Incorporating 2 CDs and a complementary book in DVD-style packaging, this selection of stories by the peerless Queen of Crime is designed to entertain as well as to teach and improve English for international readers and listeners. This is a new product designed for those people who wish to improve their English by the tried and tested method of 'reading, hearing and understanding'. Using Christie's simple, yet flawless, English, the twists and turns of her plots will keep listeners entertained whilst they improve their grammar and vocabulary. Each volume is read by a selection of celebrated readers, many of who are already synonymous with Agatha Christie, "The Queen of Crime" after appearing in the world-renowned television adaptations of her work. With each CD specifically featuring a variety of readers, listeners will get used to hearing and understanding English spoken in a variety of dialects, tones and pitches. This work includes: "The Submarine Plans", read by David Suchet "The Dead Harlequin", read by Hugh Fraser "The Case of the Caretaker", read by Joan Hickson, "The Man in the Mist", read by James Warwick.
Agatha Christie's books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott. Her novels and stories translate remarkably well to audio and she is the best-selling author of audiobooks in the English language.