• The Mystery of the Blue Train

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 6
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-25-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again, for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.
©1928 Agatha Christie (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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Critic Reviews

"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)
"The Empress of the crime novel." (Sunday Express)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jess on 05-23-13

Hugh Fraser does it again

Would you listen to The Mystery of the Blue Train again? Why?

The Mystery of the Blue Train is one of my favourite Christie novels, and I think Hugh Fraser did a wonderful job mimicking David Suchet's Poirot voice, as well as making the women sound normal instead of overly feminine.

What other book might you compare The Mystery of the Blue Train to and why?

And Then There Were None, narrated by the same actor, but with no Poirot, so no fallback character. A wonderfully creepy rendition of Justice Wargrave.

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

Wonderfully varied in voice, with each character distinct by sound alone, and his natural voice is perfect for narrating.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Katherine tells Poirot she can't go on, Hugh Fraser captures the distress in her voice in a perfect, yet understated, manner.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend to anyone and everyone - thoroughly enjoyable!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Janey on 05-05-15

Good story

Good story. Classic Christie tale. As always Hugh Frasers narration is perfect. I could listen to him reading anything. Brilliant!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By melanie on 02-02-13

It's Agatha Christie

Another wonderful book from Agatha Christie. Narrated by the wonderful Hugh Fraser who reads all the parts with excellent accents and makes you feel your really in the strory.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Snert on 10-28-15

Very enjoyable.

Great story without being ridiculously convoluted. Hugh Fraser does a superb job narrating and of character dialogue.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Eliza on 01-23-18

Good story but didn’t love the narrator

The storey was really good. Not my favourite Agatha Cheshire book but still good. However it was hard to differentiate between the male and female voices that the narrator used. Some of the females did sound female but occasionally there was one that sounded male and it was quite confusing when trying to keep track of which character that was.
Besides that, I have no complaints.

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