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Murder on the Orient Express

Written by: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Tom Conti,Jane Asher,Ruta Gedmintas,Paterson Joseph,Rula Lenska,Art Malik,Eddie Marsan,Sophie Okonedo,Walles Hamonde
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2018 CAMEO Book to Audio Award

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. On board is the famous detective Hercule Poirot, and one man who, come morning, will be found dead, his compartment locked from the inside. 

This Audible Original dramatisation follows the train as it's stopped dead in its tracks at midnight. The train's stranded passengers soon become suspects as the race to uncover the murderer begins before he or she strikes again. 

This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti (The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo (After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast and even sound effects recorded on the Orient Express itself. 

Starring: Tom Conti as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo as Mary Debenham, Paterson Joseph as Colonel Arbuthnot, Walles Hamonde as Hector Macqueen, Jay Benedict as Monsieur Bouc, Jane Asher as Mrs Hubbard, Rula Lenska as Princess Dragonioff, Ruta Gedmintas as Countess Andrenyi, Eddie Marsan as Ratchett and Art Malik as the Narrator. 

Also featuring: Marie Rabe, John Chancer, Cedric Cirotteau, Andreas Karras, Barnabas Reti, Cristina Catalina, Greg Canestrari, Harry Hadden-Paton, Christope Delesques, Atilla Akinci, Hakan Silahsiz and Jeff Gerard. 

©1934 Agatha Christie (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the critics say

"With a perfect accent and professional ease, Tom Conti becomes one of the most-beloved detectives in fiction, Hercule Poirot.... The entire cast has a wonderful time playing off Conti as the detective interviews the suspects one by one.... Even those who know this classic's clever ending will enjoy the production." (AudioFile)

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Excellent Dramatization

Wasn't quite sure about the voice of Poirot at first, but he grew on me with time, and the rest of the cast gives an excellent performance. All in all, well done and highly recommended.

P.S: Please Audible, please give us more full length dramatization of Christie books; I really like this, and would love to see more.

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Nothing short of amazing

This was incredible. I felt like listening to an old-time radio soap opera. My only regret is not to have discovered these types of recordings before!

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Couldn't Have Picked a Better First Audible Book

I was in need of something to pass the time after my Lasik Eye Surgery, since screens and reading were a zero tolerance option. What a great way to spend a day stuck inside, eyes closed and in the dark. I could see it all. The train, the dining car, cabins and characters. Amazing!

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Perfect!

The voice of Poirot is perfect. The others are superb, as I have heard and seen other performances I must say this one is” of the first water”!

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Amazing narrations

it took me a day to finish as the narrators and the story really buried me into the story, as if I was on the train myself

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Wonderful Listen

I am an avid Agatha Christie fan and loved this version of Murder on the Orient Express. The mixed cast of voices were true to character, and Poirot couldn't have been more perfect. They were all just as I'd imagined them the first time I read the book. Well done #Audible1 for adding this to your catalogue. It certainly didn't disappoint.

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A great cast

I wasn't expecting much from this audio drama. Once I listened to it I was blown away by the actor's performances. Murder on the Orient Express is such a well known story. This cast did it justice and made it well worth the credit. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys audio dramas and murder mysteries.

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A good audiobook to start with if new to Agatha C.

My first Agatha Christie. Loved the full cast reading. Hope Audible does more of these.

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Amazing story, and great production value.

I have only recently started listening to Agatha Christie, and needed to listen to more! This story is gripping and very well produced. I recommend it.

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Recommend the book just not this version.

Recommend the book just not this version, It was all dialogue and barely any narration.

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