• Death on the Nile

  • Hercule Poirot Mysteries, Book 17
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,567 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadot - coming February 11, 2022!

Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries.

The tranquility of a luxury cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet under the searing heat of the Egyptian sun, nothing is ever quite what it seems.

A sweeping mystery of love, jealousy, and betrayal, Death on the Nile is one of Christie’s most legendary and timeless works.

Death on the Nile is perfect.” (The Guardian)

“One of her best.... First rate entertainment.” (Kirkus Reviews)

DEATH ON THE NILE®, AGATHA CHRISTIE® AND POIROT® are registered trademarks of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

©1937 Agatha Christie (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Bravo Mr. Branagh!!!!!

I loved every second of this audiobook experience. All I can say is, if you love Poirot, and you don’t yet own a version of this book, stop shopping right now and buy this audiobook. If you already have the David Suchet version (which is also very good btw), but you love Death on the Nile, do yourself a favor and buy this audiobook. This is my favorite Agatha Christie book, and I already own the fore mentioned version, but ever since I heard Kenneth Branagh read Murder on the Orient Express, I’ve been counting the days for my monthly credits. Now I’m hoping that he reads Evil Under the Sun next.

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Wonderful

Incredible narration and an enjoyable murder mystery, I can not recommend this book enough. It's great!

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Not one of Dame Agathas best

Surprisingly, I prefer the movie version of this story ( 1978 ). Perhaps because of the lovely scenery and set design. This is a typical Hercule Poirot mystery, everyone is a suspect. Kenneth Branagh does a great job narrating.

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Fantastic story, wonderful narrator

The narrator did a wonderful job and the story was full of twists and turns and ups and downs. A wonderful mystery for those who enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express.

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Wonderful

From start to finish so this book held me spellbound. Kenneth Branagh shines as the narrator and could not be outdone. I could not recommend this book enough.

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Good listen! Kenneth is an exciting reader!

Really likes listening to this one! Our second Agatha Christie read, and a good one.

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Guessed the Who, Missed the How

And even then, I was only half-right about the Who. As usual, Christie gives us everything we need for a solution. Everything except an adequate supply of the little grey cells (an expression which, oddly enough, Poirot doesn’t use in this story).

And Kenneth Branagh gives us a superb performance, adding touches that aren’t in the script—nervous laughter, slight, incredulous guffaws—that help an author who was always a better storyteller than a writer. Though some reviewers had a hard time keeping track of characters, I thought Branagh did an especially fine job at that.

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Genius story telling

Thank you Kenneth Branagh. Your expert talent made the characters’ personalities enrich the well-known and favorite story. Happy to hear you ate branching out to more story narration.

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Not my kind of book

Between the accents and all the people I can’t follow. I listen for entertainment. It’s a job listening to this book.

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classical Agatha Christie.

l loved every word and twist of this mystery. Need to read to very end!!

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