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Cat Among the Pigeons

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Lu par : Hugh Fraser
Série : Hercule Poirot, Volume 34
Durée : 6 h et 45 min
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A revolution in the Middle East has a direct and deadly impact upon the summer term at Meadowbank, a picture-perfect girls' school in the English countryside. Prince Ali Yusuf, Hereditary Sheikh of Ramat, whose great liberalizing experiment - hospitals, schools, a Health Service - is coming to chaos, knows that he must prepare for the day of his exile. He asks his pilot and school friend, Bob Rawlinson, to care for a packet of jewels. Rawlinson does so, hiding them among the possessions of his niece, Jennifer Sutcliffe, who is bound for Meadowbank.

Rawlinson is killed before he can reveal the hiding place - or even the fact that he has employed his niece as a smuggler. But someone knows, or suspects, that Jennifer has the jewels. As murder strikes Meadowbank, only Hercule Poirot can restore the peace.

©1959 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • pko
  • 20/01/2013

Christie at Her Best

If you could sum up Cat Among the Pigeons in three words, what would they be?

Clever, engaging, surprising

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cat Among the Pigeons?

The unveiling of the mystery at the end was the best part. It was more difficult to discover the murderer although clues were fairly given.

Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

He did a great job on all characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not one particular moment, but the characters' lives held my interest.

Any additional comments?

This Christie mystery is definitely worth the money.

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  • Mary
  • 12/05/2016

A cracking Christie

A really exciting, intriguing, and well-narrated Christie. A bit more of an adventure story than her usual domestic, psychological murder plots, but a fun ride, with an engaging cast and a satisfying conclusion. Recommended!

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  • Kalinaaa
  • 06/10/2016

5 hours in and still no Poirot

I love all Agatha Christie novels, but my favorite part them is the quirky character of Poirot, who adds humor and wit to the narrative. The mystery was great, but Poirot didn't come in to solve it till the last moment.

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  • ButterflyRose
  • 25/10/2017

Different style of Poirot mystery

This audio book is 6 hours and 49 minutes long. Poirot's character does not come into the story until the last part, about four and a half hours into the story. So, he actually is not really even needed to tell this mystery story. There are many, many characters in this story ( more than 25) and it was hard for me to keep up with all of them. This was a very busy story line and well, not that good. I am a huge fan of Christie novels, but this just did not get going for me. Poirot's character is bland and does not have much of a personality. And because there are so many characters in this tale, character development is one-dimensional.

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  • Amanda
  • 24/08/2018

Great Christie Novel

I really enjoyed this mystery! I think the best thing about it is the character development and the interpersonal relationships between all of the women. The headmistress, Ms. Bullstrode, is an interesting feminist character and the effect that she has on all of the women she touches throughout the mystery is poignant.

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  • Kaela Parnicky
  • 22/03/2018

Delightful

I enjoyed this story immensely. It was the first Agatha Christie I read as a child, and revisiting it via audiobook didn’t disappoint. I find Hugh Fraser’s narration to be exceptional.

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  • l howard
  • 15/04/2015

intrigued while working

The pace of the book is very good. I really enjoyed listening at work
and even though I took a Break, I can easily catch up with the parts that were
missed. I really enjoy the way the narrator draws you in and the tone he takes while describing the situations. I will recommend this book to many.

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  • Jenny Jenkins
  • 10/05/2020

Some of Agatha’s Most Interesting Characters

Set at a girls school, this Agatha Christie is one of my favorites. In many ways we have the usual — multiple murders in a confined area, absurd coincidences, Hercule Poirot using his little gray cells a bit too magically— all of which I love. What sets this one apart are the characters— more likable and realistic than most Christie characters. Her portrayals of school girls and their teachers and headmistress are affectionate and even realistic. Listened to this one twice just to spend more time with them. Hugh Fraser as usual top notch, esp. with the female characters young and old.

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  • gary p
  • 12/12/2019

agatha

Another, typically, enjoyable story from the best mystery writer, ever! Also Hugh Fraser is at his normally elite level of narration, perfectly matched to Agatha's stories.

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  • N. Brown
  • 05/09/2018

Ahhhh...

Another wonderful Christie story. Full of twists and turns. And Hugh Fraser comes through with his usual style and flair.
Never a dull moment.
Thanks again to Audible for making this available.