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Publisher's Summary

When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say, "It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it.... But he was murdered, wasn't he?"
In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery....
This title was previously published as Funerals Are Fatal.
©1953 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers
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By MAGJAG on 08-20-14

Hugh Fraser Forever!

Would you consider the audio edition of After the Funeral to be better than the print version?

Yes, It was much more vivid than if I read it in bits and pieces myself. Listening to a great book allows me to listen for extended periods of time instead of trying to squeeze in reading time during a busy day.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Poirot. It begins and ends with Hercule.

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

There should be a law that only Hugh Fraser (or David Suchet) narrate Christie novels. Fraser's performance is like having your own special narrator who will spellbind only you to the exclusion of the rest of the world. A wonderful, wonderful talent. Fraser brings each character to life and adds emotional intensity at the perfect moment.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to work my way through each and ever single volume Hugh Fraser narrates.

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By Calliope on 12-26-13

an oldie but a goodie

Agatha Christie's stories still hold up well over time, in spite of items (even plot-dependent items) that are out-of-date these days. This is a good mystery, performed well by Hugh Fraser, and very enjoyable. Hercule Poirot is a character whom I find a little over-bearing, but fortunately he doesn't show up until about half-way through.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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