Murder on the Orient Express
Hercule Poirot manages to get a berth on the glamorous Orient Express, which is unusually crowded for the off season. He joins an international cast of passengers on the train, one of whom attracts his attention - a smartly dressed, obviously wealthy American. The next day the man tells Poirot... show more
Hercule Poirot manages to get a berth on the glamorous Orient Express, which is unusually crowded for the off season. He joins an international cast of passengers on the train, one of whom attracts his attention - a smartly dressed, obviously wealthy American. The next day the man tells Poirot that his life has been threatened and offers the detective "big money" if he will protect him. But there is something about the man Poirot doesn't like, and he refuses the offer.
The next morning the man is found dead in his cabin, stabbed twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Hercule Poirot - but which is real and which a clever plant? Poirot realizes that this time he is dealing with a murderer of enormous cunning and that, in a case fraught with fear and inconsistencies, only one thing is certain - the murderer is still aboard the train and waiting to strike again.
Agatha Christie's famous mystery is dramatized with a full cast starring John Moffatt as Poirot, and including Joss Ackland, Sylvia Syms, and Francesca Annis.
Publish date: July 24th 2007
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#10)
Seriously. Other reviewers have probably gone over why "Murder on the Orient Express" is so good. And seriously it's so good. If locked room mysteries with clever solutions are your thing, go here. I recall reading this for the first time years ago and I maybe shrieked when the solution was revealed...
"It is so mad, my friend, that sometimes I am haunted by the sensation that really it must be very simple."In anticipation of the movie I went to check if I had read this, and it turned out I hadn't. I didn't know what I'd been missing. To echo Poirot: Mon Dieu! What a fun mystery. The plot is so si...
I have a confession to make - this is actually my first Agatha Christie's book. I have never read any of her books and even though I have heard of her, I never once touched her books. So what compels me to read Murder on the Orient Express? Hype perhaps of the upcoming movie? A few months back my fa...
I won´t be saying much about the story. It´s brilliant and worth every single star of my five star rating back when I read it for the very first time. I had a problem with the narration of this audiobook. Dan Stevens is an excellent narrator and I enjoyed listening to the audiobook. But he simply ...
Monsieur Hercule Poirot is on a train traveling with the train owner, a doctor and 12 other people. Sometime during the night, before the train is trapped due to snow on the tracks, a man is murdered. He is thought to the be the man who murdered a baby during a kidnapping and escaped justice in the ...