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  • Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • Written by: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

"The ABC Murders": A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer.

"After the Funeral": A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder.

"Death on the Nile": Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place.

"Peril at End House": Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat, and a bullet.

"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd": Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

"Murder on the Orient Express": Poirot is aboard a snowbound train when a passenger is found murdered.

"Three Act Tragedy": Poirot is one of the guests at a party when a clergyman dies whilst sipping a cocktail.

"The Mysterious Affair at Styles": Poirot and Captain Hastings become re-acquainted in a quiet English village in 1916.

These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations showcase eight of the finest cases in Hercule Poirot's career. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, they feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects…

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Love love this

I really enjoy these BBC radio dramas, I am a HUGE Agatha Christie fan and love that this is an option for my long commutes to work. The performances are really well done and enjoyable. If you are a fan of David Suchet's portrayal of Poirot, you will enjoy these dramatizations. #Audible1

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Excellent performance!

The actors did a fantastic job delivering the story. Johm Moffatt is great! Highly recommend!

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Agatha Christie the genius would keep you spellbound

This audible series is an EXCELLENT collection of the best of Agatha Christie stories. The dramatization is FANTASTIC. John Moffat and the casting team did a fine job. Thank you to: 1. Agatha Christie 2. John Moffat and the casting team 3. BBC 4. Audible 5. All the other support staff Best Wishes from Indranil Chaudhury-CANADA

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Absolutely stellar!

Great stories, performed absolutely impeccably! A must for any murder mystery fans, and a trie Agatha Christie classic.

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  • 2015-01-25

Excellent performances

Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Finest Cases to be better than the print version?

No, because these stories are abridged.

What did you like best about this story?

Agatha Christie's books are always a pleasure, including the selections on this audiobook.

Have you listened to any of John Moffat and Full Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to a number and they are all very good.

Any additional comments?

I suggest reading the books first. Because these are abridged, if you are not familiar with the full book there is a sense of gaps in the plots. It is most noticeable in the ABC Murders, After the Funeral, and The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

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  • J&M Demildt
  • 2016-05-04

A Treat for your "Little Grey Cells"

This compilation of Poirot mysteries is extremely well done. The voice actors do a great job of bringing the stories to life- and the music and sound effects enhance the listening experience. I like that these are radio plays instead of audiobooks- I love Christie's novels but these are much more fast paced. A few details get left out but the twists and turns Christie is known for are all still there. In this collection you get some of the best Poirot stories- my favorites being The Murder on the Orient Express and The Murder of Roger Akroyd. I'd recommend this collection to any mystery fan- it's a great intro to Agatha Christie's most famous detective and his most puzzling cases.

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  • Kristin
  • 2015-01-09

Really great collection!

I love all the Poirot radio dramatizations so it was fun to have so many in one album! This will be a favorite!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-10-12

Best Agatha Christie bargain

Loved this boxed set equivalent.
Thanks Audible.
All my favorite murder mystery radio plays in one place. Awesome.

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  • DARBY KERN
  • 2014-12-20

John Moffat as Poirot is always wonderful.

Would you try another book from Agatha Christie and/or John Moffat and Full Cast ?

Of course. I have a large selection of them already- this purchase was to upgrade some cassette recordings to digital. I shall do more and I will continue to purchase programs I don't already own.

What did you like best about this story?

MIchael Bakewell does a great job adapting Christie's work and the performances are always first rate. I love the books but this allows me to revisit them without committing a huge amount of time. They're great for road trips as well.

Have you listened to any of John Moffat and Full Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have enjoyed many of Moffat's performances before. In my opinion he and David Suchet are the best Poirot's ever- and I would have a hard time choosing a favorite between the two. Moffat is wonderful for this medium but he wouldn't work visually. His performance is spot on.

Do you think Poirot’s Finest Cases needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

A volume two would be nice, but I probably have many of them already. I'd probably still buy it.

Any additional comments?

If you're an Agatha Christie fan the BBC dramas are a great way to get to know her stories, if you're not going to sit down and read the books themselves that is. They have the tone and flavor of her books and are beautifully adapted- even the shorter ones. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd is a favorite book and radio drama, wonderfully adapted with great performances.

This purchase would cost nearly $70 if bought separately. The price here is great. Go for it! Buy it now!

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  • Shelley
  • 2016-05-11

Most Excellent!

I truly. enjoy full cast performances. They we're all done quite well. And no matter how many times I listen to them, I get the same pleasure as the first.

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  • 2Ponds
  • 2016-04-15

Always a good choice

I get tired of slogging around, looking for a book that will take me away, not insult me or inundate me with drivel and TMI, so I started going back to the old tried and true. Very entertaining and worth listening to. Holds your attention, entertains you, keeps you guessing. The actors are all very believable as portrayed and a bit different than just the one reader, which is a pleasant change.

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  • Alexander Bergdahl
  • 2016-04-10

Lovely versions of Christie classics

I just love old radio dramatizations, especially when they're as good as this. Perfect for long drives.

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  • D. Hill
  • 2015-07-01

John Moffat IS Hercule Poirot

Flawless performance as Hercule Poirot by John Moffat, and excellent cast performances all around. Well done.

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  • SJ
  • 2015-01-16

So entertaining

This is a great presentation of these stories. The sounds punctuate the dialogue perfectly. Very enjoyable.
I highly recommend it.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2020-07-16

Recommended

This is a wonderful adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novels. The cast was amazing and the dramatisation retained how humorous the novels can be. Once again, the BBC produced a remarkable programme. I can only recommend it.