Murder on the Links : Hercule Poirot

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Hugh Fraser
  • Series: Hercule Poirot
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.
But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse....

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Surprisingly Silly Story, But Enjoyable

This story has nothing whatsoever to do with golf, so please don't be fooled, as I was, by the lively cover art. I don't like golf or play ⛳️, but I certainly thought that a mystery with a golf theme 🏌 would be a lark. It wasn't. Also, this story is very silly, even to the point of being slap-happy or tongue-in-cheek (way more than other mysteries featuring mustachioed hero Hercule Poirot), almost as if the author was inebriated or otherwise made giddy, especially toward the end. I also found the solution to the mystery wackily complex and contrived, and the characters too multitudinous (does ANY mystery need THREE beautiful young females who are so similar that a careless reader will easily forget which is which?) and often acting contrary to their characters,

This book deserves three, or at most three and a half stars. The fourth star is for the narrator, who's so talented and so expert at doing accents that listening was always a pleasure. Due to the silliness and ultimately the forgettable nature of the story (by tomorrow morning, I will no longer recall the identity of the killer), however, I recommend it only for diehard Christie/Poirot fans who (like me) are determined to read all of the books in the series in chronological order, or those who will feel unhappy missing the tale of how Captain Hastings finds love and acquires a wife during the course of a murder investigation.

Story: C+; Narration: A
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- Gretchen SLP "Avid listener on my daily commute!"

Great Story

As always, Hugh Fraser narrates the story very well. His Poirot voice matches the one from the film version so well, it is better than the one David Suchet uses in the audio books he narrates! The story is very well-crafted and moves quickly. I could not have predicted the twist at the end. This work has more romance in it than the other Poirot stories I know, which makes it all the more interesting and meaningful.
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- Sylvia L.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio