Poirot and Me

  • by David Suchet
  • Narrated by David Suchet
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Actor David Suchet recalls his experience of playing Agatha Christie's world-famous detective, Hercule Poirot, for almost a quarter of a century.
In the summer of 2013 David Suchet filmed his final scenes as Hercule Poirot. After 24 years in the role, he will have played the character in every story that Agatha Christie wrote about him (bar one, deemed unfilmable) and he will bid adieu to a role and a character that have changed his life.
In Poirot and Me, David Suchet tells the story of how he secured the part, with the blessing of Agatha Christie's daughter, and set himself the task of presenting the most authentic Poirot that had ever been filmed. David Suchet is uniquely placed to write the ultimate companion to one of the world's longest running television series.
Peppered with anecdotes about filming, including many tales of the guest stars who have appeared over the years, the book is essential for Poirot fans all over the world.

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A delightful treat

I was hesistant in downloading und purchasing this book from Audible, as I was unsure whether it would be interesting enough for me to keep on listening. There was no need to worry though.

'Poirot and me' covers David Suchet's career from the moment he takes on the role of Hercule Poirot till the final film 'Curtain' in which Poirot dies. David Suchet actually played Poirot for 25 years in 70 films made for television. And it was quite a journey for Suchet with the constant uncertainty whether or not there would be another Poirot series. Luckily, David Suchet was able to play many other roles in between the various Poirot series. Nonetheless the book shows the less glamourous, more realistic side of acting: the constant waiting on a call that might never come.

Besides David Suchet's career span, you get in detail the production of each Poirot film together with details about Agatha Christie life and career, and the story concerned. As I don't consider myself to be an avid Christie reader it was interesting to have these facts. It added something extra.

'Poirot and me' is read by David Suchet. David Suchet's attention for detail really shows in this audiobook, making it a delight to listen to. All in all I consider 'Poirot and me' to be a delightful treat.
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- Danielle

Such a joy

Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot and Me to be better than the print version?

To hear David Suchet in his voice as well as words describe the making of such a wonderful tv series is brilliant...and even adds a smattering of Poirot.


What did you like best about this story?

As a huge fan of Poirot from watching it growing up and also reading Agatha Christies books as a teen and beyond, the stories and David Suchet's portrayal is timeless and superb. This story describes the behind the scenes going on, script tweaks and production details which give an insight into David, the character development and the making of the marvellous stories by ITV. Poirot is such a brilliant character, exquisitely made programmes and David has captured his essence in such as way that really does make him Poirot. With Poirot around you know all will be resolved and loose ends tied. It was also interesting to hear about the other work David has been in!


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- katie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-11-2013
  • Publisher: Headline Digital