©1930 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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.
These are stories of murder and mystery where Mr Quin inspires an older batchelor of some means to alter a seeming Fate. Again and again. A delightful listen. For me this is a very different Christie. Having written that, there still are, the trip to Egypt, the country homes, weekend guests, young Americans doing Europe, a troupe of robbers, rural hotels, motoring through the countryside, thunderstorms, a Duchess, quiet islands in the sun and Casino. And then some.
"Short Story Gems"
Mr. Harley Quin is one of Agatha Christie`s most engaging characters together with Mr.Satterthwaite who appears in each story as the vehicle by which wrongs are righted and justice is done. The stories are intriguing and entertaining. This is Agatha Christie at her short story best and one laments that there are not more of them. Hugh Fraser`s narration is, as always, excellent.
I love anything by Agatha Christie and if your a fan you will love it too. I was'nt expecting lots of short stories, I'm not sure if it tells you this in the description, but it is still a great book by the Crime Queen.
"Wonderful set of short stories"
Quite different from the usual "cosy murder" of Agatha Christie's Poirot or Miss Marple books, this set of short stories has a wonderful air of mystery and magic about it. Hugh Fraser as usual is a fabulous narrator. One irritation - at the start there is an awful nasal voice introducing the book, quite unnecessary - and at the end, instead of allowing the listener to enjoy a moment of repose and thought, the irritating "Audible hopes you enjoyed this book" jumps in less than a second after the last word of the book. This has often annoyed me in other books. Please Audible, drop the totally unnecessary intro and wrap ups.
Really really enjoyed this. It's very mysterious! Hugh Fraser is a brilliant narrator. Highly recommended.
"Enjoyable but slightly bonkers"
A good little collection of short stories, apart from the last one that takes the whole premise just that little bit too far for me. Definitely worth a listen though. I rather adore Mr Satterthwaite
"A must for Christie fans"
I have always enjoyed the Poirot/Mis Marple stories, so was delighted to find this book of short stores with characters I had not come across before - Mr Quinn & Mr Satterthwaite
"Mysterious Mr Quinn"
I'd never heard of this book but I took a chance on it
Well narrated by Hugh Fraser really brought the characters to life it was a intresting storyline with lots of different ways of things happening I actually enjoyed the book it was really intresting a totally different way of seeing Agatha Christie books.
"Good for bedtime short stories"
Just what you expect from Christie.these short stories are good for car journey or bedtime.suitable for all ages and well read
"My favourite Agatha Christie book"
I am a big fan of Agatha Christie's work and this is my all time favourite. It is quite different from the rest of her books and has a slightly spooky atmosphere. Hugh Fraser (Captain Hastings) does a very good job of narrating all the different characters. A pleasure to listen to!
"Some things get better with age!"
I loved this book. hard to believe it was first published in 1930. Yes there are parts of it which are dated and very well to do. However there are parts that are just magical.
The narration by Hugh Fraser was somehow comforting and apt, a pleasure to listen to.
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