• Ordeal by Innocence

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-30-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered, and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Throughout the trial Jack had maintained his innocence, claiming he was hitchhiking on the night of the murder and he had been picked up by a middle-aged man in a dark car. Unable to locate this mystery man the police viewed Jack's story as a lie. Calgary was the stranger in question, but he arrives too late for Jack, who succumbs to pneumonia after serving just six months of his sentence. Feeling a sense of duty to the Argyles, Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family: it means one of the family is a murderer.
©1958 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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2 out of 5 stars
By Sarah Bridge on 01-18-18

Not her best murder mystery

Started off really promisingly but the story soon became repetitive and tedious. The narrator does a good job but it really began to pall and while I kept going to the end it all felt like too much of an ordeal.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 09-07-14

Not an ordeal to listen to!

Would you consider the audio edition of Ordeal by Innocence to be better than the print version?

Yes. It is nice to listen to a story and hear how the narrator portrays each character. Hugh is an excellent narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Leo Argyle. Although he is broken after Rachel's death he remained a pillar for his family.

Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to most of his Agatha Christie novels and have enjoyed them. This was one of his best performances.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Everybody makes mistakes, but some mistakes are deadly.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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