• Dead Man's Folly

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (735 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the village fete hosted by Sir George and Lady Stubbs, a feeling of dread settles on the famous crime novelist Adriane Oliver. Call it instinct, but it's a feeling she just can't explain...or get away from.

In desperation she summons her old friend, Hercule Poirot - and her instincts are soon proved correct when the "pretend" murder victim is discovered playing the scene for real, a rope wrapped tightly around her neck.

But it's the great detective who first discovers that in murder hunts, whether mock or real, everyone is playing a part.

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©1956 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

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Christie and Suchet - Jolly Well Done

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I wouldn't rate this as one of my favorite Poirot adventures but David Suchet brought the characters to life with such flair that I chuckled repeatedly over the variety of personalities he created with Christi's talent. It was a jolly listen.

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Suchet does an awesome job

The plot is convoluted but hearing Suchet voicing the different characters it is like watching it on TV.

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Huh... Well i guess you never know

Ending. Blew. My. Mind. Poirot explained so splendidly that my mind felt like it just got ambushed. Shock and awe comes to mind when i remember about this book

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poirot the best

Enjoyed the story and the conclusion. The intricate weaving of characters and personality was riveting.

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Mostly enjoyable

I have listened to every narrator of Agatha Christie books in order. David Suchet is very good except his Poirot voice is sometimes hard to understand due to the thick French accent. This can be frustrating, especially during the denouement, since you can't understand some of what is said.

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A great Agatha Christie

I have read lots of Agatha Christie novels as they are pretty dependable as a good read. This was one of my favourites. Very enjoyable with some good, unexpected twists. Highly recommended.

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Superb Performance

David Suchet's characters are unparalleled. Hard to believe that one man performed all the characters so distinctly with defining originality. Just magnificent! Completely enhanced the story.

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Great story told by a great narrator

I enjoyed this Christie novel - it was fun and unexpected and kept me guessing. David Suchet is a wonderful narrator.

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Suchet IS Poirot

David Suchet IS Poirot. he could read the phone book and make it interesting.

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not Agatha's strongest

not the best Christie. felt super promising for a while, but the ending seemed sudden and absurd. not shocking in a good way. not terrible, but definitely underwhelmed.