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  • While the Light Lasts

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Isla Blair
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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While the Light Lasts

By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Isla Blair
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Summary

Like many of her contemporaries, Agatha Christie wrote stories for a variety of magazines in the 1920s and '30s, and most of these eventually found their way into her books of short stories. Now, many years after her death, detective work worthy of Agatha Christie herself has unearthed "new" stories, most of which have never been published anywhere in the world since their original appearances.

In this new collection, the author observes the tragic flaws in human nature, providing a glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making. Anyone who has ever read or listened to Agatha Christie will enjoy every story for her skill at characterisation and her ability to deliver an unexpected twist in the tail.

©1997 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)1997 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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This only has 5 short stories & doesn’t include the / Poirot stories that are in the novel. The stories included are:

While the Light Lasts
The Actress
The House of Dreams
The Edge
Within a Wall

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Missing some stories and liner notes

The print version of this book has quite detailed introductory notes and an extra couple of stories. I was a bit dissappointed that these have been left out. Overall though well performed. 'While the Light Lasts' as a story is excellent and well worth a listen for any Agatha Christie fan.

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Disappointing

Not what I expected. These stories definitely aren’t of the usual Agatha Christie type or standard. These aren’t crime stories or even mysteries but more just random stories with a moral undertone. Not my cup of tea at all. Will be returning.