Agatha Christie has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the bestselling writer of all time with around four billion copies sold worldwide. So it will come as little surprise to know that The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding is yet another wonderfully written novel from the queen of crime writing. Now this tale is available in both CD audiobook and the convenience of an MP3 downloadable audiobook too.
In this charming story, we see why Christie has had so many of her books turned into television series, films, video games, radio programmes and audiobooks. We meet an exotic Eastern Prince who comes to England to get his fiancée a ring made from one of his family heirlooms. But the Prince has a wandering eye, which inevitably gets him into trouble as his mistress runs away with a huge ruby that the Prince had loaned her. As the Prince is reluctant to involve the police for fear of a scandal, everyone’s favourite quirky detective, Hercule Poirot, is brought in to solve the crime – subtly, of course!
As he puts his little grey cells to the test, we soon learn that for some, this Christmas will be one to remember for all the wrong reasons. In this CD audiobook, British actor John Moffat reads as Hercule Poirot and is joined by the instantly recognisable voice of Donald Sinden as the Colonel. A perfect addition to any audiobook collection, or an ironic Christmas present for someone, perhaps?