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The Sittaford Mystery Audiobook

The Sittaford Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: "Captain Trevelyan... dead... murder."

Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snowdrifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot....

This title was previously published as The Murder at Hazelmoor.

©1931 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    No One 05-10-14
    No One 05-10-14
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    "Hugh Fraser is the best."
    Any additional comments?

    I love Christie's work, and for me, there is no other narrator than Hugh Fraser. He's completely brilliant at creating characters, and, most importantly for me, does a believable female voice (not just pitching his voice to sound like a Chipmunk).

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amy B 04-02-13
    Amy B 04-02-13
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    "Audio probably made this much better"
    What did you love best about The Sittaford Mystery?

    The narrator


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was pleased because I was very surprised. I hate it when I figure it out on my own.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding as always - he's one of the best!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Table turning that turned all wrong.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Bain 11-20-15
    Ruth Bain 11-20-15

    RueRue

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    "Entertaining"

    Another fun British who-done-it by Agatha Christie. Even though it's not her best, it's still lots of fun. And, as always, Hugh Fraser is the perfect narrator !

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Calliope 01-12-15
    Calliope 01-12-15
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    "great characters, great mystery"

    I find some of Agatha Christie's novels are more about the mystery and the sleuth (often her regulars, Miss Marple or Poirot), but this one is as much about the characters and the setting, as it is about the mystery. It's a funny look at the characters of the snowed in country village, who love to gossip and know everything about everyone -- except for the mother and daughter pair who've rented the manor estate, a very odd happening for the middle of a Dartmoor winter. And when a resident turns up murdered at the same time as forecast by the spirits during a "table turning" seance, everyone starts wondering what could have happened. In comes a police inspector, a newspaper reporter, and the fiancee of the nephew (and heir) of the murdered man, all trying to find out whodunnit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Durham, NC, United States 02-10-13
    Kate Durham, NC, United States 02-10-13
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    "WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE"
    If you could sum up The Sittaford Mystery in three words, what would they be?

    A good story but I feel that without the snowstorm it wouldn't have been as enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare The Sittaford Mystery to and why?

    Can't think of another story, but whatever it is it must have snow in it.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    I've listened to many of Hugh Fraser's peformance and in The Sittaford Mystery he continues to be excellent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A snowy day in Sittaford town.


    Any additional comments?

    no.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lincoln Lufkin, Texas, United States 11-12-12
    Lincoln Lufkin, Texas, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Who done it ?"
    What did you love best about The Sittaford Mystery?

    Kept your attention right to the end.


    What other book might you compare The Sittaford Mystery to and why?

    Keeps me wanting to read this type of mystery.


    Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As only Agatha Christi can.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Very good performance. Change of voice and defliction of each character was good.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking foward to listening to more.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne 06-23-17
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    "A true Christie classic!"

    Absolutely loved everything about this book. The story was riveting, characters delightful, and Hughes reading was impeccable. I highly recommend this book, The Sittaford Mystery, to anyone who not only loves Agatha Christie but who loves a good mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. A. Jones 06-04-17
    M. A. Jones 06-04-17

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    "Slow, slow,slloowwwwwww"

    Started out pretty well, but mired in tedium quickly. I usually enjoy Christie, but this one just seemed to drag in dialogue and extra exposition. Zzzzzzzzzzz. The characters are totally cliche. No one to care about, not even the investigator. After getting a third of the way through, I decided to move on to another book. I do not recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-04-17
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-04-17 Member Since 2017

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "I was expecting more"

    I know that Agatha Christie can do these kind of mysteries very well because of her collection of characters. But I felt that there was no strong feeling good or bad towards anyone. I love Poirot so I could be biased but this was slow and had no real reveal at the end. It needed someone strong to bring it together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KENNETH L SHRIVER CINCINNATI, OHIO USA 03-12-17
    KENNETH L SHRIVER CINCINNATI, OHIO USA 03-12-17

    samnamm1

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    "A great Audiobook for those wholike snow isolation"
    Where does The Sittaford Mystery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The scenario was just right so was the summation.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sittaford Mystery?

    The final ( Periot Like) explanation to the murderer


    Have you listened to any of Hugh Fraser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Hugh Frazier is one of the best


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither. It made you think like all good Mysteries do!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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