Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
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Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10)

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On the long train ride from Istanbul to Paris, detective Poirot must find the killer of a much-hated millionaire among 13 suspects with reasons to kill.
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Published March 30th 2001 by Audio Partners (first published 1933)
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Emily May

When all the other little girls wanted to be princesses - do you know what I wanted to be? And no, it wasn't a vampire, either... it was...


HERCULE POIROT'S SIDEKICK!!!



The fact that I actually took the time to edit my face into that picture should tell you something about a) my Poirot love, and b) the kind of hopelessly boring day I have suffered through :D

Jacob
April 2012

Earth, 1930-something: The Doctor is enjoying a quiet train ride across Europe after an exciting adventure in Constantinople (involving a staring contest between a Dalek and a Weeping Angel) when a fellow passenger is murdered. With the train stopped by heavy snows, and the TARDIS nowhere in sight, the Doctor must use all his timey-wimey cunning to solve...THE MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS! And stop the universe from blowing up, again.

Oh, c'mon, you know they're going to do that story e...more
Nandakishore Varma
I do not like to write reviews of whodunits: you can't do justice to the analysis without explaining what happened in detail, but then it spoils the story for whoever has not read it. So, for those mystery lovers who have not read The Murder on the Orient Express so far, I will post a single line review: Go and read it! This one rocks! What are you waiting for?

Now, the review for fellow mystery and Christie lovers who have read the book(or like me, re-read umpteen number of times till the pages...more
Laura
Aug 12, 2011 Laura rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers
Well, after many years I have finally read an Agatha Christie mystery. My overly persuasive husband prodded me into reading it because he thought that since I was a mystery lover I had to read one of the most prolific mystery writers of all time. I read it in two days. It is a very easy read that carries the reader effortlessly into each chapter and section. The characters are somewhat intriguing and from varied international backgrounds which definitely heightened the sense of mystery. It is th...more
mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are Mr. Ratchett. Or are you? Fame is not something you crave; comfortable retreat is your desired goal. You do not have a nice face and foreigners appear to hold that against you. In fact, all the passengers on this express ride through Europe seem to find displeasure in looking at what you consider to be a rather dignified and intelligent face. It is mystifying! Why all the cold shoulders? Why all the quickly averted glances? Why the anonymous notes? Your frustrat...more
Jason Koivu
Misery loves company. Now that I know who dunnit I'm not going to tell you, but rather let you suffer through the torment of not knowing, the embarrassment of thinking your guess must be correct only to find you are WRONG! You are wrong because Poirot and the woman who created him are both smarter than you. Suck it, that's just the way it is. It's a truth as true in 1934 as it is today. Christie is synonymous with clever. Her plot constructions will out-wit the pants right off you...if her chara...more
Henry Avila
The train chugs down the tract line, westward.In the cold winter's night.Over a country that no longer exists.From Istanbul,Turkey.To Calais,France.Then across the English Channel,by boat.A long,tedious, three day trip. For Hercule Poirot.Just having successfully wrapped up a case. In Syria.He's summoned to another.No vacation, for the tired man.London calls and he goes.The little Belgian detective.Is much in demand. Becoming rich and famous. Solving difficult mysteries. All over the European co...more
Amanda
Oct 31, 2008 Amanda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers
Recommended to Amanda by: my husband Jason
Ok. So now I know for myself why Agatha Christie is such a successful author - she's dang good, that's why! This book was nothing short of brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery. Her main character, "Poirot", is such a wonderful example of the little man with the big brain. No one expects him to be so amazingly brilliant at figuring out these myteries but he does because he uses psychology and imagination. This book is what I'd call "brain-candy". You have to learn...more
Dina
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Fahima Jaffar
من أجمل روايات أغاثا وأكثرها شهرة.
قرائتي لها قديمة جداً لكني أذكر إشاراتٍ في مستهل الرواية لأجواءِ أسطنبول. أجدُ في العديدِ من روايات أغاثا مادةً ثريةً للدراسات الاستشراقية والمابعد كولونياليّة.
Lona

