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Death on the Nile: A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatization (Hercule Poirot #17)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  53,793 ratings  ·  1,427 reviews
John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization. In one of her most popular mysteries, Agatha Christie leads us into a maze of evil as dark and labyrinthine as the ancient tombs of the Pharoahs. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could w ...more
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Published September 8th 2009 by AudioGO Ltd. (first published 1937)
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Hopefully I am not committing any heretical thoughtcrime here, but am I the only one who thinks Hercule Poirot comes across as a bit of a doucheapotamus . Between the accent, the arrogance and the jabbing his butt into everyone’s business, he reminded of a cross between nosey neighbor Gladys Kravitz and everyone's favorite rapist, Pepe Le Pew.

Now before you get the cheese grater and the lemon juice out for me, let me say that this is my first Agatha Christie novel and my first experience with
mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are a poor sap who loves an English rose, a jewel of society, a gateway to fortune and romance. Together you travel the exotic Nile, surrounded by jealousy and greed and yearned-for vengeance, each of your fellow passengers a bizarre and unsettling caricature, each one morbidly following your every move. Murder strikes – not once, not twice, but thrice! The situation becomes quite unbearable, and made worse by the attentions of a notorious Belgian muckraker. How do

Death on the Nile has to be one of my favourite books by Agatha Christie. I've read most of her books and I never get tiered of re-reading them :)
There's something specially dark about this book and I happen to like it.
As usual the characters are multi-dimensional and quite weird and scandalous lol. EVERYONE has a motive and an opportunity, anyone could've done it but I can never guess the right person with Agatha :)

Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
I should have known I like Christie because her stories are just simply wonderful old-fashioned crime puzzles that make you turn the pages and sigh when everything's finished. There's not much action or focusing to the crime solver's personal life which is fantastic and in a lot of ways works better than the plots of formulaic contemporary crime novels. Also, the time in which the murders are set is part of the appeal to me. For a long time I've adored the tv movies because you could actually se ...more
"Death on the Nile" is a intriguing Poirot mystery, that involves a murder and ship full of people who may easily have had a motive for the deed. So, though I'd expected a thrilling setting for the murder (like the African background in "Man in the Brown Suit") instead the majority of the book takes place on the boat. This is definitely more "traditional" murder mystery style, where it consists of Q&A with nearly every passenger on the ship. But, Christie manages to add in a lot of character ...more
David Sarkies
Jul 09, 2015 David Sarkies rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Murder Mystery Fans
Recommended to David by: My Mum
Shelves: mystery
Another Holiday Interrupted - BY MURDER
9 July 2015

I'm not really all that sure about these Agatha Christie mysteries. I guess it has something to do with me never really being all that interested in your stock standard mystery, of which Christie was an absolute master. Okay, I do enjoy Sherlock Holmes, but then that probably has more to do with the guy being a coke fiend who regularly frequents brothels (as well as the brilliant rendition that Guy Ritchie produced – well, okay the first one at
A friend told me who the murderer was, so I was not surprized when the killer was discovered.
I never talked to this friend again...
Zakariah Johnson
There's a trick to writing character-driven stories so compelling they absorb readers even when they've seen them all done on TV or in film a million times and know exactly how it all turns out. The pledge taken by members of the Detection Club (founders including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Anthony Berkeley) no doubt has a lot to do with it:

Do you promise that your detectives shall well and truly detect the crimes presented to them using those wits which it may please you to bestow u
Ultimately quite thrilling though parts did drag a bit for my taste. I think because we had so many characters and while they were outwardly very different from one another it was also hard to get beneath the superficial with most of them and thus harder for me to feel as connected as I like to. And I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more Egyptian "atmosphere" -- with a few brief passages as exception, the story played out on the ship very much as it might have done in the typical Eng ...more
Ben Babcock
So if you’re a famous detective like Hercule Poirot, you’re probably steeped in murder. It’s just murder, murder, murder, all day, every day. What’s a Belgian to do? Go on vacation, of course! Tour the Nile, they said. It’ll be relaxing, they said. No one will kill anyone on your boat, they said.

