Taken at the Flood : Hercule Poirot

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Hugh Fraser
  • Series: Hercule Poirot
  • 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law, who claims she has been warned by "spirits" that Mrs Underhay's first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching him.

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What the Critics Say

"Told briskly, vivaciously, and with ever-fertile imagination." (Manchester Evening News)
"One of the best...her gift for blending the cosy with the macabre has seldom been more in evidence than it is here." (Tatler)

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Customer Reviews

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Really Good Mystery Very Well Told

Hugh Fraser was a fantastic story teller as always and Agatha's story was intruiging and thrilling. Very enjoyable.
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- Miss

christie classic

If you are a fan of Agatha Christie and the Poirot tv adaptations this is a great way to introduce you to one of the books.
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- laura

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2007
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited