Murder on the Orient Express CD-Audio
One of the very best Christie mysteries read by Hercule Poirot himself, David Suchet. Beautifully re-packaged with stunning new cover illustrations and design that rival some of the best jackets and audio collections out there!
Audio at it's absolute best! Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks.
The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year.
But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
With tension mounting, detective Hercule Poirot comes up with not one, but two solutions to the crime.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Pages: illustrations
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 20/06/2005
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780007202072
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Review by pratchettfan
Hercule Poirot faces one of the trickiest cases of his career. A murder occurred on the Orient Express, right under his nose and everyone on the train seems to have had a reason and an opportunity to commit the crime.A terrific story with an ending which is almost impossible to foresee.
Review by smik
What has delighted me so much in this audio book has been Suchet's superb characterisation of each person. I have particularly enjoyed Mrs Hubbard - the depiction has had me laughing out loud as I'm driving. It contrasts so beautifully with Poirot's calm voice of reason, and Monsieur Bouc's willingness to jump to conclusions. I must admit, I really already knew how this novel turned out, so the element of surprise that a new reader gets from this novel is not there for me. But that has given me a chance to appreciate how carefully Christie constructed the plot, how meticulously she laid the red herrings across the path, and just how well it shows Hercule Poirot's little grey cells in action.It also shows how Agatha Christie uses current events in the setting of her novels: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS was clearly based on the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in the previous year, and Christie's own experience when the Orient Express train she was on was stuck for twenty-four hours.MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS was Agatha Christie's 14th novel, the 8th Hercule Poirot. Poirot's usual foil, Captain Arthur Hastings, is missing from this novel. Poirot is on his way back to London from an assignment in Syria, and so he bounces his ideas off two others: Monsieur Bouc, the director of Wagon-Lits, an old friend of Poirot's, who employs him to discover who has killed Mr Rachette; and a Greek Doctor Dr. Stavros Constantine.There must have been considerable outcry, one would think, about the final solution to the crime. Poirot comes up with two solutions, but the one he finally goes with reveals great humanity.
Review by sva7
I had to struggle to keep my interest going. I assumed it was going to be a fun, fast read, but the former was sorely lacking.