• The Murder on the Links

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,241 ratings)

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The Murder on the Links

By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
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Publisher's Summary

An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.

But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse....

©1923 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Great Story

As always, Hugh Fraser narrates the story very well. His Poirot voice matches the one from the film version so well, it is better than the one David Suchet uses in the audio books he narrates! The story is very well-crafted and moves quickly. I could not have predicted the twist at the end. This work has more romance in it than the other Poirot stories I know, which makes it all the more interesting and meaningful.

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One of the best

If you could sum up Murder on the Links in three words, what would they be?

Must get it!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on the Links?

I loved the parts where Hercule went up against the "expert detective". While the he was searching for clues with a microscope, Poirot was examining a piece of pipe and piles of old clothes.

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love the way he is consistent with the voices of the characters that are in multiple books. It makes it very easy to know who is talking without him saying so.

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One of my favorites so far!! Never saw the end coming!

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Hugh Fraser is a Winner!

Hugh Fraser is the perfect narrator for the Poirot books! He's charming, easy listening, and a perfect Poirot and much better than other Poirot narrators.

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Hastings in Love

The beginning of when Hastings diverges to the Argentine and we slowly start getting more of Japp and Ariadne. Loved this episode too. A true love story even with Poirots meddling.

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Golf kills -- Poirot putts to a victory

The second Poirot novel was almost as enjoyable as "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" and Hastings seems less dismissive of Poirot's skills, though he still has doubts. Silly man.

The title and cover are a little misleading as what to expect. I imagined the story happening in high society at a golf club or country club out of any movie or television show of the 20s, but that isn't the case. It is at a more isolated country estate.

The ending made sense based on what was presented yet I was surprised and delighted by the reveal. Terrific!

I'm really looking forward to listening to more stories and suspect the departure of one supporting character at the end doesn't last.

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Book 2 in the Poirot Series

This is my second Poirot story as I am attempting to read them all and mostly in order. This is also the second story written through the narrative of Captain Hastings. I must admit after just finishing Murder at Styles, I was beginning to get annoyed at Hastings' style of always looking down on Poirot and in general being too self important. That said, the overall story is wonderful, the mystery twisting until the end and the performance never faltering. Enjoy!

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An underrated Christie gem.

Not nearly as much golf as the audible thumbnail suggests, but the story is an excellent one.

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Great story

I recommend this audiobook to everyone interested in a smart and entertaining story. I have read only a few of Agatha Christie's novels (The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express) but I enjoyed this audiobook a lot and it is as good as the others.

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Great book, amazing atuthor

An amazing book written bby Agatha Christ. This story has two mysteries to be solved, and to discover who muder the man, is necessary look for a similiar crime happen on the pastt.. Although it is a book with a mystery to be solved, it is not a book with a police story.
Furthermore, reading Agatha Christie requires patience, since every detail is important and the author mentions many minor characters to compose the investigation of the story..

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Amazing story!

I'm new to Agatha Christie. This is my 2nd novel featuring Hercule Poirot, and I’m now a fan. The twists she puts into solving a crime are brilliant. I absolutely enjoyed this novel.

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