Review: “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie (narr. by Kenneth Branagh)

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieMurder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha ChristieKenneth Branagh (Narrator)

5 stars out of 5
I’ve read Murder on the Orient Express a plethora of times. I’ve even listened to another audiobook rendition of it as narrated by Dan Stevens. And that production was lovely; I rate it highly for Stevens’ performance of a fun mystery.
But Kenneth Branagh is one of my faves. He’s a creator who, whenever his name appears, you have my attention. And while I will agree with anyone who critiques/criticises his film adaptation of this novel (even while I personally had great fun with it), I will say that listening to him read it was a pure delight.
Branagh breezes through different sexes and accents as if it’s second nature to him, and I never had difficulty in discerning which character was speaking. Given the number of players in this mystery tale, that’s a major plus. I’m sure that his various voices may not jive with everyone, but I thought they were great fun and made re-experiencing this story nothing short of a good time.
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