In case the title doesn’t give it away, Death on the Nile is a punishment of sorts for Hercule Poirot. Poor bastard doesn’t get a moment’s peace and quiet. I guess it’s payback for being so insufferably
Alaa Ashraf
What the!! WHAT!! now i understand! If anybody could've fooled The Doctor it would've been Agatha Christie!!
Stacey (prettybooks)
I unintentionally picked Death on the Nile to be my fifth classic exactly a year after reading And Then There Were None , which blew me away. I bought a wonderful 1950s Penguin Classics edition from Skoob Books earlier this year and I knew to be one of her most popular novels.

I’d like to give you a little spoiler warning. I tend to think that anything mentioned when talking about mystery novels is a spoiler, but I haven’t said anything in this review that cannot be found in the blurb, which doe
Despite being one of the 'big' Poirot books, I've only just got round to reading it and have never seen any of the tv/film versions. So I came in fresh and loved it. True, while I pretty much love anything involving Poirot, some of the tales are more satisfying than others. This clearly satisfies.

We get a big book, rich in detail, with a large well fleshed-out cast and some real time spent with them before the first death occurs (in fact, not having read the back cover I wasn't entirely sure wh
Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont
I suppose it’s not a terribly good idea to read a crime thriller when one already knows the outcome. Half the fun, after all, is in the surprise, or in discovering that one is as sensitive to the clues as the sleuth! I came to Death on the Nile for the first time in no need of clues because I already knew whodunit from watching an old movie with Peter Ustinov in the role of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s ace French, sorry, Belgian detective.

I’m not a huge fan of traditional crime fiction. The
Agatha Charitie's novels are wonderful crime puzzles set in the most interesting places. In this book the beautiful millionaire Linnet Ridgeway steals Simon Doyle away from his finance Jacqueline de Bellaforte, who was Linnet's best
friend. Hurt and seeking revenge, Jacqueline follows the couple on their honeymoon down the Nile. Hercule Poirot is also on vacation, traveling down the Nile. In the lounge one evening, Jacqueline shoots Simon; however, he is only slightly wounded. At the same time s
Agatha Christie had a romantic streak, which you can see in most of her books, where an unlikely couple is brought together either by the interference of Poirot or Miss Marple. This happened several times in this book but as I learned during this re-read, there's nothing she loves more than to subvert her own tendencies. The story was very sad, not for the victim, whose personality made it likely somebody was going to kill her at some point or another, but for the murderer.

Dame Christie continue
أحمد رشيد
قرأت نصفها.... و استنتجت ما ظننت انه حل للقضية..... و استلقيت على سريري أهُمّ أن أنام
و لكن عقلي أبى أن يدعني أنام و أنا أفكر بهذه القضية المتشابكة المثيرة, و الحيلة التي استخدمها المجرم ليصل إلى ضحيته....
تركت مخدعي و أكملت القراءة إلى أن أنهيت الرواية... و كان حلّي صحيحاً :)
استمتعت بشدة بهذه الرواية البوليسية.... و أنا أرفع القبعة لأجاثا كريستي المبدعة التي لم تترك تفصيلا صغيراً يغيب عنها.....
الرواية القادمة : جريمة على قطار الشرق السريع ...
Dania Shrbaji
رواية رهيييييبة... دمووية وذاخرة بالأحداث المتشابكة والمعقدة... استمتعت كتير بقرائتها
Mayday Maddie
Hercule Poirot strikes again with yet another page turner, mustache and string of ingenious Belgian/French phrases.

I am very proud of myself for successfully solving the case -- or rather figuring it out from Poirot's vague & mysterious observations and conversations. But still. It's fun to win. :)

