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Summary

How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the "eternal triangle" of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry? Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases, "Murder in the Mews", "The Incredible Theft", "Dead Man's Mirror", and "Triangle at Rhodes", each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident, and suspense.
©1984 Music for Pleasure Ltd. This edition ; 1937 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)1999 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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"All four tales are admirable entertainment...her solutions are unexpected and satisfying." ( Daily Mail)

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also includes Hugh Fraser

Only the first story is read by Nigel Hawthorne. Which is just as well, as, in my opinion, his Poirot characterisation is absolutely atrocious and at times the accent sounded more German than anything else. It was most distracting. Thankfully the other stories were read by the always-excellent Hugh Fraser.



The running order is as follows -

Murder in the Mews

The Incredible Theft

Dead Man's Mirror

Triangle at Rhodes

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Great stories

Very entertaining and gripping short stories.
Hugh Fraser is reading the last three and I prefer him to Nigel Hawthorne (who does a good job but not as good as Hugh). I really enjoyed this Audible book.

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THREE GOOD TALES

You get three good mysteries on this download all convincingly Christie who takes you to the last page with false trails only to surprise you by then revealing the perpretator

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Murder in the Mews

Nigel Hawthorn did a great job of narrating this book. I'm not use to hearing him narrate but he did a good job
This audio book was outstanding there was a bit of everything for everyone.
I have really enjoyed listening to this audio book.

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First narrator spoils it, second one nails it

I disliked the first novel due to the narrator, but then the ones with Hugh Fraser were very entertaining. I recommend it for Hercule Poirot's fans.

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Just okay

Sorry not (for me personally) as good as PD JAMES short stories which I purchased at the same time in the 2 for sale!
No disrespect to H Fraser but I found the narration a bit samey and could easily nod off

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Nigel Hawthorne is dreadful

Nigel Hawthorne really ruins 'Murder in the Mews'. He is dreadful at doing voices/accents, especially Poirot. He can't even pronounce the name 'Hercule Poirot' correctly, which says it all really. Fortunately Nigel Hawthorne only narrates the first story in this collection and Hugh Fraser narrates the rest. Hugh Fraser's narration is brilliant as always. These stories are novellas - they are somewhere between a novel and short story, so they are considerably longer other Agatha Christie short stories. I really enjoyed them. Despite Nigel Hawthorne's narration, 'Murder in the Mews' is probably one of my favourite Poirot stories.

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Light entertainement

If you like poirot you will like these short story's.
Thank you for the entertainement

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Not the best stories

Passed the time. Not the Queen of crimes best stories and I’m not sure I like the narrators but it was a bogof so can’t complain.

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  • mr kieran j murphy
  • 18-05-20

great stories

these are 4 great short storirs from agatha Christie. Nigel Hawthorne not the best character voices but the other narator is brilliant. worth the listen