Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.
The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again...and again....
©1939 Agatha Christie (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
"Agatha Christie's masterpiece." (Spectator)
"One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies." (Observer)
"The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious, and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. (Daily Herald)
I don't normally go for older books myself as I often find the writing style and language used a put off, but this book has a timeless quality to it and was an easy read. Was sucked right in to the plot and loved going back to previous chapters to look for subtle clues. I was convinced I had deduced the murderer at least 3 times before the truth was revealed. The ending wasn't 100% convincing as an explanation if I am honest but a minor point. Narrator was superb and brought the many characters to life excellently.
The perfect - and possibly ultimate - whodunnit!
I have seen a couple of film versions of this over the years, so unfortunately did know what happens at the end but still loved very minute. If you do not know the twist, I envy you! You are in for such a treat!
Good voice acting, distinctive voices for the ten characters that weren't overdone. The story is excellent, I kept a tally of whom I thought the murderer might be but it didn't avail me in the end.
Say something about yourself!
Great narration, great story, loved it, a really good atmospheric listen, and the narration adds to the high quality listening experience.
Aspiring author and audible addict. Don't judge me by my library...
I've read a lot of AC, but mostly Marple and Poirot, very few stand alone. I bought this because of the amazing BBC adaptation last year (well worth a watch by the way). The audiobook didn't disappoint. Absolutely gripping and read brilliantly. Sometimes I forget how masterful AC was!
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