Poirot's Early Cases: 18 Hercule Po

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The unabridged tales in this Mystery Masters audiobook include all the ones in the print book first published in 1974. With each case, Poirot further proves his reputation as the greatest mind in dete
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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America; Unabridged edition (July 26, 2005)
  • Language: English
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Review on Poirot's Early Cases: 18 Hercule Po

These 18 cases were first gathered together in 1974, but they represent the early portion of Agatha Christie's career, as well as Poirot's. David Suchet and Hugh Fraser, who played Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and friend Captain Hastings on TV, do the voice work here. Since they don't switch off within any of the stories, but each does all the voices in a given story, that leaves both Suchet and Fraser doing a more exaggerated voice for Poirot, since Hastings actually does most of the narration in the stories. Otherwise, the reading is excellent, and the more interesting cases offer insights into Poirot's heart as he makes moral choices regarding his findings.

Customer Reviews
It is wonderful to have these unabridged short stories on CD. This collection has two readers- sometimes the story is read by Hugh Fraser, sometimes by David Suchet. Suchet is definitely the better reader, as he uses more distinctive voices for each character, enabling the listener to follow the conversations a little better. However, all the stories are clearly presented, and each one is a delight- and better yet, most are solvable.

Another problem I had with this collection is that the stories are sometimes split between two CDs. This makes this particular collection harder to use in the car, when you have change CDs to hear the end of a story.

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Rosyel S. Professional   Financial Advisor, Blogger
Wow this is interesting.. i've always like mystery books :) audio book sounds cool!
Jan 11th 2012 11:02   
Elektrabookstore Online Innovator   Electronic and Book Store Online
Thanks For your Response
Jan 13th 2012 00:13   
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