They All Fall Down

Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
3 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime.

Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico, with six strangers - an ex-cop, a chef, a financial advisor, a nurse, a lawyer, and a young widow. 

Surrounded by miles of open water in the gloriously green Sea of Cortez, Miriam is shocked to discover that she and the rest of her companions have been brought to the remote island under false pretenses - and all seven strangers harbor a secret. 

Danger lurks in the lush forest and in the halls and bedrooms of the lonely mansion. Sporadic cell-phone coverage and miles of ocean keeps the group trapped in paradise. And strange accidents keep them suspicious of each other, as one by one...they all fall down

For fans of thrilling contemporary suspense like The Woman in Cabin 10, Rachel Howzell Hall's brilliant stand-alone novel modernizes and pays homage to Agatha's Christie's And Then There Were None, bringing a diverse cast of seven sinners to a private island for a reckoning that will leave you breathless.

©2019 Rachel Howzell Hall (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Unfortunately, extremely boring

Perhaps readers who are not familiar with Agatha Christie might find this book enjoyable. I can not fault the writer's style. The narration was fine, but it seemed like a ripoff rather than a homage to a classic story. The author mixes diversity and current events, but it was not enough to brighten a tired formula. Once again, if you are not familiar with the original you could very well like the book.

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Bad people doing bad things

I enjoyed the narrative told by main character Miriam. Even though she is flawed and has an unlikeable quality, I liked her for the majority of the story. Many reviews I saw before reading this book mentioned this is a retelling of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" which I adore so I had high hopes. This book never brought on the suspense expected and was pretty much a story about bad people doing bad things so can only give it three stars.

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Worst Narrator EVER

I've never heard my dog howl in response to an audiobook. This narrator needs to be banned from Audible. Indescribably awful; "accents/twangs" god awful. Literally sounded like a wounded animal which genuinely upset my dog. There are no words for how bad this was/is...

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Boring. I couldn’t finish!

I listened to the first 1/3 of the book. It was so boring. I have never returned an Audible book before until this one. The story was going NOWHERE! This is supposed to be a thriller!

The narration was fantastic. I loved having a POC as main character and her voice was well written. She had a lot of sass and made me laugh. But as I said, it was so boring. The pace was simply off.

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Caution: this book contains STRONG language!

I was just getting into this story, a little past chapter 3, when all of a sudden, F bombs all over, in several different sections. Not cool. Why is it so hard to find a good audiobook without swearing? The description doesn’t warn you about it (at least, that I found) and I rely on other reviewers to warn me. I’ll be exchanging this one.

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Eh

The performance was great! I could picture the story as it was told. The story was not that great, at least not to me.

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Very boring

This book was very boring. Such that I stopped listening to it. I requested a refund.

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Didn't enjoy.

Didn't enjoy the story or the performance. I made it through 24 chapters before giving up. The writing never made a visual picture in my mind, I just couldn't get into it.

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It was okay

The story sounded really good, and I loved the narrator. But main character Miriam (and let’s face it, pretty much everyone else too) was completely insufferable. I hated being in her head, and I don’t know if I was supposed to root for her or what, but I honestly couldn’t stand her and just waited for her downfall to happen.

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tried to finish it.. .

tried to finish this book but just couldn't. the book was slow...the characters were all so completely unengaging and the tone of the book overall was so negative. disappointed.