The Secret of Chimneys : Superintendent Battle

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Hugh Fraser
  • Series: Superintendent Battle
  • 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.

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"Damned chilly things, pyjamas"

I usually enjoy dramatisations of Agatha Christie's works but the books themselves seem flat and two dimensional so I usually avoid them. But I took a chance with this one and am so glad I did. It has everything - theft, murder, royal personages, bumbling peers, foreigners, black bearded strangers, a helpful policeman, spiffing girls and afternoon tea. All rather P.G.Wodehouse meets the Famous Five.
"How frightfully exciting ... somewhat violent activity".
" What do you think we'd better do now? Go back to bed?"

Oh, the fun! Forget the story and enjoy the ride, perfectly narrated by Hugh Fraser.
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- Norma Miles

Brilliant thriller from Dame Agatha

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely, it's a long one though, perfect for long drives.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Lord Caterham, so well played, made me smile...


Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Hugh Fraser never fails to create amazing tension and humour combined, he really brings characters to life,


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

The girl guide part.... Sad.


Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to anyone on a long drive or really wanting to get their teeth into a great thriller. I decorated my lounge listening to this, it made the job much more palatable!

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- Catwat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-10-2007
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited