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  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (324 ratings)

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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
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Summary

Five cases for the great Poirot…

First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding… then the discovery of a corpse in a chest, but what can link these baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!

Feast yourself on these intriguing crime mysteries from the distinctive hand of the queen of crime fiction.

Stories include:
• The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
• The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
• Four-And-Twenty Blackbirds
• The Under Dog
• The Dream

©1960 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)2000 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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"There is irresistible simplicity and buoyancy of a Christmas treat about it all." (Times Literary Supplement)

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Loved it

I have nothing, as always more Christie dynamite if your a fan of Poirot then this is for you

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Good stories all

In spite of the imagination-stretching facts of some of these cases, they are good fun. Beautifully read by Hugh Fraser.

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beautifully narrated

as always Hugh Fraser narrates with deftness and skill. Christie's work is alive in these audio books!

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Good Short Stories

Very good to listen to if you cannot listen for longer than an hour or two and would like to listen in one go. That's how I view these shorter versions as they still have Poirot at his best, solving crimes but listening, learning and using "his little grey cells".

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Typical Poriot stories

Enjoyed the short stories instead of the usual longer stories. Length of each suited my needs more than adequately, nothing out of the ordinary just what you expect .

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Lovely selection of short stories

Really enjoyed listening to this. Don't expect Christmas Poirot! Great selection of stories none the less.

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Beautifully narrated

Classic Agatha Christie! Enjoyed and would not mind listening again. Well worth the time spent

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Well worth a listen.

Very enjoyable. Which although short, we're subtle & we'll written. Beautifully read by Hugh Fraser

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perfect holiday listening

Good short stories, Hugh Fraser excellent at reading almost like having David Suchet himself! easy to navigate each of the five plots and some interesting twists and turns.

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Outstandingly good narration, festive fun for all!

Hugh Fraser excels, gliding from one character to another seamlessly. He manages to make each voice distinctly recognisable whilst being believable.

This collection of five puzzling plots is a lovely listen & even if you think you remember them from the tv series, they're not exactly the same, so don't think you know who or how it was done!

First published in 1960, there's a few fun descriptions alluding to beatniks. I wish Audible would state the original dates of these books, as it can be really confusing not knowing in which of the seven decades of Christies career the book you're listening to is set. 1920s post WWI is very different from Britain in 1975! Plus, differing views on marriage, divorce etc makes for different motives for murder.

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