Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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This Hercule Poirot mystery takes place on the elegant and plush Orient Express. The train is unusually crowded, traveling from Istanbul to Paris. Ratchett, a pushy, imperious millionaire, confronts Inspector Hercule Poirot and demands that the little Belgian take a case: protection. "I have an enemy," Ratchett says, and offers Poirot $20,000 if he will help him stay alive. Poirot declines because he can afford to, and because "I do not like your face, Monsieur." Later that night, as the train sits halted and snowbound, Ratchett is murdered-- killed in a room locked from the inside. Poirot takes the case this time. It turns out that Ratchett, a gangster, a killer, kidnapper, and child abuser, died of multiple stab wounds. Clearly, this clever, ruthless killer is still on board. Thirteen people on board knew the dead man. Each has a secret. Each had a reason to kill Ratchett, and each is a suspect in this murder. Can Poirot solve this baffling crime, find the person responsible, by the time the train reaches Paris?
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2013
ISBN: 9780062265883
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO
PR6005.H66 M88 2008ab
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Characteristics: 1 sound file
Additional Contributors: Suchet, David
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jdm527
May 14, 2019

Many compliments to the voice acting.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 13, 2019

Fun little murder mystery. The audio book was narrated by Dan Stevens, and that was pretty enjoyable.

CRRL_JoyO Oct 23, 2017

This is one of Christie's best mysteries: an exotic locale, a varied cast of characters who are snowed in together, and a murder. Poirot can only rely on his "little grey cells" to deduce who murdered the dead man and how and why.

ArapahoeKati Jul 24, 2017

Dan Stevens--you know, Matthew Crawley from "Downton Abbey"--does ALL the voices. A great audiobook to listen to for a road trip.

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danielestes
Mar 16, 2012

Hercule Poirot is back, and this time he's aboard the exotic Orient Express, a passenger train traveling between India and Europe. A murder is committed, but then the train is delayed due to a snow drift, and suddenly the murderer cannot easily escape. Poirot is in his element as he rounds up an eccentric cast of suspects to question.

This novel presents itself more like a word puzzle mystery game - the clues and evidence are presented in a logical matter and summed up accordingly throughout the story. Everything is pretty much laid out on the table for the reader to draw their own conclusions. I couldn't guess whodunit, but maybe you can. Personally, the real enjoyment is watching Poirot stumble upon that 'Aha!' moment and then seeing how he cleverly chooses to reveal his thinking to us.

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