And Then There Were None

Narrated by: Dan Stevens
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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The world's best-selling mystery!

"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?

©1939 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Dan Stevens is genius

This Is Agatha at her best! Very intriguing, very wicked...but I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it nearly as much with a lesser narrator.
I knew Dan Stevens was a good actor, but I had no idea he was a GREAT actor. Clearly he has worked on his voice and vocal characterisations so much so that he has become incredibly facile and believable as so many diverse characters in this book. I might go so far as to say he is the best I have ever heard.
This was worth a credit, even though I got it on sale.

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Stevens deserves higher than 5-star rating!

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...

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Loved ❤ It

I'd expected this old classic to feel dated and stale, but was very pleasantly surprised to see how well it holds up. Even though I'd read it as a kid, and remembered the identity of the murderer, I didn't recall how the murderer did it, and it was still a suspenseful and thoroughly engaging listen. I was actually disappointed when it was over, and had to immediately purchase another Agatha Christie title, because suddenly no other book would do. Who knew old Dame Agatha could still feel fresh and new after so much time? Jeez, she was good. And Dan Stevens is such an amazing one-man voice chameleon that he really makes this mystery come alive. I especially loved his voices for the judge, the general, the soldier of fortune, and the governess. I definitely will be looking for more books narrated by him.

Grade: A. Bechdel Test: Pass.

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Powerful reading to a great story

By far Christie's most intriguing work is carried neatly by an an intense reading. The mystery presented is both enthralling and enticing and Dan Stevens manages to capture the ever spiraling feeling of fear that encapsulates those on the island. Whether you have read the story or not this is by far a grand way to experience it.

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Maybe I'm missing something...

Have to admit this was my 1st-ever Agatha Christy book, and maybe it would have been a better read than listen-while-driving-a-car event. It was difficult to keep all the characters straight during first part and the murders seemed fairly tame. (Perhaps this is so only in comparison to books, movies, and yes, video games, of this current age where deaths are portrayed with much blood and gore.)
I've read that this book is "masterful" and suspenseful and brilliant and I agree that Agatha Christy was one of the great authors of our time. However for me, this was lightly entertaining, not greatly mysterious, although it was a mystery as to the disappearance of the last few Indians-- I liked that technique. As stated earlier, I feel this would have been a book better read than listened to.

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Literally gave me chills

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!

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Timeless

Agatha Christie was a master storyteller, Even though many of her most well known books were written over 60 years ago, the stories are still riveting for me. "And Then There Were None" is no exception.

One movie version of this story was made in the 1940's. I've seen it on TV and I knew how who the murderer was. I was still captivated by this book.

One of the outstanding features is the narration by Dan Stevens. The first time I was aware of this actor was his performance in Downton Abbey. The tone of his voice is pleasing, his diction is perfect. He doesn't overdo the character voices. There is just enough distinction so it is clear who is speaking, but not so much that it is distracting.

Thanks to Audible for making this a "Deal of the Day".

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Overall one of my all time favorites

This book is an excellent listen and read. I first came across a few years ago when family guy did a mockery. I was curious so I gave this a read and then recently found the audio. It was a great listen, very good descriptions, and a great mystery. Right when you think you know who the killer is they die :).

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Wonderful, classic reading

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Loved the narration by Dan Stevens ! He has a wonderful voice that he used to define each character. Bravo !

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One of the best Christie books

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!

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