I never really noticed how many political statements Agatha Christie includes... this text has a lot of attacks on society, particularly tourism, capitalism and despotism. It's no accident either;
It is obviously quite difficult to review a book that has been commented upon so many times, and it is therefore challenging to come up with anything new that hasn't already been said or written by others before. Nevertheless, here is my opinion on "Death on the Nile": If you like murder mysteries and the quintessentially English "whodunnit", then this should certainly be a candidate on your "must-read" list. Christie's story is unputdownable and a perfectly crafted example of the genre. The aut ...more
Feb 08, 2013 ☯Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ☯Emily by: Agatha Christie Group on GR
Shelves: mystery, read-in-2013
I thought this was a very exciting Christie novel. This is one of Agatha Christie's favorite books because of the psychological insights Poirot employed in solving the murder of a young, beautiful, wealthy bride. Before Poirot could clearly see who committed the murder, he had to sort out the other criminals who had gathered on a sightseeing trip up the Nile River. There was a thief, a terrorist, a kleptomaniac, a blackmailer, and a stalker along with an alcoholic, a Communist, an English attorn ...more
The book that I read was called “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Cristie
It’s about a whole bunch of people go on a cruize together in Egypt. After Linnet Doyle’s murder, accusations flow, everyone unsuspecting the following murders...
In this book Agatha Cristie uses excellent language, and the content is so well written - a pleasure to read.
I love the characters - they all have so different personalities, its so difficult to guess who the murderer is ! I love the plot - amazing ideas, the events a
Agatha Christie did a great job in not creating a repetitive crime scene. The end was definitely unexpected and I literally screamed by the end of the book. Also, the sense of mysteriousness was DIFFERENT in this book and it made me really wonder who on earth is the one responsible for the crimes. Not only that, but after knowing who the criminal is, I was shocked at the events that came later, because normally, when we know who the criminal is, the story is over. Death on th
An atmospheric journey down the Nile; a varied group of characters; murders are committed (unsurprisingly) and Hercule Poirot is on the spot to solve the crimes.

In typical Agatha Christie fashion Poirot drops clues along the way to lay enough red herrings to set a fisherman's heart racing. One, two, three murders and plenty os supsects but Poirot reasons it all out in his inimitable style.

One odd occurence stands out, viz how did they fish the pistol wrapped in the velvet cloth out of the Nile .

Ahora me ha dado por leer a esta autora y es que puf, sus libros te enganchan hasta el punto extremo de no querer soltarlos. Es simplemente increíble cómo puede crear Agatha Christie estas historias policiacas.
No me gusta mucho contar la trama porque le quitaría toda la esencia al libro.

En general la recomiendo mucho porque merecen la pena sus libros. Me he propuesto leer muchos más libros de esta autora y de Hercule Poirot, si no me equivoco tiene más de treinta
Pretty good. I read it in 7th grade and it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling of superiority over my fellow classmates, who all read Annie's Baby for their book reports.
Ryan Hatch
I have yet to find an Agatha Christie that I don't like. I think four stars may be as low a rating as I've given one of her books. Of the five, or so, of her books that I've read this would probably fall somewhere in the middle. This may be the best writing I've read from her. I never thought that her writing is bad, but her writing and the way she begins the novel really stuck out to me. The ending isn't bad, but seems a bit fantastical and at least partially a bit predictable. There nothin
Donna Henderson
From the outset, I loved how Agatha introduces us to the large cast of characters. Introducing a large cast of characters is not an easy task in writing; especially when the cast is in a detective plot. But Agatha uses wonderful methods without compromising the plot. We meet some of the characters through the eyes and movements of Hercule Poirot, the detective. We meet related characters through their own 'dialogued' scenes. And we meet characters for the first time through the dialogue of other ...more
Being an avid Christie reader and a mystery stories lover I know that many people consider Death on the Nile one of the "big three" Christie novels - which are: Murder on the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and of course this one. With my personal favorite and bestseller "And Then They Were None" acting as the bastard child.

Before arguing whether this allegation is acceptable or not I will state that an average mystery reader or someone that has just read one or two novels by this au
Mónica Silva
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Mais uma obra que me deixou rendida à escrita de Agatha Christie: fluída e maravilhosamente simples, ao mesmo tempo repleta de subtis indícios que constroem todo o mistério. Ambientada no exóticos cenários do Egito – um país pelo qual nutro um eterno fascínio –, esta estória deixou-me completamente envolvida. Ao virar de cada página dava por mim a analisar personagens, a colher pistas e a procurar motivos, tudo para tentar deslindar quem de
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