• Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 10-16-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (1,307 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
"The ABC Murders": A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer.
"After the Funeral": A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder.
"Death on the Nile": Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place.
"Peril at End House": Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat, and a bullet.
"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd": Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.
"Murder on the Orient Express": Poirot is aboard a snowbound train when a passenger is found murdered.
"Three Act Tragedy": Poirot is one of the guests at a party when a clergyman dies whilst sipping a cocktail.
"The Mysterious Affair at Styles": Poirot and Captain Hastings become re-acquainted in a quiet English village in 1916.
These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations showcase eight of the finest cases in Hercule Poirot's career. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, they feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects…
©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Customer on 01-25-15

Excellent performances

Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Finest Cases to be better than the print version?

No, because these stories are abridged.

What did you like best about this story?

Agatha Christie's books are always a pleasure, including the selections on this audiobook.

Have you listened to any of John Moffat and Full Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to a number and they are all very good.

Any additional comments?

I suggest reading the books first. Because these are abridged, if you are not familiar with the full book there is a sense of gaps in the plots. It is most noticeable in the ABC Murders, After the Funeral, and The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

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27 of 27 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By J&M Demildt on 05-04-16

A Treat for your "Little Grey Cells"

This compilation of Poirot mysteries is extremely well done. The voice actors do a great job of bringing the stories to life- and the music and sound effects enhance the listening experience. I like that these are radio plays instead of audiobooks- I love Christie's novels but these are much more fast paced. A few details get left out but the twists and turns Christie is known for are all still there. In this collection you get some of the best Poirot stories- my favorites being The Murder on the Orient Express and The Murder of Roger Akroyd. I'd recommend this collection to any mystery fan- it's a great intro to Agatha Christie's most famous detective and his most puzzling cases.

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5 out of 5 stars
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

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Pammy 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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SheSells on 12-27-15

Excellent cast recordings of classic mysteries

What made the experience of listening to Poirot's Finest Cases the most enjoyable?

Really nice casting, good acting, and good scripting.

What did you like best about this story?

These are some of Agatha Christie's most famous mysteries.

What does John Moffat and Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I like to listen to this book while relaxing at home or to fall asleep if I'm travelling or having trouble sleeping. These books are ideal for that. I can listen to the same stories again and again and enjoy them.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-29-18

wonderful

loved this series of stories, love the full cast performance, just a very relaxing and pleasant listen.

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