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And Then There Were None | [Agatha Christie]

And Then There Were None

Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again...and again.
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Publisher's Summary

Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again...and again.

©1939 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day." (Time Magazine)
"One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies." (Observer)
"The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious, and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." (Daily Herald)

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    "I suppose I'm just not a fan"

    Okay, so take my review with a grain of salt, if you are a fan of Christie, this title is probably just fine. This was just one of several attempts to break into the author's collection that met with failure. I suppose I'm just not meant to be a fan.

    The narrator did a fine job, but I can't really rate the story much higher as I suppose it's just not my cup of tea, so to speak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Janice
    Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
    8/4/10
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    "Classic Christie keeps you guessing"

    This is one of the Christie's I first read as a teenager in the 60s (when it had a less politically correct name). None of which detracts from the craft Christie employs to bring together a group of diverse characters, each with their own secrets from the past, to an isolated island, where they are 'bumped off' one by one. The mechanism to get them there is a little contrived, but that is forgotten as the sense of menace and suspicion which imbues what follows builds up and increasingly affects the party and their actions. The lack of sympathy for the 'serving classes' struck me, but this is probably representative of Christie's time and background. It doesn't stop the book being a 'cracking good who dunnit?' though and the characters come through the narrators voice as being distinct and believable. The perpetrator and his/her motives are somewhat a surprise... or at least they were to me!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Old Woking, United Kingdom
    8/18/13
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    "Fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to And Then There Were None the most enjoyable?

    The story is first rate and Hugh Frasers narration is top class


    What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His wonderful array of voices that brought the characters off the page, I cant praise him enough for this work


    Any additional comments?

    I first read this 20 years ago and several times since; this audio version adds so much to the story due to the fantastic narration. Well done Hugh Fraser

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    4/5/14
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    "No detective but a fantastic story"
    Where does And Then There Were None rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is probably one of the best Christie books I have listened to. It isn't the typical detective story that I am used to from Christie but it was fantastic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Christie builds up the tension and confusion so well and there was a fantastic plot twist. It was genuinely frightening towards the end. It was a thoroughly good book.


    Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As ever Hugh Fraser read it well and he is so good at performing the different voices.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Becski
    LEEDS, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "The finest 'locked room' mystery written"

    This is my favorite Agatha Christie book, it is the best 'locked room' mystery ever written. Having all the characters stuck on an island with an unknown killer picking them off one by one is the perfect story. We get the back story of each character built up throughout the novel and understand why each person has been picked for this island trip. Particularly brilliant is the epilogue which explains the why's and how's of the murders. A gripping story from start to finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Fantastic Who Dun It!"

    Typical Agatha Christie with suspense, drama and twist and turns of a racing track! There is little wonder why this book is the biggest selling crime Novak of all time and Hugh Fraser delivers the story fantastically well that keeps your attention and mind puzzled from beginning to end. Well worth a listen over and over again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • E R Duff
    Scotland
    9/25/12
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    "Great entertainment"

    A great listen - it has been sometime since I read this book, it was a great listen and Hugh Fraser narrates so well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yvonne
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    5/10/15
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    "Simply the best"

    My favourite audiobook and favourite narrator. The story is like no other, it keeps you riveted and in suspense, the wondering, guessing and waiting. Hugh Fraser has such a great voice and very easy to listen to and understand. The story is one I will listen to again and again, you don't want it to end. I recommend everyone should listen to And Then There Were None.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GenKan
    4/8/15
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    "Thrilling til the very end!"
    What did you like most about And Then There Were None?

    The twist upon twist, the fake open ending TWICE


    What other book might you compare And Then There Were None to, and why?

    This was my first "closed room murder mystery" but its kinda similar to "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final showdown between the last two survivors


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, will pick up "Murder on the Orient Express" with my next credit before moving on to different genres of books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jaye Hardy
    3/28/15
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    "And Then There Were None "

    Hugh Fraser did his normal brilliant job of keeping the book alive.
    It was another amazing audio book by Agatha Christie it kept you on your toes.
    little did I think the culprit was definitely the correct culprit but hey ho that's the way Agatha Christie likes it.
    looking forward to hearing the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/15/15
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    "Classic Christie"

    I've read this before, but could not remember the ending. It kept me gripped until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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