Definitely worth 2 points: there are 11 great books:
Adventure of The Western Star
Tragedy of Marson Manor
Adventure of the Cheap Flat
Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
Million Dollar Bond Robbery
Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
Kidnapped Prime Minister
Disappearance of M. Davenheim
Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
Case of the Missing Will
You can't go wrong with M. Poirot's little gray cells. Christie was a master of characterization and she outdoes herself with this one.
Ingenious short stories featuring Hercule Poirot; the last is my favorite -- a recounting of the Belgian detective's sole failure. Hastings even comes off well in it, because he isn't in the main story at all, then gets off an excellent one liner to end the collection.
A good book of short stories.
Fun short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. I found some to be more satisfying than others, however. A good read for fans of who-dunits.
Poirot is one of my favorite detectives....
One of my favorite Agatha Christie books yet! I thought it was a novel but it turned out to be a collection of short storys, all featuring Hercule Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings. Definitely recommended!
Ah Poirot. Modesty is not your strong suit.
This was a nice grouping of mysteries. Each was distinct, which is something I like about Christie. Especially the Prime Minister, which was much fun. I also enjoyed the heiress who proved the worth of her education. :)
My only problem with them is they were a bit too short. Many of them were quite sudden. Which is an effect of them being short stories, but if there had been one or two fewer stories and some of the others had a bit more breathing room I think it would have been better. (And I really wish Hastings wasn't the narrator. The few Poirot mysteries that don't have him are more pleasant.)
But the plots are all Christie--unique and interesting. The book overall is good, but not something I'm likely to read again. Was not as good as some Christies, though it certainly had a variety. Trade off with shorts--more intrigue, less detail.
Great Christie as always.
David Suchet is a master at interpreting Hercule Poirot, and Agatha Christie needs no introduction from me! This is an EXCELLENT Audiobook!