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