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  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Set in Essex in the English countryside, The Mysterious Affair at Styles is one of the great classic murder mysteries. The victim, Mrs. Emily Inglethorp, is the wealthy mistress of Styles Court. After an evening of entertaining family and guests, she is found poisoned in her locked bedroom. The long list of suspects includes her gold-digging new husband, her stepsons, her best female friend, and a visiting doctor.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator unsuited for the story

  • By Jennifer on 07-11-11

Every Detail Counts

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Mysterious Affair at Styles to be better than the print version?

This story was amazing. Little details of the story that seemed insigificant added to the end of the plot. This was a fantaftic mystery with a very surprising, detailed ending.

What other book might you compare The Mysterious Affair at Styles to and why?

Death in the Air. If you love Agatha Christie, you'll love this mystery.

What does Penelope Dellaporta bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The change in voices helped the story be believable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen in the car rides to and from work and couldn't wait to get into the car.

  • Tied Up in Tinsel

  • A Roderick Alleyn Mystery
  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Holed up at Hilary Bill-Tasman's manor estate for Christmas, Troy Alleyn is to paint the man's portrait and, while she's there, view the Druid Christmas pageant. Along with a pack of eccentric guests, Troy enjoys the festivities, until one of the pageant's players mysteriously disappears into the snowy night

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classy Classic

  • By Carole T. on 08-27-12

Didn't Even Get Through 2nd CD

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-11

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Having the murder closer to the beginning of the story instead of having pointless facts about all the characters.

What could Ngaio Marsh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Have the murder closer to the beginning of the book so your interest gets peaked and you want to learn about all the characters.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment that I wasted my time and money on this audibook. I was really looking forward to listening to a Christmas murder mystery.

Any additional comments?

This book was so aweful and boring in the 1st and part of the 2nd CD that I didn't even finish listening to the whole audiobook. I stopped in the middle of the 2nd CD. Don't waste your time or money on this audiobook.

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