أجاثا كريستي، رفيقتي أيام الطفولة

أدخلت الأثارة والتشويق لمخيلتي

كانت أحد الأسباب التي ساهمت في

اكتشاف وزيادة حبي للقراءة

Werner
Feb 13, 2013 Werner rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All mystery fans!
Agatha Christie is justly regarded as the grande dame of the traditional Anglo-American mystery in the period between the World Wars. Both fans and critics of writings in this genre from that time agree that, on the whole, whatever their merits, these novels usually do tend to follow a rather predictable, formulaic plot structure, and tend to be purely intellectual puzzles or entertaining stories which don't grapple with serious moral or philosophical questions. But neither of those generalizati...more
Gary
How can you not like Agatha Christie?? She's great fun!! I had read this book back in the 70's and didn't figure out whodunit....I certainly remembered the whodunit before I started this time, but there was a surprise at the ending that I didn't expect or remember....so it all made it worth it.

I loved mysteries when I was a kid,and I admit I still do....I read all the juvenille mystery books in our public library,and the librarians were so impressed. Then I started reading the adult ones,and whe...more
Jonathan

As a disclaimer this is hardly a typical review but more a reflection on when I read this years ago. And also, a reflection upon mystery novels and genre authors.

I seem to have made it my unofficial goal to have one great female author in every genre that I read (and vice versa). For Tolkien I have Susanna Clarke or Catherynne M. Valente; for Asimov and Bradbury in sci-fi I seem to have Anne McCaffrey (but other female sci-fi authors are waiting to be discovered). I still need to add a male auth...more
Jason
Jun 02, 2008 Jason rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery fans, everyone
I had no prior experience with Agatha Christie before going into this book, so I did not know what to expect. Although the story started slowly (as all mysteries really must), I was soon enthralled by this amazing writer.
The storyline has become synonymous with murder mystery fiction. A man is killed on an international railroad, and most of the action takes place in the former Yugoslavia. Christie presents a fascinating assembly of people/suspects, and her wonderful detective, Hercule Poirot...more
Cata
Um crime no Expresso do Oriente apresenta-nos duas particularidades: primeira, a acção decorre num comboio, ou seja, num local com bastantes limitações físicas para um assassino se esconder ou “desaparecer”. Segunda, o livro encontra-se dividido em três partes:
Parte 1 Os Factos
Parte 2 Depoimentos
Parte 3 Hercule Poirot Senta-se e Pensa

Nem vi direito o nome dos capítulos no índice que vem antes da história começar, bastou-me ver o título das partes, especialmente o da última, para atiçar a curiosi...more
Amanda
This was originally tagged to appear on my "book rape" shelf because, generally speaking, I would rather slam my head in a car door than read a straight-up mystery. This may be because of burn out at a young age. After devouring the entire Nancy Drew series, I had an epiphany one day that went something like this: "I don't give a damn who did it." It was like someone flipped a switch and I went cold turkey on mysteries (I even remember starting Murder on the Orient Express as a teen and thinking...more
Madeline
In the seventh grade, I read Murder on the Orient Express, either right before or after I read Death on the Nile, without really having any idea who Agatha Christie was. I remember enjoying this a lot and finding it very exciting and suspenseful, and of course the ending blew my mind. Then I pretty much forgot about the book until about a year ago when I did my senior research project on detective novels and spent my summer reading a ton of them.

The hotel chain Country Inns and Suites does a th...more
Mafi
Adorei o final! Bastante original! Toda a historia se passar num certo espaço (comboio) e numa viagem faz com que o livro seja ainda mais interessante. Bem finalmente posso dizer que li um livro da Agatha Christie. Lerei mais livros desta autora ;)
Ferdy
4.5 stars - Spoilers

This was my second Agatha Christie read, I loved And Then There Were None - it was such an awesome book. However, I regretted buying Murder on the Orient Express - for some reason or another I thought it would be dry and boring. Thankfully, once I forced myself to actually read it, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Yea, it was an excellent read. The mystery was great - I thought I had it all figured out but it was only towards the end where I started to suspect what was r...more
Ceecee
I guess the reason I like reading Agatha Christie's murder mysteries so much is because I love me my unforgettable, mind-blowing endings. In every book I read. To me, if it's a story that doesn't end well (or rather, does not have a very good falling action), it's just an okay story. You have to end a story well. And Christie does it very well.

