Oh my Gods.

I set myself the goal of reading as many Agatha Christie books in 2022 as I can. 

Those of you who have been following me for a while will probably know that I am a huge fan of Scribd - it is where I access the majority of my audiobooks and ebooks, and it is such a good platform, at an amazing price. You get a huge selection of books for less than £10 a month! (If you want to check it out, you can do so here:

Anyway, there are so many Agatha Christie novels included in Scribd’s library, including short stories and full length novels. 

I’ve recently been really enjoying listening to the short stories, but I decided to also try the audiobook for Death on the Nile while also reading my physical copy.

This was a game changer, as it allowed me to pick up where I left off when doing chores, driving and doing my makeup! I got so much more reading done, and I felt really productive!

This audiobook edition was narrated by David Suchet, and it was such an enjoyable audiobook.  David Suchet did so many accents throughout the audiobook and it really created the perfect atmosphere for this unique mystery.

Anyway, onto the actual novel…

I really enjoy Agatha Christie’s writing. Her characters are always so fleshed out and believable. There were so many twists and turns throughout the novel, and although it involved many classic mystery tropes (let’s face it, she invented most of them!) it still kept me hooked and guessing. 

I really enjoyed meeting all the characters and watching them interact with each-other. You saw a lot of character development throughout the story, and it was interesting to see who was trust worthy, and who was decidedly not so trust worthy.

There are aspects of the story that are very telling of the era in which it was written, which is important to note. 

A lot of Agatha Christie’s novels were inspired by her travels, and this is no exception. The setting was so well described it did feel like you were visiting Egypt alongside the characters. 

A few people have mentioned in their reviews over on Goodreads that they find Poirot obnoxious and irritating. Personally, I feel the opposite way about Hercule Poirot. I find him charming, funny and intriguing. He’s unlike any other character I’ve read about before, and he is such a well known and loved character. I’m definitely excited to read more stories involving him in the future.

I really enjoyed reading about Poirot and Colonel Race, and the way they interacted with each other. I did find myself highlighting a lot of their interactions, as well as their conversations with Dr. Bessner too.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I’m excited to watch the film when it is released next month. I wanted to read the book before I watched the film, and I’m really glad I did.