• The Witness for the Prosecution: An Agatha Christie Short Story

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-20-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 5.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time in digital audio, performed by Christopher Lee.
When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls to Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood.
During the trial, Ms French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, but as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains: will justice out?
©1933 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers
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"The plots are so good that one marvels...most of them would have made a full length thriller." (Daily Mirror)
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By Claire on 01-04-17

Lee-ly good narration

An intriguing short story from the master, similar in tone to the likes of Endless Night and And Then There Were None, in terms of darker motives undisguised by a kindly Marple or Poirot protagonist: plumbs darker depths, leaving you with a classic Christie twist. Superbly narrated by the 'other' Master!

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By Miss Emma C Stacey on 01-08-18


The story is entertaining; a gentle puzzle for the listener with enough intrigue to keep the plot moving at a suitable pace.
Christopher Lee is amazing. He brings gravitas and style to an already successful piece.

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