• Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-28-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A new unabridged Agatha Christie mystery, featuring the young adventurers Lady ‘Frankie’ Derwent and Bobby Jones. While playing an erratic round of golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. With his final breath the man opens his eyes and says, ‘Why didn’t they ask Evans?’ Haunted by these words, Bobby and his vivacious companion, Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger…
©2008 Agatha Christie (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"A story that tickles and tantalizes but never exhausts the readers’ patience or ingenuity.’ Times Literary Supplement‘Thoroughly entertaining in a not too solemn way." (Books)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By jocelyn on 01-09-12

Charming tale well performed

Really enjoyed this tale. Took a bit of remembering all the characters but well acted and a classic Christie tale with twists and charming main characters

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 05-03-13

Classis Christie

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Sure, it was fun.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The characters were cute and fun.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emilia Fox?

Someone with a better grasp of their American accent.

Do you think Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

Any additional comments?

A fun mystery in Christie's usual style.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. R. Brompton on 04-20-16

1920s early story

I enjoy this early Agatha Christie story for it's twists and turns but I really prefer the later stories, as they don't tend to be quite so full of 'jolly young things'. It is however still worth a listen.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 12-04-14

Decent Christie ruined by narrator

I do hope that Emilia Fox won't be let loose on any more audiobooks. Her reading is wooden, and when she attempted any accent I was praying for it to stop. I'm assuming that the only reason she was chosen was that she can read in an RP accent. It's a shame, because this is one of Agatha Christie's more decent non- Poirot or Marple stories.

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7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer2 on 10-16-15

Love the story.

Have read this Agatha Christie before and find it her most interesting one. It's a fun story along with the sleuthing. Beautifully read by Emily Fox.
All round an enjoyable few hours.

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