The Witness for the Prosecution: An Agatha Christie Short Story

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Christopher Lee
  • 0 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time in digital audio, performed by Christopher Lee.
When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls to Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood.
During the trial, Ms French's housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, but as Romaine's cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains: will justice out?

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"The plots are so good that one marvels...most of them would have made a full length thriller." (Daily Mirror)

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Customer Reviews

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Lee-ly good narration

An intriguing short story from the master, similar in tone to the likes of Endless Night and And Then There Were None, in terms of darker motives undisguised by a kindly Marple or Poirot protagonist: plumbs darker depths, leaving you with a classic Christie twist. Superbly narrated by the 'other' Master!
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- Claire

Fine Christie, setting well described

Would you consider the audio edition of The Witness for the Prosecution: An Agatha Christie Short Story to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed the characters, so I would say yes


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Witness for the Prosecution: An Agatha Christie Short Story?

I loved any scene with the lawyer in conversation, Lee's voice is a gem


Which character – as performed by Christopher Lee – was your favourite?

The lawyer, by far


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

no tag line


Any additional comments?

Although the ending was guessed at it in no way spoilt the story. I think listening to Christopher Lee talking about shopping in Tesco would be fascinating, and in this book he excels at character and scence setting. Much fun

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- sams247

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2016
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited