• The Murder on the Links & Murder on the Orient Express

  • Two Bestselling Agatha Christie Novels in One Great Audiobook
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, Dan Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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Two best-selling Agatha Christie novels in one great audiobook

In Agatha Christie's class mystery Murder on the Links, Hercule Poirot attempts to unravel the grisly conundrum of not one, but two dead bodies discovered on a French golf course.

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

But why is the dead man wearing an overcoat that is too big for him? And for whom was the impassioned love letter in the pocket? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse....

Performed by Hugh Fraser

The most widely read mystery of all time - now a major motion picture directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Ridley Scott!

"The murderer is with us - on the train now...."

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

"What more...can a mystery addict desire?" (New York Times)

Performed by Dan Stevens

©1934 Agatha Christie (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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2 good ones in 1 package - bonus for 2 narrators

It's so delightful to hear Hugh Fraser speak as Hercule Poirot, and his narration really makes the story come alive for me. Once you get to Orient Express, you'll wonder how Dan Stevens switches so quickly between all the characters -- it's remarkable.

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More than delightful!

Greatly enjoyed listening to Hugh Fraser (Poirot’s Captain Hastings), narrate a Christie story I haven’t read or seen filmed. Spoiler ahead: I’ve never known of Hastings to have a love interest, which added to the fun, and in my mind the part of Cinderella, by her second appearance in the story when I first suspected she’d have an important role, was played by the younger version of Belinda Lang, Fraser’s real-life wife. I’d also never heard Fraser perform a book; he’s so good I’ll have to look up what other things he’s done.

As to Dan Stevens, he’s my very favorite book performer, and his extraordinary acting talents are brilliantly on display in a densely populated story such as Murder on the Orient Express. He gives to each character such a unique voice that once the listeners know their voices, we almost don’t need to be reminded by the text who is speaking, unless our listening has been interrupted. What we DO lose track of is the fact that it’s just one person, Dan Stevens, who is creating this whole roomful—or dining car full, in this case—of distinct individuals, because thanks to the author we’ve imagined a different face and physique for each. I’ve seen all the films and TV shows of this story, but none have I enjoyed more than Stevens’ audio version. His Poirot is more like David Suchet than any other actor who played that role—also my personal favorite. But even when he doesn’t have a full panoply of characters to voice, Dan Stevens’ perfect vocal command of every human emotion make all his audio performances profoundly rich. On film he is equally versatile. In his recent role as a robot he managed to subsume such tenderness and generosity to the required automaton template that I found myself greatly moved, thinking if people, at least in fiction, can believably program machines to be truly loving, how is it that in reality so many of us act as if we’ve lost that ability? We know all about the qualities we need to get along successfully with each other. We just repeatedly fail to recall and apply them, under duress.

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Wonder stories, wonderful execution

Two wonderful stories by Agatha Christie, performed by two captivating readers! What a wonderful blend!

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one of my favorite books + best performance!!

this book kindled my lifelong love for mysteries and Dan Stevens is the BEST!

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2 great Poirot classics

loved hugh Fraser performance as usual. the accents done for the orient express were interesting

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So disappointed

High Fraser is my favorite narrator and I actually prefer his Poirot to David Suchet's- but this was the first that didn't work for me. Maybe it was because he had to do so many different French characters all at once, but his Poirot didn't sound like good ol' Poirot AT ALL. You'll know what I mean when you hear it yourself. It's not really noticeable until a scene where you have 3-4 characters all speaking with accents. Then Poirot gets lost. Several times I had to rewind 60 seconds to make sure Hugh was speaking as Poirot because even though the conversation was Poirot it didn't sound like him at all. I really wanted to like this and am so disappointed