AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Nigel Hawthorne, Hugh Fraser

Mystery & Suspense • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1937

Hugh Fraser and Nigel Hawthorne share the narrator’s role in this trio of Hercule Poirot short stories. Hawthorne masterfully handles the title story, in which Poirot suspects that the suicide of Barbara Allen was actually murder. Hawthorne reads both the British characters and the Belgian Poirot with delightfully authentic accents. Fraser, who narrates the other stories, is impressive with his vocal characterizations. His depiction of Mrs. Macatta, a minor player in "The Incredible Theft," is amusingly on target, as is Poirot’s detective work when military plans are purloined. "Triangle at Rhodes" finds the vacationing Poirot pressed into service when a marriage turns to murder. Both readers succeed in flavoring, rather than overpowering, the stories with European accents. J.J.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]



Trade Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2002

CD ISBN 978-1-57270-284-4 $26.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×