Summary

As instructed, stenographer Sheila Webb let herself into the house at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. It was then that she made a grisly discovery: the body of a dead man sprawled across the living-room floor. What intrigued Poirot about the case was the time factor. Although in a state of shock, Sheila clearly remembered having heard a cuckoo clock strike 3.00. Yet, the four other clocks in the living room all showed the time as 4.13. Even more strange: only one of these clocks belonged to the owner of the house.
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©1963 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK
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"Deliberately fantastic." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"A sure-fire attention-gripper naturally." ( Saturday Review)
"Superlative Christie...extremely ingenious." ( The Bookman)
"Here is the grand-manner detective story in all its glory." ( The New York Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 22-07-08

Christie does it again

Once again Agatha doesn't disappoint with this cracking read. I found this one a little easier to unfold as the plot went along and I did guess the end but that didn't detract from the overall enjoyment.
Audio quality was good and the narration up to the usual expected standards.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Emma on 14-02-12

Agatha Christie at her best

I have recently been re-listening to Agatha Christie novels. I am especially a fan of the great Hugh Fraser reading the books. In 'The Clocks' you are left guessing until the end. I recommend this!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jane Ng on 05-11-09

Disappointing

The aging Hercule Poirot makes guest appearances as an armchair consultant, but since the other two detectives are quite charmless, this isn't Agatha Christie's most interesting work. Rather disappointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By mr kieran j murphy on 26-05-18

excellent

a very good example of Agatha Christie's Poirot books. wonderfully read by Hugh Fraser as usual.

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