Synopsis from HarperCollins:
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die…
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
About: And Then There Were None is a mystery thriller written by Agatha Christie. It was originally published on 11/6/1939, a classic, audiobook, 5 hours 36 minutes. The genres are mystery thriller, adult fiction , and crime. According to the publisher’s website, “HarperAudio proudly traces its roots back to 1952, when Dylan Thomas first recorded for our Caedmon label. For more than five decades, HarperAudio/Caedmon has been synonymous not only with distinguished poets reading their works, but also with equally distinguished authors and readers performing classic and contemporary texts.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started listening to And Then There Were None audiobook on 6/3/2021 and finished it on 6/22/2021. An excellent mystery. I heard about this book 4 years ago but only got to it now. I enjoyed the audio experience. The narrator Hugh Fraser did an excellent job. I understand now why many bookworms liked Agatha Christie’s books. I saw the 3-part TV shows. It was excellent. I can’t wait to read/listen to more books by this author. I liked how the characters tried to solve the crimes and strategize on trapping the killer. Each character’s background was interesting. The reveal was awesome. I couldn’t guess and I can see how it can be an unsolved crime for police.
This book followed many characters heading out to an island. They were all invited. They don’t clearly know exactly who invited them but each and everyone of them could use a break away. They loved the island and the house upon seeing it. Started out was an announcement via the gramophone indicating that there were murderers among the guests. Someone spotted a poem about 10 little soldiers. One by one, each person ended up dead and no one knows what happened. They all came up with different strategies to catch the killer but they failed.
And Then There Were None was a great mystery. That childhood nursery rhymes was fantastic. I couldn’t believe the last one would do it because there’s no worry of any killer roaming about. Definitely a new way to bring justice to those who thought they got away with murders. I feel like I want to read this book again just to catch what I have missed. I listened to the ending twice and went back to one area to listen again. I liked this type of mystery. Definitely intense to know there is a killer among everyone but no one knows who. I recommend this book to everyone!
Tag Lines: mystery, island, poem, strategies discussions
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author:
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades. (Photo and info obtained from HarperCollins’ website).
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***Disclaimer: I borrowed this audiobook from my library. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.