Thursday, March 22, 2012

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (audio) - Bookish Thoughts #19

What One, Two, Buckle My Shoe is about:
What reason would an amiable dentist like Dr. Morely have for committing suicide? He didn't have emotional difficulties, money problems, or love trouble. What he did have was an appointment with Hercule Poirot, who is not persuaded by the suicide story and has therefore taken it upon himself to questions the good doctor's patients, partners, and friends. All he's come up with is the numbing fear that Dr. Morely wasn't an unlikely victim at all. Nor the first.


Why I wanted to read it: Because I'm addicted to Agatha Christie right now! Can not get enough!


Source: Public Library

  • I absolutely love Hugh Fraser as a narrator. His voice is wonderful and the pronunciation of his words are so sharp and crisp. I feel like I'm right in heart of England when I'm listening to him tell the story.
  • I liked Poirot a lot in this story and found him to be a very engaging character. I love it when someone ruffles his feathers just a bit and he gets a bit huffy...Fraser really brings him to life!!
  • This was a very complicated plot and at times I found myself struggling to keep the players all in line in my brain. I had absolutely and I mean...ABSOLUTELY no clue who the murderer was in this one. And I had such high hopes for myself! 
In my opinion this one wasn't a favorite for me. I think it may have been that at the end I found the reasons for the murders really strange and almost implausible. I'm glad that I listened to it though and I can now cross off another Christie book from my list!

Bookish Thoughts #19
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18 comments:

  1. I don't think I have ever read Agatha Christie. One day!

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  2. That's a nice project- reading Agatha Christie novels. Enjoy!

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  3. I have been noticing how many bloggers are reading and loving Agatha Christie, and can't believe I haven't yet read one. I must!

    Thanks for your review.

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  4. I've got to try some Agatha Christie. I've read one or two in the past and enjoyed them.

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  5. If the plot's too complicated, audio doesn't work for me. I need the visual to keep it straight in my pea brain.

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  6. Have you seen all the PBS movies made from AC's books? No one could play Poirot as well as Suchet! He is magnificent in the part!!

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  7. Just about the way I felt! Don't be discouraged because there are many wonderful AC books out there! I have listened to some narrated by HF and have so enjoyed them.

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  8. Eh, does not sound like a book for me

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  9. I've been wanting to get back to AC, and it sounds like audio is the way to go!

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  10. I've got a pile of books to take to Half Price Books and really want to pick up some Agatha Christie. Good to know that, even tho' this one did surprise you, it's probably one to pass on.

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  11. Shame the end didnt live up to the rest of the novel. I guess

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  12. Any author that has written so many books is bound to have a few that you don't like quite as much...

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  13. Sorry this one didn't work out like the others, but there are many more Christie books to choose from! :)

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  14. I still have good intentions to read some of her books (especially since reading and loving her autobiography). I think I'll start with a Miss Marple though.

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  15. It's hard to listen to an audio when there are too many characters. I just gave up on the Jackie Kennedy tapes because the quality of the tapes made it difficult to understand in the car. Gage wasn't too broken up about it :)

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  16. It's bound to happen - one or two of Christie's books have to be a miss. I haven't come to this one yet, but I'll try to remember your experience when I do.

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  17. I don't love all of Agatha Christie's books, though I must say that even the ones I don't love as much tend to be better than the average mystery.

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