Retro Friday Audiobook Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

After finishing the audiobook for And Then There Were None, all I could think to myself was well played, Ms. Christie, well played.

And Then There Were None, Audiobook cover, Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

Obviously there is a reason why Agatha Christie is the grand dame of the whodunnit genre. I’ve only read two of her books so far, pitiful, I know. Each book that I’ve read by her has a twist ending that I honestly couldn’t see coming (then again, I am quite dense).

The audiobook of And Then There Were None is relatively short. It is 5 hours and 32 minutes unabridged. It is narrated by Hugh Fraser. Fraser is an excellent narrator. I felt he was very well suited to the book, what with his proper British accent. He was very posh sounding. His voice changed and never remained at one tone or pitch. I thought the varying made it easier to listen to. The audio publisher is The Audio Partners.

Okay, so ten people get invited to this island off Devon called Indian Island by this eccentric millionaire for a variety of reasons. Each person accepts the invite to the island without question. At first glance, the characters have little in common. It is then, as readers, we discover each character has a shady past and has committed something like murder. Anyways, one by one each character is whacked via poison, gun, blunt object in different areas of the mansion on Indian island. As the story unfolded, I tried to figure out which of the ten guests was the murderer.

Ya’ll this book has such a BRILLIANT conclusion. Seriously, I did not see the solution coming from a million miles away. Also, I am left wondering if this is the book where the phrase ‘red herring’ comes from, as there are a few red herrings. I felt this was a great read. I highly recommend this mystery, especially the audio version.

Disclosure: Obtained with my audible credit.

Also, this is one of my Project Fill In The Gaps books. Yay!

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Comments

  1. This is one of my all time favorites! It’s such a crazy story! I read it and was completely surprised by just about everything! I was completely blown away! I reread it a bit later and loved reading it a second time, already knowing the outcome! Gives everything a whole new flavor!
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  2. I read this as a teen and it is still my favorite mystery. I loved that I couldn’t figure out who the killer was. I didn’t realize there was an audiobook version. I will have to listen to this. I really liked Hugh Fraser’s portrayal as Hastings in the BBC adaptations of the Poirot mysteries. I bet I’d love this audio. Great review! I need to reread And Then There Were None.
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  3. I love And Then There Were None! I went through a big Agatha Christie phase in high school and this one was by far my favorite. Now you need to watch the Bollywood film version!
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  4. Oh my gosh, y’all! I have ABSOLUTELY NO experience with Agatha Christie. Never read her, never seen her on TV. I feel like a little bit of a loser right now. :-/
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  5. You know, I’ve been looking for books for retro Friday and I think I need to give this one a chance, particularly because I don’t think I’ve ever read Agatha Christie my self – though I think my Aunt used to read it to us when we were small.
    Anyway, thanks for the review.
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  6. Denise Z says:

    My first audiobook was by Agatha Christie and it was a collection of stories that I love. I do not know what happened to me, but anytime I put it on I would instantly fall asleep, I couldn’t even get through the first story 🙂 The reader had a lovely voice and I think the wonderful story was so soothing that I would instantly become relaxed and while this is not necessarily a bad thing – I certainly could not play it while driving 🙂 and I really wanted to know how the story ended! Thanks for sharing with me today – my memory prompted by your post made me smile.

  7. If you liked this, you absolutely need to read Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White. Collins is one of the fathers of the genre that Christie wrote in. We don’t have a review up but I believe the gals over at the Book Smugglers do! 🙂
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  8. I’ve never thought of audiobooking Agatha. Thanks for the idea and great review.

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