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Murder in Mesopotamia

著者: Agatha Christie
ナレーター: Anna Massey
シリーズ: Hercule Poirot
再生時間: 6 時間 54 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Mysteries & Thrillers

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あらすじ・解説

Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax in murder. With one spot of blood as his only clue, Hercule Poirot must embark on a journey across the desert to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers.
©1936 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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"Smooth, highly original, and completely absorbing." (New York Times)

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Dawn
  • 2012/09/15

brilliant story - disappointing narration

I was really looking forward to this version as I thought Anna Massey was a good choice of narrator. However, her Poirot is really far off the mark - too gruff, rugged and garbled, and I'm afraid to say the accent is absolutely atrocious.



It quite simply doesn't match the adorably fastidious, self-important and precise character of Poirot that Christie created, and as such I found it an unwelcome distraction to the otherwise superbly-plotted and intriguing story.



Also, the tone of her voice is too strident. You either have to turn the volume down low, or risk getting a headache after half an hour's listening. And if I'm being honest I didn't take to her pronunciation of Hercule as 'Er-Cool' instead of 'Er-Kewel' - but I expect I'm just being really picky!



I'd suggest looking for this title with another narrator, or try the excellent dramatised version with John Moffatt.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Helen
  • 2017/08/21

Poor narration

One of the few Christie books I've been unable to finish - Anna Massey's narration just didn't suit the book, and her voice for Poirot was dreadful. Give me Hugh Fraser any day, his are a joy to listen to.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KI Girl
  • 2017/08/05

I understand why this title is read by a female, but....

This Poirot story is told from the perspective of one of the female characters. It makes perfect sense that the story is read on audible by a female.

Anna Massey does a good job of all the characters with one exception - Poirot himself. The wonderful portrails of the little Belgian detective by Hugh Fraser and David Suchet are sorely missed here. He doesn't appear in the story till perhaps halfway thru but I did find Massey's Poirot slightly off putting.


Having said that it is another of Christie's wonderful whodunnits and well worth a listen.


  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • I know nothing
  • 2017/07/28

Excellent book

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The actual book is fantastic.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Massey’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

As always AC book was amazing, the narrator really spoilt it.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Susan Royse
  • 2016/12/25

Difficult to listen to.

I have many Agatha Christie books downloaded and thoroughly enjoy listening to them before bed. I am aware of the story already but found it very difficult to listen and follow this narration. I'm afraid that Anna Massey's accents are just awful. Half the time when it was supposed to be Poirot I thought it it was some German character. A waste of money as I will not be listening again.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Robyn
  • 2016/12/04

Horrible french accent!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Anna Massey?

Only if she didn't have to do any accents! She has a lovely voice when just reading straight though!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael A
  • 2018/01/20

accent.

I cannot understand why an accomplished actress trys to speak like an man is excruciating listening to it.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jamie
  • 2019/09/03

A first rate story ruined.

Another first class story from Agatha Christie with a great plot. However it was completely ruined by the reader, who's French accent was truly terrible and reminded me of Peter Sellers playing inspector Clouseau.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gordon Davis-Day
  • 2019/07/26

One of my favourite books

It is a pleasure to hear one of my favourite books in audio, I enjoyed the reader but was put off a bit by the accents. Anna Massey is just pleasure to listen to with adding the accents, it was good to hear what the next book is after this one.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Isabelle
  • 2018/12/31

unsuitable narration

By far the worst of any Christie Audiobooks! I will not listen to it again and give it back. The reader is unable to bring up any athmosphere.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anneliese
  • 2018/10/08

Victim blaming

It was different time but it is attitudes like these that have lead to our culture treating men who kill their partners with pity. They deserve wrath.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Judith
  • 2017/06/18

The narration detracts from the story

While I like Anna Massey as an actress, her narration of this book detracts and distracts from the story. For example, at times, Poirot sounds German. And the character who narrates the story sounds much older than the age she is given.
I can't recommend this audio book.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • K.
  • 2015/03/19

Not her best

Unfortunately the narrator of this novel had the most annoyingly high-pitched voice - it grated badly. And the story dragged.