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"Ten..." Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen".
"Nine..." At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.
"Eight..." Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die.
"Seven..." Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?
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I have read Agatha Christie in the past for school. This was the first I had read on my own, as an adult. The tale was gripping and kept me finding excuses to keep listening. And, at the end, I actually got chills when all was revealed. I have never experienced that with a story before. I will definitely be listening to more Agatha Christie!
Loved the narration by Dan Stevens ! He has a wonderful voice that he used to define each character. Bravo !
First time I listened to this book. I could not stop listening to it even though I knew the story very well. Great performance!! Well done!
Wow...what a thriller. I don't think I've ever been made so nervous in a murder mystery before. And I had little clue the entire way through, until something mentioned in passing by the police in the penultimate chapter perked up my suspicions- but even then I hadn't put it all together (I had really stopped trying very hard to figure it out once the doctor was found... just waiting it out until the unveil at that point). Sent shivers down my spine nearly the whole 6 hours. That nursery rhyme was well selected; I still feel a little haunted by it... The constant murder countdown, one by one slowly and inevitably...
Dan Stevens, hats off to you! If I hadn't known better, I could have thought there was a full cast reading this, rather than a single person supplying over a dozen voices. Stevens is one of the only male narrators I have heard able to voice multiple female characters so well and consistently, without trouble distinguishing between them or sounding too high-pitched or forced. Masterfully done, seamless character transitions, and fantastically carried out the emotion of every scene -not just of individuals, but the atmosphere. From the initial curiosity and disbelief, to the suspicion and weariness, he made it palpable, as if you were right there on the island with them... It was one of the most marvelous performances I have ever heard, rivaled only by Stevens' own narration of Murder on the Orient Express. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would!
A wonderful chilling suspense mystery. Gotta love the timing of a thunderstorm as I read the last chapters... A great read, which I will gladly revisit in future, especially since my heartbeat has returned to normal now...
i like to read. i like to listen.
Dan Stevens was a perfect narrator for Agatha Christie's novel of murder and mystery. he embodied all the characters so well, it really was like a little treat.
as for the story. i'm arriving so late to the Agatha Christie party, but i'm glad I tried her out. great story, well told, concise yet full of character development. loved every second of it!
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Another Agatha Christie book. This is one of her many books that have a complex plot that leaves you in the dark to the very last word.
The diffrent voices makes the charaters more alive than if you read the story. His British dialects also helps in creating the wonderful British soul of all Christie's books.
Make Dan Stecens record more Agatha Christie, please!!!
I vaguely remembered this mystery as a high school student. I recently came to enjoying audio books, and have always enjoyed the Poirot series. As a Downton Abbey fan, I was thrilled to know Dan Stevens was the narrator. His performance did not disappoint. I would happily recommend this performance and book to others who enjoy a well written, well performed mystery.
The very best of Agatha Christie! I couldn't stop listening! Lots of intrigue and it keeps you guessing until the end! Will recommend Agatha Christie to all mystery buffs!
As a Agatha Christi fan I was not prepared for the darkness of this novel. I was thinking more along the lines of Poirot and Marple . I shall carefully read reviews from now on.
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