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At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. 

The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century - and, in his own humble opinion, is "probably the greatest detective in the world".

In this complete collection of more than 50 stories, ranging from short tales to novellas, Poirot faces violent murders, poisonings, kidnappings, and thefts - all solved with his characteristic panache. Only Agatha Christie could have devised cases worthy of Hercule Poirot's skill and "little gray cells". 

©2013 Agatha Christie (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Excellent! (List of Narrators)

This audiobook is pure enjoyment :-)
The bulk of the stories are narrated by Hugh Fraser and David Suchet. (Only about 6 stories have other narrators.)

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1 The Affair at the Victory Ball - DAVID SUCHET
2 The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan - HUGH FRASER
3 The King of Clubs - DAVID SUCHET
4 The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim - HUGH FRASER
5 The Plymouth Express - DAVID SUCHET
The Adventure of “The Western Star” - HUGH FRASER
7 The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor - HUGH FRASER
8 The Kidnapped Prime Minister - HUGH FRASER
9 The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - HUGH FRASER
10 The Adventure of the Cheap Flat - DAVID SUCHET
11 The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge - DAVID SUCHET
12 The Chocolate Box - DAVID SUCHET
13 The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb - DAVID SUCHET
14 The Veiled Lady - DAVID SUCHET
15 The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly - DAVID SUCHET
16 The Market Basing Mystery - DAVID SUCHET
17 The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman - DAVID SUCHET
18 The Case of the Missing Will - DAVID SUCHET
19 The Incredible Theft -NIGEL HAWTHORNE
20 The Adventure of the Clapham Cook - DAVID SUCHET
21 The Lost Mine - DAVID SUCHET
22 The Cornish Mystery - DAVID SUCHET
23 The Double Clue - DAVID SUCHET
24 The Theft of the Royal Ruby -SIMON VANCE
25 The Lemesurier Inheritance - DAVID SUCHET
26 The Under Dog - HUGH FRASER
27 Double Sin - DAVID SUCHET
28 Wasps’ Nest - DAVID SUCHET
29 The Third-Floor Flat - DAVID SUCHET
30 The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest -ISLA BLAIR
31 Dead Man’s Mirror -NIGEL HAWTHORNE
32 How Does Your Garden Grow? - DAVID SUCHET
33 Problem at Sea - DAVID SUCHET
34 Triangle at Rhodes -NIGEL HAWTHORNE
35 Murder in the Mews -NIGEL HAWTHORNE
36 Yellow Iris - HUGH FRASER
37 The Dream - HUGH FRASER
38 The Labors of Hercules - HUGH FRASER
39 The Nemean Lion - HUGH FRASER
40 The Lernean Hydra - HUGH FRASER
41 The Arcadian Deer - HUGH FRASER
42 The Erymanthian Boar - HUGH FRASER
43 The Augean Stables - HUGH FRASER
44 The Stymphalean Birds - HUGH FRASER
45 The Cretan Bull - HUGH FRASER
46 The Horses of Diomedes - HUGH FRASER
47 The Girdle of Hyppolita - HUGH FRASER
48 The Flock of Geryon - HUGH FRASER
49 The Apples of the Hesperides - HUGH FRASER
50 The Capture of Cerberus - HUGH FRASER
51 Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds - HUGH FRASER

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Excellent audiobook with two exceptions

I enjoyed this audiobook. This contains 50 short stories, which is an excellent value for your credit. There are two caveats, however. The first is that David Suchet, well known for playing Poirot on television, does NOT narrate all the stories. This is a shame because he's an excellent actor and for many people, like me, he is Hercule Poirot. The other narrators just aren't as good, and they do impact the enjoyment of the stories. The second issue is that some of the stories are very "slight" this is especially true, with the stories which take the labors of Hercules as their inspiration. I don't think David Suchet narrates any of these, and that just makes them worse. All that said, the stories narrated by Suchet are well worth a credit, and some of the weaker stories are good, just not as good as some of the others.

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Excellent Compilation, Narration Inconsistent

I awaited the release of this compilation for many, many months and the overall collection is just excellent. The key narrators David Suchet and Hugh Fraser are jus excellent. At times, the narrators are change such as with the Murder in the Mews. Very disappointing. It's a great story destroyed by the gasping of the narrator. The depiction of Poirot and Japp sound like they are gasping for a breath. Really disappointing.

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An excellent compilation!

As a teenager, I enjoyed reading Agatha Christie's short stories. These fifty Poirot stories -- short stories and novellas -- provide many hours of entertainment by the master of method and order whose "little grey cells" make sense out of improbable situations. Truly worthwhile for Hercule Poirot fans.

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You can never go wrong with Agatha Christie.

I've always been a fan of her stories and this collection doesn't disappoint. The narrations are great and to the enjoyment of each story.

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Best Agatha Christie Value Ever on Audible

34+ hours of Poirot magic especially delightful when narrated by David Suchet and Hugh Fraser and a gracious prologue by Charles Todd.

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David Suchet

I love David Suchet!!
I grew up with Focus on the Family radio drama. They have done the Chronicles of Narnia with Suchet as Aslan. I have recent fallen in love with Poirot. He’s definitely the best Poirot. Really elegant. Reminds me of a normal Monk. At least what I imagine Monk would by like when Trudy was alive.

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excellent performances

If you enjoy Agatha Christie, you'll enjoy this collection. I especially liked listening to David Souche as Poiroit.

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I guess I'm a bigger fan of the TV series

I understand that these books were written a hundred years ago, pretty much when the prime and mystery genre was just picking up speed... But Sherlock Holmes was written decades before Hercule Poirot was, and at least Sherlock explains how he came to his answers... Half of the time when parole is explaining how he came so I can close in, he just discredit to his little gray cells and doesn't do any of the footwork of finding facts and motives and in no way explains how he came to the conclusion... That's about 95% I love the excitement of reading mystery and crime novels, you know what the crime was, but you want to know who did it and how... Parole tells you who did it and when he explains how he figured it out, he just says that he thought about it for a while using his little grey cells in the answer came to him ... Umm, I'm calling BF, at least on the TV series David suchet explains how he, as parole, figured everything out

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Sherlock Holmes rip-off

Title kinda sums it up but this guy is a detective commonly consulted by the police who has strange habits and a biographer who once happened to be in the military. Also, Poirot is insufferable. He has a rather large ego it seems. And I am really sick of hearing about "the little grey cells." Just imagine if Holmes said "Elementary" AT LEAST once every story.
Good job to the readers though.
But seriously, if you want good detective stories just go get that Sherlock Holmes collection done by Stephen Fry. More and better content.

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