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The Mysterious Mr. Quin Audiobook

The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Harley Quin Collection

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Publisher's Summary

It had been a typical New Year's Eve party. But as midnight approaches, Mr. Satterthwaite - a keen observer of human nature - senses that the real drama of the evening is yet to unfold. And so it proves when a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Who is this Mr. Quin?

Mr. Satterthwaite's new friend is an enigma. He seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light. In fact, the only consistent thing about him is that his presence is always an omen - sometimes good, but sometimes deadly....

©1930 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    Kathy Spokane, WA, United States 02-06-13
    Kathy Spokane, WA, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2016

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    "After I caught on! Or did I?"

    I love these stories, and actually listen to them more than once, because I'm sure I
    missed a clue, same as poor Mr. Satterthwaite .

    Luckily, he gets some mysterious help!

    Can't tell you more, but get it and
    listen, you won't be disappointed!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-15-14
    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Different"

    My enjoyment of the stories varied. Some were fantastic. Others just sat there. Thus the 4. Mr. Quin is a bit magical. His powers include knowing when a young lover needs his special help, and showing up to direct Mr. Satterthwaite. They do not include knowing the key to the mystery (I don't think), so the detection in the story is not ruined.

    My favorite was The Man from the Sea

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Coaldale, AB, Canada 02-07-14
    Heather Coaldale, AB, Canada 02-07-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it."
    What made the experience of listening to The Mysterious Mr. Quin the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy Agatha Christie's short stories. Though I do agree with some other reviewers that the characters are not as developed in this book as others by Agatha Christie, I really enjoy the mystery of Mysterious Mr. Quin.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Hugh Fraser is one of my favorite narrators of all time. The way he reads adds to the book in a way that other narrators just don't seem to.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey FRESNO, CA, United States 03-20-15
    Stacey FRESNO, CA, United States 03-20-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Hard to follow."

    I love Agatha Christie but this series of stories were not my favorites. Usually Hugh Frasier is very expressive. For example, my very favorite Christie novel is "The Secret of Chimneys". You can tell he is reading with humor and joy. This book, however, was very flat and muddy. I had a hard time keeping the characters and stories apart as some of the voices were used over for different characters with the next story. It also seemed as though several stories had the same theme. Mostly love triangles. I stopped and restarted the book over 3 times and still my mind wandered. I'm going to listen again to give it a fair shot as Christie couldn't ever write a bad story for me.

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    Mollie United States 03-04-13
    Mollie United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Harley Quinn or harlequin?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed this book, and think most Christie fans would as well.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No. It's a collection of short stories featuring Harley Quinn & Mr. Satterthwaite. Each story is interesting, but it's easy to put the work aside after each chapter/story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked a few of the stories more than the others, but nothing truly stood out.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I would not make it into a film.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Harley Quinn; he reminds me of Poirot. Mr.Satterthwaite reminds me of Miss Marple,, my favorite Christie character.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mary WESTERLO, NY, United States 11-17-15
    Mary WESTERLO, NY, United States 11-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I think this is my favorite AC's books. "

    This is one to 'clan's the pallet (mind)" between more serious or intense reads. This is one worth listening to many times with out getting stale. Try it and enjoy the quiet.!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Iris Houston, TX United States 09-10-15
    Robert Iris Houston, TX United States 09-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "New favorite Christie novel"

    Very enjoyable performance and I liked living in a new world of characters. The stories were well conceived and intertwined.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer New Mexico 01-15-17
    Amazon Customer New Mexico 01-15-17 Member Since 2016

    Mystic on the Mesa

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    "A Bit Too Mysterious"

    A delightful set of stories with some fun twists here and there. Too short for good character development for all but the main character. Mr. Quinn, while somewhat mysterious, is not developed hardly at all and seems to be a rather flat foil for our protagonist, showing up more as a convenient sounding board for the lead.

    Even so, the stories are pleasant enough and with the listen if you're a Christie fan.

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    CHIEN-HO LIN 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An Intriguing Character"

    Though Poirot and Miss Marple are probably two of the most beloved characters in Christie's Works. However, the lesser known Harley Quin definitely has an equal (albeit unconventional) power of solving crimes. Mr. Quin, like another pair of Christie's sleuths Tommy and Tuppence, is so not your average private detective. There is an air of mystery about him, yet he is so personable that you'd like to just sit and talk with him like a friend. And it is in doing so, that the truth reveals itself.

    As always, Hugh Fraser does a wonderful job in giving a vivid performance. The exchanges between Mr. Satterthwaite and Mr. Quin are the highlights of this audiobook.

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    (ab) 11-24-16
    (ab) 11-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good listen"

    Or read... It's a change of pace for a Christie novel. I liked it. The narrator is amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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