Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences.
The protagonists are all young people, and the voices are read as such.
Basically infantile rich kids, (in their twenties(?) with servants). Their naivety comes across in the their reactions and the dialogue.
I didn't mind the reading, but she has some trouble with male voices, maybe trying sometimes too hard to do deep voices of older men.
I like Hugh Fraser, but after listening to a few in a row I find his "exotic woman" and "Scotland Yard man" quite often sound practically Identical.
This reading has a faster pace than seems typical for the Christie novels i have heard read.
May 24, 2020 Subject:
Great recording - Emilia Fox and Hugh Fraser are so well suited to Agatha Christie!
This is such a classic Agatha Christie story and I find Emila Fox's patrician tones, including all the character voices, just hits the spot!
March 5, 2020 Subject:
Never let this woman read again!
Not one of Agatha's best books, but it still could have been an entertaining listen. However the reading was appalling! Fox put on ludicrous voices for each character, that would have been more suited to a children's book about talking animals.