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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Two Audiobooks: Death on the Nile and Evil Under the Sun

I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday weekend! I'm traveling this weekend which involves a lot of time sitting in airports. That coupled with the fact that the end of the school year is seriously kicking my butt makes it an excellent time to listen to audiobooks. I've been on a huge Agatha Christie kick lately, between my audiobooks and the Poirot movie series. My dearly beloved jokes that I've heard David Suchet (the guy that plays Poirot in the movies and also is the narrator of these two audiobooks) talking more than I've talked to him! Audible is full of excellent renditions of Christie classics, so between that and other series I'd like to get as audiobooks I'd say my credits are well spoken for.

Here's what I've been listening to lately:

Death on the Nile- the version shown here isn't the exact version, as this one is full cast and in my version, David Suchet narrates the entire story, but this is still a good story nonetheless.  It's one of the ones where there are definite acts to the story, with different locations and events and lots of red herrings for everybody.  The main event happens as Poirot and the rest of the cast are cruising up the Nile and then the body count starts piling up.  I've read this as a print book before so I knew who the murderer was and how all the plot pieces fit together in the end, but it's still fun to see the events unfold and to follow along.  I listened to this one while trudging through a mountain of work paperwork and it made the whole experience much more fun.  Gotta love it!

My second book for this post, Evil Under the Sun, got me throguh my flight delay on Friday and was a great way to spend my traveling time before I got to my destination.  In terms of the overall timeline, this book happens after Death on the Nile and the events of that story are referenced briefly in the beginning of this one.  There are some similar plot elements between the two, particularly when you get down to who the killer actually is here and what their motives are.  I had seen the movie adaptation of this one and vaguely remembered some of the details so it was a lot of fun getting reacquainted.  When it was all said and done this ended up being one of my favorite Poirot mysteries.

Now I have to decide what I'd like to listen to next!  I have a bunch of other titles waiting in the wings, especially from past sales at Audible, but I also get to pick a new book soon with my monthly credit.  Any recommendations?
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