read and seen this several times. Always a good read, as are all of her books. Sadly, the narrator does not capture Poirot very well, neither the accent nor the essence of the character. The same can be said for most of the characters. I just wish there had been more depth.

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  • mr kieran j murphy
  • 11-04-2017

Not the best read

Another great story by Agatha Christie, but the accent by the narrator are as good as many in the vast Christie library.

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  • R.M. Penn
  • 30-05-2016

BJ Harrison is a great narrator for Poirot

I first heard The Mysterious Affair at Stiles on the Classic Tales Podcast--am super glad that it was available on Audible. Love the story and really enjoy BJ Harrison as a narrator.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 19-08-2016

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

I love Agatha Christie's work, but was unimpressed by the reader. B.J. Harrison read expressively, but his Poirot accent must've been inspired by Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau! When he pronounced "voila" as "VIOLA," I had to throw up my hands.

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