Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (Buddy Read): Umm. So …

… I binged and finished this in one go yesterday.  Is that a bad thing?  I mean, it’s still a buddy read of sorts, isn’t it?



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Discussion on BookLikes:

Moonlight Reader
I have taken the opposite tack, and am savoring it quite slowly. I’m just at 45%.

Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books
Very sensible. 🙂

That had been my intention as well. But before I knew it I was at the end of the audio …

Moonlight Reader
What did you think of Suchet’s voice for Colonel Race?

Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books
I hate it — I first listened to this audio a few years ago, so I was prepared for it this time around (ditto his voice for Mrs. Van Schuyler, for that matter, though Race is even worse) … but it was quite a shock back then and it’s the key reason why this audio will never be a 5-star experience to me, however much I may love the book. I still decided to revisit it this time around because Suchet’s narration is quite nice in other respects, and dammit, he *is* Poirot, after all. But I wish they’d re-recorded this one with Hugh Fraser at some later point.

Actually, his Mrs. Van Schuyler reminds me of Mrs. Van Hopper in Rebecca, probably not a bad comparison. But yeah, his “voices” – especially for Col. Race – are totally off.

Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books
True, there is a great resemblance between the Mrs. Van Schuyler and Van Hopper!

I’m doing a deliberate slow read, but I have to say, there is no such thing as a bad Poirot binge.

Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books
Hehe. There definitely isn’t. 🙂


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