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The bestselling mystery writer of all time. The greatest detective of the century. The romance of the Orient Express. The murder and the mystery that has shocked--and stumped--readers for the past six decades. This is Murder on the Orient Express.

"Christie keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end."-- Times Literary Supplement (from the original 1934 review)

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Overview

The bestselling mystery writer of all time. The greatest detective of the century. The romance of the Orient Express. The murder and the mystery that has shocked--and stumped--readers for the past six decades. This is Murder on the Orient Express.

"Christie keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end."-- Times Literary Supplement (from the original 1934 review)

The debonair Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot pulls out a few ingenious tricks to trap a killer on an express train across Europe. 2 cassettes.

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Editorial Reviews

Donna Leon
“Any mystery writer who wants to learn how to plot should spend a few days reading Agatha Christie. She’ll show you everything you want to know.”
Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)
"Refreshingly original."
Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Refreshingly original.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400132690
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Unabridged Classics in Audio Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 6.52 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

Table of Contents

Cast of Characters vii
Part 1 The Facts
1 An Important Passenger on the Taurus Express 3
2 The Tokatlian Hotel 13
3 Poirot Refuses a Case 21
4 A Cry in the Night 29
5 The Crime 33
6 A Woman 45
7 The Body 53
8 The Armstrong Kidnapping Case 63
Part 2 The Evidence
1 The Evidence of the Wagon Lit Conductor 69
2 The Evidence of the Secretary 76
3 The Evidence of the Valet 81
4 The Evidence of the American Lady 87
5 The Evidence of the Swedish Lady 95
6 The Evidence of the Russian Princess 101
7 The Evidence of Count and Countess Andrenyi 108
8 The Evidence of Colonel Arbuthnot 114
9 The Evidence of Mr. Hardman 123
10 The Evidence of the Italian 130
11 The Evidence of Miss Debenham 134
12 The Evidence of the German Lady's-maid 140
13 Summary of the Passengers' Evidence 147
14 The Evidence of the Weapon 155
15 The Evidence of the Passengers' Luggage 163
Part 3 Hercule Poirot Sits Back and Thinks
1 Which of Them? 181
2 Ten Questions 189
3 Certain Suggestive Points 195
4 The Grease Spot on a Hungarian Passport 204
5 The Christian Name of Princess Dragomiroff 211
6 A Second Interview with Colonel Arbuthnot 216
7 The Identity of Mary Debenham 220
8 Further Surprising Revelations 224
9 Poirot Propounds Two Solutions 231
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  • Posted March 20, 2011

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    If you like Agatha Christie, this is a gem!

    This is about two young people in postwar (WW 2)London scrabbling about with empty pockets in search of jobs. Casual accqaintences before, they meet by accident and, over a cup of tea, decide to pool their talents and put an ad in newspapers as investigators, The Young
    Adventurers' and they niavely fall into a crimminal gang's plot to overthrow the British government. I couldn't put it down 'til the last page and is that a surprise.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

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    Great 2nd Book

    I finally finished reading the second book of my Agatha Christie self challenge. I picked it up shortly after finishing The Mysterious Affair at Styles but wasn't able to really get into it the way I wanted to, not because of the book though, but because of outside influences. Then when I went to pick it up again, I couldn't find the blasted thing. I looked everywhere for it and not one speck of it's lovely brown cover was to be seen. So I had to go buy the book again and now here I am a few days later giving my short review of it.


    Here is the synopsis from the back cover:


    Two bright young characters of the Jazz Age start out looking for adventures and wind us saving England in Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary. Childhood friends Tommy Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Crowley have hit hard times. It's 1920, and the Great War is blessedly over. But the peace has left staid old England in the upheaval and the young veteran and the pretty former nurse flat broke. In the free spirit of the age, the two advertise themselves as "Young Adventurers," hoping for enjoyable as well as profitable employment. Their first client, a British Army Intelligence officer, promises both when he hires them to find a missing woman, and the charming duo are soon involved in a case of international intrigue, mistaken identities, and ultimately romance.




    I found the book as well as the characters, Tommy and Tuppence, to be both intelligent and at times a little spastic. Now you may think that spastic is a bad thing, normally it is, but here it is a wonderful thing. The pace and the dialogue are snappy, quick, and above all else entertaining. The dialogue is simply breathtaking to read. It's quick and punchy. The report between Tommy and Tuppence is simply amazing. This book really showed how well Agatha Christie could write quick, believable dialogue. It is still the one element that is really sticking in my mind after finishing the book last night.


    It had been a long time since I had read the book so the fact that this is more of a "espionage" novel rather than a "murder mystery" was not at the top of my mind. I was a little bit dismayed at first because I do enjoy a nice murder. It wasn't long though before I didn't care anymore. The story grabbed me and never let go.


    I'm really looking forward to the next Tommy & Tuppence novel but there are a "few" books between now and then. They already feel like old friends that you can't get enough of.


    If you like a great read with secret organizations, master-mind criminals posing as someone else, witty dialogue and characters, torpedoed ships, beautiful girls with amnesia, and rich Americans, this book is for you.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2001

    Pretty Good!

    I thought that this book was pretty good. It presented a unique problem. I predicted who the criminal was, but I am very good at mysteries and I don't think that it was very obvious (the answer, I mean). You should definitely read this book. I couldn't put it down!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2014

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    Somehow a description of Murder on the Orient Express has been a

    Somehow a description of Murder on the Orient Express has been attached to this edition. This is a lighter piece, the first story about Tommy and Tuppence Beresford (before their marriage), just after the end of World War I.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Beautiful

    Beautiful

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    Fantastic!

    Very exciting adventure, funny at points and absolutely baffling to solve!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2004

    NO SECRET HERE - A FINE VOICE PERFORMANCE

    Popular performer Samantha Bond uses her wonderful British voice to best advantage in reading this -not-too-heavy tale by the doyenne of mysteries, Agatha Christie. Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley suffer from a common malady - they need money. So, being an imaginative pair they decide to hire themselves out as adventurers, if you will, able and ready to tackle anything for a sum. Better be careful what you ask for - they're retained by the evil Mr. Whittington who is a threat not only to Great Britain but also to our impecunious pair. As they say, two heads are better than one but Tommy and Tuppence must use all the brainpower each possesses to get out of this scrape. The dialogue features frequent feasts of repartee - a thoroughly entertaining listen. - Gail Cooke

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Fine and fun

    Not much on the mystery side both wonderfully done...

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