Trade Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CD ISBN 978-1-57270-472-5 $27.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
These 18 cases were first gathered together in 1974, but they represent the early portion of Agatha Christie's career, as well as Poirot's. David Suchet and Hugh Fraser, who played Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and friend Captain Hastings on TV, do the voice work here. Since they don't switch off within any of the stories, but each does all the voices in a given story, that leaves both Suchet and Fraser doing a more exaggerated voice for Poirot, since Hastings actually does most of the narration in the stories. Otherwise, the reading is excellent, and the more interesting cases offer insights into Poirot's heart as he makes moral choices regarding his findings. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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