I listened to the audiobook narrated by Hugh Fraser and I could listen to Fraser for hours on end. He is by far my favorite narrator of the Christe books and he even outshines David Suchet.
The Murder on the Links is one of my favorite Poirot novels. The mystery is a great one, Poirot has to deal with his french counterpart and Hastings is absolutely adorable in this book.
I highly recommend listening to the audiobook, but if you only have a physical copy of it lying around, read it. It´s so good.
I still haven´t gotten around to reading the sequel to Hyperion and it´s been some time since I read this book. So I decided to listen to full cast narrated audiobook. The narration is excellent and it´s been a joy to listen to the seven stories told by seven different voices.
I have to say, though, that I had some slight problems with some of the stories, especially the soldier´s and the poet´s tale.
As I have said before, the soldier´s tale is torture porn, disgusting and boring filth. I liked the story of the poet´s tale, but it´s full of profanities, a thing which I can hardly tolerate in the books I am reading. But apparently my eyes can do something which my ears cannot do: they can glaze over (I haven´t learned to shut off my ears just yet). I didn´t realize how awful these stories (especially the soldier´s tale) were, until I listened to them.
The detective´s tale and the consul´s tale aren´t my favourites, but I didn´t mind reading them. I liked the consul´s tale better than the detective´s tale, because the concept of time debt is an interesting one and because the fighting scenes in the detective´s tale were a tedious thing to listen to (One thing I learned from listening to this audiobook: I don´t like listening to battle and fighting scenes).
I loved the priest´s and the scholar´s tale. The scholar´s tale is heartbreaking and I can´t wait to see how Saul Weintraub´s story plays out in The Fall of Hyperion. The priest´s tale is the first story that is getting told and it´s terrifying and creepy. I really like the narrative style of this story and the Tesla trees are awesome.
On my first read I gave Hyperion 4,5 stars, but I´m changing it to 3,5 stars. I started The Fall of Hyperion today and I´m curious where the story is going from here