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  • After the Funeral

  • Written by: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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After the Funeral

Written by: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
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Publisher's Summary

When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.

At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: "It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it...But he was murdered, wasn't he?"

In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

©1953 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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  • Jane Ng
  • 18-10-10

Nice twist

It's amazing how, after writing so many detective stories, Christie still manages to surprise the reader/listerner with an unexpected solution to the mystery. Impeccable reading by Hugh Fraser as usual.

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  • Pippa W.
  • 21-05-17

After the funeral

As usual an excellent Agatha Christi. I enjoyed it so much that I kept repeating the last 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes, as I didn't want to get to the ending! I extended the time to read the conclusion by using sleep timer so I didn't miss the final ending.

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  • Shopaholic
  • 11-03-15

After the Funeral

It was lovely to hear Hugh Frasers voice again.

Well, what can I say..... your father dies, you go to the Funeral & wake then it's time for the reading of the will everyone's, happy,until one, of the daughters shouts up well, that was covered up well!! what do you mean the others asked? well, she said, the he was MURDERED! !!!!!!

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  • Barry Stewart Hargreaves
  • 10-03-22

beautifully read

A great story with quite a twist . I shall never look at tea shops quite the same

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  • Jo Roberts
  • 27-02-22

Another narrator please!

The most frustrating thing about this audio book was the narration. Hugh Fraser’s Belgian accent was atrocious and he was unable to complete a full sentence lurching to and from queens English to a mock Belgian accent. The policeman from ‘allo ‘allo could have done a better job. Sadly it appears Mr Fraser was selected to do numerous narrations of the Christie catalogue, such a shame.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-04-14

A classic mystery

What did you like best about After the Funeral? What did you like least?

I liked the twist and turns of the story. At first you think it could be one person, then you doubt yourself and think it must be another. I did not like the narration. I thought it wasn't the best. I also thought, dispute an interesting plot, it wasn't one of Agatha Christie 's better novels.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I really didn't enjoy the narration. I felt that many of the character's sounded the same.

Did After the Funeral inspire you to do anything?

Not really.

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  • Lee
  • 16-11-22

Enjoyed this greatly

Another in the AC cannon which I enjoyed. I’ve seen all the screen versions of it but I had Margaret Rutherford in my head. Murder at the Gallop is loosely based on this novel. Cracking simply cracking…

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  • Glaucia Fazani
  • 13-11-22

Agatha, amazing as always!

Very nice history, I just love Hercule Poirot ❤️
Great narrator, keeps the story alive and interesting. Great French accent.

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  • Denny
  • 03-10-22

Great book, love, love, love Hugh Frazer

Brilliant plot, vivid characters and the most wonderful narration. I wish Hugh Frazer narrated the Miss Marples, he is so much better than those annoying, shrieking female narrators.

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  • RosieT
  • 13-06-22

Good old fashioned detective story

Agatha Christie at her best. Lots of twist and turns but Msr P comes right in the end. A nice old fashioned page Turner.

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  • Michele
  • 02-04-21

lovely story amazing vocabulary

I thoroughly enjoyed the rich, detailed language of the book. Beautifully written . what a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-10-22

Another Brilliant Work of Christie

Can't really fault a good Christie with a nice hot cup of tea and a warm blanket.

This has always been one of my favourite stories because I couldn't guess the ending and it hit me like a tonne of bricks when the murderer was revealed.

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  • Jon
  • 16-08-21

Great story

Have read it before, but the performance was really good. Do love a good Christie.

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  • Jenny
  • 30-10-20

Thoroughly enjoyable

Hugh Fraser is a wonderful narrator and even sounds like David Suchet’s Poirot in voice. I really enjoy Agatha Christie’s books even more then the Tele-movies (which are also excellent) because of the red herrings she scatters throughout.

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  • Grace
  • 10-02-18

Wonderful!

Hugh Fraser is an absolutely lovely reader! I've always been a huge admirer of Agatha Christies work and After the Funeral only furthers that admiration. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!