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By David T-Rex on 11-22-14
As good as David Suchet is on the TV
Any additional comments?
I have always loved Poirot on TV and John Moffat plays the role fantastically well - despite knowing the stories I am always drawn into the plots and drama
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
By Mr. D. A. G. Talbot on 03-24-18
Why oh why do Audible seem to be incapable of producing box sets which tell you where you are? There are 8 stories & all we get is Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 etc. What happens if the listener wants to listen to, for example, Murder in The Orient Express first?
It is ridiculous not to break up a box set into the actual stories, or at least to give The listener a clue!
The performances themselves are excellent, but I cannot give 5 stars due to the impossibility of choosing which story one listens to.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Pamela on 07-18-16
Enchanting Comforting Enjoyable
Firstly this is fabulous value for money and the acting in each one is charming and engaging.
The word of Poirot and Captain Hastings need little introduction. However the magic and charm never fades. I can only recommend this audio dramatisation with out reserve. It is comforting uplifting and somehow safe.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Kerry on 12-03-15
A smorgasbord of delight
Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Finest Cases to be better than the print version?
While nothing quite compares to the joy of curling up with an Agatha Christie paperback, these dramatised versions of her magnificent characters and plots comes pretty damn close.
The performances effectively explore both the sublime and ridiculous (in the best way!) elements that drive each of these stories home. They add just enough 'tongue-in-cheek' to drive the story and glamour to perfectly capture the ambiance of interwar splendour.
Who was your favorite character and why?
My enduring love for Captain Hastings is only deepened by the fantastic performance of Simon Williams, who captured his sweet naïveté without slipping into buffoonery.
Have you listened to any of John Moffat and Full Cast ’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I have listened to many of John Moffat's performances as Poirot. I enjoy the way that he not only shows the characters admirable qualities but also his irascibility and foibles.
I was also pleased to hear casts that included many of my favourite voices on the radio and felt that they all excelled themselves. These dramatisations more than hold their weight with similar works by the cast.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By GEORGIA on 02-06-16
all the cast was remarkable! it felt like I was actually there! loved it ! Totally recomend it for all Agatha fans!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Nigel on 03-03-18
Fantastic,but why not compiled in broadcast order?
Whilst you don’t need to listen to Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot’ particularly in any set order, I do wonder why these two collections have been organised so randomly. Is there any reason to their order? It isn’t in book or broadcast order. The first set contain the better stories and are more recently dramatised.
[Book number - Year published] Name [Date broadcast by BBC]
Poirot’s Finest Cases:
[13 1936] The ABC Murders [BBC 2000]
[31 1953] After the Funeral [BBC 1999]
[17 1937] Death on the Nile [BBC 1997]
[04 1926] The Murder of Roger Ackroyd [BBC 1987]
[10 1934] Murder on the Orient Express [BBC 1992]
[01 1920] The Mysterious Affair at Styles [BBC 2005]
[08 1932] Peril at End House [BBC 2000]
[11 1935] Three Act Tragedy [BBC 2002]
More of Poirot’s Finest Cases:
[24 1941] Evil Under the Sun [BBC 1998]
[22 1940] Sad Cypress [BBC 1992]
[14 1936] Murder in Mesopotamia [BBC 1994]
[09 1933] Lord Edgware Dies [BBC 1992]
[39 1969] Hallowe’en Party [BBC 1992]
[02 1923] Murder on the Links [BBC 1990]
[25 1942] Five Little pigs [BBC 1994]
Expect there will be a third, and possibly a fourth, compilation as there are a further 10 Poirot stories dramatised by BBC Radio featuring John Moffatt.
[Anybody notice the incorrect spelling of John Moffatt’s name on the ‘More’ compilation?]
3 of 3 people found this review helpful