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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Audiobook Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Title: Murder on the Orient Express
Author: Agatha Christie
Narrator: David Suchet
Length: 6 hours, 49 minutes
Publisher: AudioGO
Copy for review was purchased by me

Synopsis:
Savor one of the most clever of Christie's suspenseful classics. An American businessman is stabbed to death aboard a luxury train, the Orient Express, snowbound in the middle of Europe. Nothing escapes the eagle eye and quick intelligence of the great Hercule Poirot, and clues abound. Sorting through a dozen perfectly respectable passengers, all suspects, Poirot is tenacious in his pursuit of the truth.
 *****

I think I picked this up during one of the random $4.95 sales that Audible has every now and then, and I'm so glad I did, because I have discovered a new favorite Christie reader- David Suchet did an amazing job!  With such a relatively large cast of characters, to have a different voice for each one that was still believable and didn't make anyone sound like the French guy in Monty Python with his outrageous accent is definitely an accomplishment.

Agatha Christie is one of those authors that's tough to review because people really either like her mysteries or they don't, and I know I definitely do.  Murder on the Orient Express is one of her works that I would recommend to anyone, especially if you like locked room mysteries where, if you're paying attention, you can see all the clues coming together and solve the mystery yourself.

I've been devoting a lot of time to doing other things lately, trying to finish up projects and set up a new routine in anticipation of Insanity that's due to start in April.  Yes, apparently More Grad School is just what the doctor ordered and I'll be pursuing my BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) certification, working full time as a special education teacher, trying to maintain a gym schedule, and still having time to eat, sleep, and perform other basic life functions.  Blogging will be a part of that too, and audiobooks are a good way to fit in reading when things have kind of just gone crazy.  I listen to audiobooks while I'm cooking, working on work projects, working out, knitting, or whatever else that makes holding a book or my Kindle not possible.  It's a good compromise, and with good books like this one available, there's no way to go wrong!

 
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