Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. The man opens his eyes and with his last breath says, "Why didn't they ask Evans?"
Haunted by those words, Bobby and his vivacious companion, Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger....
This title was previously published as The Boomerang Clue.

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Emilia Fox ruins another Agatha Christie

What made the experience of listening to Why Didn't They Ask Evans? the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the mystery and the characters, as I nearly always do with Agatha Christie.


Would you be willing to try another one of Emilia Fox’s performances?

Emilia Fox is absolutely the worst. I have listened to a lot of her performances, as she does most of the Miss Marples and a Poirot, and several of the stand-alone mysteries. Her narration is okay, but her voices make me want to break things. Why she thinks she needs to talk in a squeaky, completely affected voice for her female characters I will never understand. Her male voices aren't great either, which isn't entirely her fault, but she always manages to make male characters who are just normal people sound like utter weirdos. I wish she would give more thought to what people actually sound like and not try to make up silly voices for so many characters.


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- KaleAndromache

Interesting story, lackluster performance.

The story is an enjoyable read with appropriate and interesting twists. The performance is not as well done as it might be. The various character voices seems strained and somewhat inconsistent. Frankie's voice is sometime high, almost squeaky and at others, less so and more natural. The male voices, while differentiated, sound much like a woman trying to sound male, which is just what is happening. They sound as if a woman was intentionally attempting to lower her voice - which is what is happening. One minor textual inconsistency occurs when Bobby bus a motorcycle and rides through town in cap and Google's - but then hides the "bicycle" behind some bushes. I don't know if that is in the book, or a mistake by the narrator.

Even so, the story is enjoyable and moves relatively quickly, so I'd recommend it. As the only or one of only a handful of Frankie and Bobby adventures, it is a must read for Christie fans.
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- H. Roberson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio