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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.

    3 of 3 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.

    2 of 2 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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    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.

    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 UK 23/12/2012
    Amazon Customer UK 23/12/2012 Member Since 2017
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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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    Miss S My Armchair 24/09/2017
    Miss S My Armchair 24/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Enigmatic, Intriguing & slightly sinister -Mr Quin"
    Where does The Mysterious Mr. Quin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favourites and I return to it time and again when I want to listen to something good. I like the way it is a collection of short stories. I like how unexplained and random the appearances of Mr Harley Quin are. I love the dynamic between him and old Mr Satterthwaite when they work together.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr Satterthwaite with his sentimentality and sense of being an observer, rather than a participant in life.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    He complimented the story and was unobtrusive. I like reading the stories myself but the audio version was just as enjoyable.


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

    The very last story has a sense of melancholy and despair that is quite haunting.


    Any additional comments?

    Apparently these were Dame Christie's favourite characters. I can see why.

    0 of 0 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.

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    Ricardo Maragna Santa Cruz de TENERIFE, Canary Islands Spain 08/06/2017
    Ricardo Maragna Santa Cruz de TENERIFE, Canary Islands Spain 08/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Impressive, Christie with a supernatural touch"

    Excellent, an aspect of Christie's work I was not aware of. Clever stories, and an intriguing character set. As I understand it the stories were written shortly after her "crisis" in 1927, and each story in the set grows darker as the series progresses. I am truly surprised that the mysterious Mr Quin is not more widely known.

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  • Anonymous
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anniebligh
    BUCKETTY, Australia
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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