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A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon - a highly recommended audiobook.
(Posted on 12 April 2013)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
Every superlative has been used to describe the literary achievements of Agatha Christie and it would be hard to exaggerate any claims for her fame. With sales of around four billion and still climbing, there can be few people in the English speaking world and beyond who have not heard of or read at least one of her books.
Now there’s a new way to enjoy the queen of crime, and that’s on CD or MP3 audiobook format. And what better place to start any Christie audiobook collection than with Death in the Clouds? First published as Death in the Air in 1935, this story has the new fashion for commercial flight as its backdrop. During a flight from Paris, one of the passengers is found dead, seemingly from natural causes. But the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was also on board and knows better. The plot involves the usual questions of who, how and why, with a long list of suspects, and is resolved in one of Christie’s dénouements with Poirot displaying his analytical skills to the full. Listeners will be hard pushed to correctly identify the murderer as a number of false trails are laid as traps.
First adapted by ITV in 1992 and starring David Suchet as Poirot, Radio 4 have laid on a full cast of readers for this BBC drama MP3 audiobook, which is guaranteed to delay any chance of getting off to sleep early for bedtime listeners!