Appointment with Death: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

Appointment with Death: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

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Appointment with Death: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama by Agatha Christie, Full Full Cast

"You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed? It's the only solution."

Even when on holiday in Jerusalem—the so-called City of Peace—Hercule Poirot can't seem to escape the strains of death and murder. His first evening at the King Solomon Hotel finds the above phrase floating into his room from outside. What does it mean? Who is the speaker, and just how seriously should it be considered? While Poirot struggles to resist the lure of a fresh mystery, he cannot suppress the foreboding in his heart. Also in residence at the hotel are the Boyntons, a nervous American family held tightly in the grip of their matriarch. Then there is the young medic Sarah King, plus Dr. Theodore Gerard, an expert in the subject of schizophrenia. These and other guests are thrown together on an organized trip to the ancient city of Petra. Whilst love apparently blossoms for Miss King, death visits another member of the party. It is clearly murder, and there are a number of likely suspects. Only one man has the skill to distinguish between them: Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie's exotic mystery is dramatized with a full cast including Jill Balcon and Miriam Karlin.

2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780563536499
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Series: Hercule Poirot Radio Drama Series , #1938
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Agatha Christie was born in 1890. During the World War I she worked as a hospital dispenser, where she gleaned the working knowledge of various poisons. Her first novel was The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920, followed over the next six years by four more detective novels and a short story collection. However, it was not until the publication of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd that Agatha Christie’s reputation was firmly established. In 1930 the sharp-witted spinster sleuth Miss Marple made her first appearance in Murder at the Vicarage. In all, Agatha Christie published 80 crime novels and short story collections. As her play The Mousetrap (the longest-running play in the history of the theater) testifies, Agatha Christie’s detective stories are likely to appeal for a long time to come. Agatha Christie was awarded a CBE in 1956 and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1971. She died in 1976.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
One of Christie's best. She always keeps you guessing. Good character and plot development. An enjoyable read for the mystery lover.
Anonymous 6 months ago
The $.99cent version is corrupted. As someone stated, after page 33 it's in code. The $ 9.99 version is fine. Unacceptable. I am calling B&N's tech center to sort it out. The actual mystery is excellent. It is a perfect example of why discovering the truth behind a murder is so important; beyond, even, the basic immorality of the act of murder, itself. Without the truth, the innocent suffer. Suspicion and doubt can harm, even destroy, the lives of those on the periphery of a murder-- no matter their innocence of the actual crime.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great book until chapter 4. Nook version is a jumbled mess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The nook version has incomplered text starting in chaper 4. There is jumbled words that make no sense through the whole chapter and parts of the chapter is missing.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
Really good read! It had me guessing all the way through the end as to how they were going to figure out who did it, and more importantly, why.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great mystery, had me wondering till the end.
Anonymous 6 months ago
The story in itself is a classic Peroit whodunnit. Interesting and exotic setting, colorful and sympathetic characters, a mysterious death, (though in this case the victim is herself a villian of sorts) and the dapper little Belgian detective arrives just in time to prove foul play and point out the guilty party. Sadly much of the story was lost in this digital edition. An entire chapter (chapter 7) has so much computer code in it that it is almost impossible to read the actually lines of the story. Towards the beginning of the book entire sentences and even a few paragraphs are completely missing with the word "ommitted" in parenthesis taking their place. It made the plot difficult to follow quite frankly. Luckily the bugs are worked out by the middle of the story when the title death actually occurs. Still, I find it almost offensive that this publisher charges even 99 cents for a book that was so poorly edited into a digital copy. I had previosly read some other Appletons editions of Christie novels with no issue at all. Sadly this one, along with "Murder in the Library" had parts so poorly digitized and edited that those sections were barely readable and I was significantly confused by the end of the novel. Please use proper editing before selling digital copies of books Appletons!!!!! If you purchase this, you were duly warned about the issues with the beginning and especially chapter 7.
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mvaisl35 More than 1 year ago
Appointment with Death is a very interesting mystery story and I thought it was quite enjoyable. The book started out slowly and was confusing, but towards the middle, it picked up and really became a page-turner. The book is a bit hard to understand, but I recommend it if you like complicated mysteries with unexpected endings. Mrs. Boynton. A large, Buddha resembling women, that was mentally controlling her family. She had decided that she and her family should go on a trip to Petra, where they where surrounded by towering red cliffs. These where the last things Mrs. Boynton ever saw. Somehow, she had died. With only 24 hours to solve this case, and the only evidence being a tiny puncture mark on her arm, it's up to you to find out how Mrs. Boynton suddenly died. Other Agatha Christie books are also excellent, and they are all very good reads. The beginning of this book really gives you a sense of foreshadowing, and that the story was slowly coming to its climax, then boom! One of the main characters dies. "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Beside the fact that it was a bit hard to understand, I really enjoyed this novel. But who killed Mrs. Boynton, its up to you to find out.
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PTbooklover More than 1 year ago
Havent had the chance to read book yet, but from what i have looked thru it seems to be a good read as all of agatha's books are.
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