Alfred Hitchcock based his classic suspense film of the same title on this novel.
©1936 Ethel Lina White; (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
A classic! Well worth the time. Well plotted with so many twists and turns it just kept you going. And loved the narration. I had never listened to anything narrated by Finty Williams but will definitely look forward to more.
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
. The movie is good fun, even as a mystery and it is one I have seen a few times.
The book however is pale, almost insipid by comparison.
Something must have tweaked Hitchcock's imagination and I suppose it was the way a person's observation can be so easily discredited even in a public setting..
As always Agatha Christie amazes and intrigues with this classic and timeless thriller. The plot is very much of the time it was written but even in the modern day it still keeps you enthralled to the last. I have seen umpteen films of this book but always come back to the audio version for another listen.
"Interesting listen, something a bit different."
Listeners may be more familiar with the Hitchcock version of the book. This is the unabridged original telling by Ethel Lina White, which is slightly different. It stills tells the story of the spoilt rich girl who finds herself alone in an unfamiliar country. How she sets out single handed at first to prove that 'the English lady' she befriended, has indeed disappeared from a moving train. I found the dialogue engaging and true to the era when it was written. Good listen if you like the Agatha Christie genre. The narrator has a voice well suited to the female lead, although I would prefer slightly more obvious character definition when other voices come into the story.
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