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The Mysterious Mr. Quin Audiobook

The Mysterious Mr. Quin

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Publisher's Summary

So far, it had been a typical New Year's Eve house party. But Mr. Satterthwaite, a keen observer of human nature, sensed that the real drama of the evening was yet to unfold. So it proved when a mysterious stranger arrived after midnight. Who was this Mr. Quin? And why did his presence have such a pronounced effect on Eleanor Portal, the woman with the dyed-black hair?

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©1930 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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    melanie Saltburn by the Sea, United Kingdom 02/02/2013
    melanie Saltburn by the Sea, United Kingdom 02/02/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Good listen"

    I love anything by Agatha Christie and if your a fan you will love it too. I was'nt expecting lots of short stories, I'm not sure if it tells you this in the description, but it is still a great book by the Crime Queen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kingston1919 13/04/2013
    Kingston1919 13/04/2013
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    "Short Story Gems"

    Mr. Harley Quin is one of Agatha Christie`s most engaging characters together with Mr.Satterthwaite who appears in each story as the vehicle by which wrongs are righted and justice is done. The stories are intriguing and entertaining. This is Agatha Christie at her short story best and one laments that there are not more of them. Hugh Fraser`s narration is, as always, excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jaye Hardy 29/04/2015
    Jaye Hardy 29/04/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Mysterious Mr Quinn"

    I'd never heard of this book but I took a chance on it
    Well narrated by Hugh Fraser really brought the characters to life it was a intresting storyline with lots of different ways of things happening I actually enjoyed the book it was really intresting a totally different way of seeing Agatha Christie books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Cox Cambridgeshire 23/07/2017
    L. Cox Cambridgeshire 23/07/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Not more than ok."

    Quite enjoyable but a bit repetitive, saved by the excellent narrationby the very excellent Hugh Fraser.
    I probably will listen to this again but not for a while.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Polly 27/07/2015
    Polly 27/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful set of short stories"

    Quite different from the usual "cosy murder" of Agatha Christie's Poirot or Miss Marple books, this set of short stories has a wonderful air of mystery and magic about it. Hugh Fraser as usual is a fabulous narrator. One irritation - at the start there is an awful nasal voice introducing the book, quite unnecessary - and at the end, instead of allowing the listener to enjoy a moment of repose and thought, the irritating "Audible hopes you enjoyed this book" jumps in less than a second after the last word of the book. This has often annoyed me in other books. Please Audible, drop the totally unnecessary intro and wrap ups.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Sittingbourne, United Kingdom 30/05/2015
    Mrs Sittingbourne, United Kingdom 30/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "A must for Christie fans"

    I have always enjoyed the Poirot/Mis Marple stories, so was delighted to find this book of short stores with characters I had not come across before - Mr Quinn & Mr Satterthwaite

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anita carroll 28/01/2015
    anita carroll 28/01/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Good for bedtime short stories"

    Just what you expect from Christie.these short stories are good for car journey or bedtime.suitable for all ages and well read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 23/12/2012
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    "My favourite Agatha Christie book"

    I am a big fan of Agatha Christie's work and this is my all time favourite. It is quite different from the rest of her books and has a slightly spooky atmosphere. Hugh Fraser (Captain Hastings) does a very good job of narrating all the different characters. A pleasure to listen to!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cosima SOUTH CADBURY, United Kingdom 01/07/2012
    Cosima SOUTH CADBURY, United Kingdom 01/07/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Some things get better with age!"

    I loved this book. hard to believe it was first published in 1930. Yes there are parts of it which are dated and very well to do. However there are parts that are just magical.
    The narration by Hugh Fraser was somehow comforting and apt, a pleasure to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Carnegie UK 03/01/2018
    Mary Carnegie UK 03/01/2018 Member Since 2012
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    "A collection of modern fairy stories "

    I like this collection of short stories out of the usual Christie genre. Hugh Fraser narrates very well, as usual.
    Another pernickety bachelor of mature years Mr Satterthwaite, rather like an English Poirot, is the chief protagonist, but his adventures are enabled by the unearthly Quin - utterly the antithesis of the all too solid (and stolid) Hastings. When Quin appears things are going to happen!
    The situations that need Mr Satterthwaite’s attention are varied, not always murders
    I was struck that the accidental death of a dog, which took up a few minutes of the book, seemed much more moving to me than any of the many deaths of humans in all Christie’s works! Similarly I was fonder of Bob, the dog in “Dumb Witness” than any of her human characters!
    This is to the good. I don’t want too much reality in bedtime listening!

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  • Diana
    19/06/17
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    "Better to read than listen"

    For some reason, this collection of stories is much better read than listened. I would recommend picking up the book instead.

    Hugh Fraser is wonderful as always but the stories have too much detail that even a moment of inattention ruins it.

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  • Anniebligh
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    15/03/12
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    ""Ah Love Could thou and I with Fate conspire..""

    These are stories of murder and mystery where Mr Quin inspires an older batchelor of some means to alter a seeming Fate. Again and again. A delightful listen. For me this is a very different Christie. Having written that, there still are, the trip to Egypt, the country homes, weekend guests, young Americans doing Europe, a troupe of robbers, rural hotels, motoring through the countryside, thunderstorms, a Duchess, quiet islands in the sun and Casino. And then some.

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