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This version is very close to the book. I enjoy it very much. It is one of my favorite stories. The actors did a fine job and they are the voices I hear when I read the full story.
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This was one of Agatha Christie's later books and generally they aren't as involving or convincing as those from the 30's or 40's, but I'm happy to say that I think this one bucks the trend.
The main protagonist, Mark Easterbrook, is played with a convincing mix of suavity and inquisitiveness by Jeremy Clyde, and Ariadne Oliver (here more than ever obviously based on AC herself) is brought to life superbly by Stephanie Cole. I think she brings a sense of exasperation, muddle-headedness and practical common sense to the role - which I think suits the character well.
The story doesn't really lend itself to a full book, which is probably why it works so well here as a dramatisation. There's just enough pointers in the dialogue and in the use of music to hint that the setting is the late 50's, which I think helps with the atmosphere.
This isn't the normal Poirot or Marple story but for someone looking for a fun, engaging cast and a slightly macabre (but not supernatural) play then you should definitely give it a go!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I very much enjoyed this audio book. It's one of my favourite stories. I can listen to the dramatisation of this book on a regular basis. I like the twists and turns of the story and how the actors seem to really connect with the characters.
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