Even though the beginning was slightly dragging (which I had to understand, because the author needed to establish the mystery and the red herrings first...more
Sarah
I often use classic British mysteries as palate cleansers, but for some reason I had never read Agatha Christie before this year. I decided to remedy that with The Mysterious Affair at Styles. I found that book to be frustrating. Too much of the mystery hinged upon information that Poirot possessed but the reader did not; to me, that is a violation of the author-reader bargain. A good mystery lays out the clues for its reader to discover.
I knew that wasn't a fair sampling of Christie's work, so...more
D.G.
I read Murder on the Orient Express (in Spanish) for the first time when I was 12. It was my first mystery ever and I remember thinking it was boring. I kept at it though and my reward was the shocking denouement. Thus started my love for the mystery genre and Agatha Christie in particular. I've always rated this book 3-stars (I really think it's not the best by Mrs. Christie) but a book that converts you into a genre definitely deserves more than that!

The narration of this audiobook is SUPERB....more
Laura
In April of 2011, I read a collection of Miss Marple short stories. It was my first exposure to Agatha Christie’s writings. I was expecting modern junk writing. Instead, I was greeted by the sophistication of British literature. Since then, I have read eight of her novels – two of them I loved, and the others were just okay. Murder on the Orient Express was one of the ones that I loved.

The Story.

Hercule Poirot has just successfully wrapped up a case for his good friend, a General of the French A...more
Dyuti
Initially, my Big-October-Read had been The Casual Vacancy. I had a lot of expectations from it, and was expecting it to change my life, the way Harry Potter did.

Sadly, it did not.

Halfway through TCV, I realized that I felt not only bored, but kind of depressed too, and I was practically forcing myself to finish it hoping against hope that Rowling would suddenly weave some magic out of thin air. Then, I decided that it was too much of a bother. So, I casually picked up this book instead.


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Juan Bosco
Le tengo una cariño especial a los misterios "de cuarto cerrado" en los que un crimen ocurre en un lugar donde nadie pudo haber entrado o salido, de manera que el culpable se encuentra entre los personajes que hasta antes del crimen hemos conocido. Este tipo de misterios si están bien desarrollados dan al lector pistas que los hacen sospechar, hechos que lo confunden y circunstancias que complican conocer al culpable del crimen, pero siempre se conserva la ilusión de que es posible descubrir qui...more
Najla
فعلاً من أروع ما كتبت أغاتا ...
رحلة في قطار الشرق السريع المزدحم .... لكنها رحلة من نوع آخر , تدور أحداثها بين طيات الماضي المدفون ...
أغاتا بارعة جداً في تصوير النفس الانسانية بأدق تفاصيلها ...النفس المذنبة , البريئة , الغامضة , المكشوفة , السهلة , المعقدة .....لكن أجمل ما في القصة هو الربط المحكم والمتقن بين الماضي و الحاضر الذي يجعل من الجريمة قصة متكاملة تترابط فيها الخيوط المتشابكة بشكل عفوي لتشكل صورة نهائية واضحة ومقروءة
Jane
Wow. I was surprised by Murder on the Orient Express, not only of who did it, so to speak, but also of the ending. I have to admit I was quite impressed - or more to the point, stunned - by the latter. It was quite brilliant and not what I would expect from our protagonist, M. Poirot, to have quietly accepted the matter so. I have also to admit to being charmed by his honest, blunt descriptions.
Christina
This was my book club's selection for May. I have enjoyed the mystery genre in the past, but was not really impressed by Agatha Christie. I think I prefer watching the action unfold along with the detective. Here, there was very little action to actually unfold. And while thought games can be interesting, the "parlor-room" variety of mystery is just not my cup of tea. In addition, Poirot was so self-congratulatory, I found he grated on me. Sorry Tam :) Hmmm, maybe I don't like mysteries as much...more
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Audiobook performed by Dan Stevens

Hercule Poirot must cut his trip to Istanbul short to return to London immediately. Unusual for this time of year, the first-class compartments on the Orient Express is entirely booked. An official of the line, recognizing Poirot, pulls some strings and gets him a berth on the crowded train. Awakening to find the train stopped due to a blizzard and snow on the tracks, the passengers mill about distractedly. Imagine everyone’s surprise to find that Mr Ratchet, a...more
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880...more
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