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And Then There Were None

Written by: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Dan Stevens
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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The world's best-selling mystery!

"Ten..." Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen".

"Nine..." At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.

"Eight..." Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die.

"Seven..." Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

©1939 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Narrator and story are awesome

the narration was really super. the pacing, the tone, the consistency of the different voices performed by the narrator throughout the story. it helped tremendously to keep track of the characters in the story. Just enjoyed this narration much more than expected. I'm not into mysteries that much, but the narrator made the difference.

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stunning reading by Dan Stevens

The title says it all. Dan Stevens' reading was a masterpiece, well suited to this book. I cannot recommend this enough!

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Excellent story, beautifully read

This was the first Agatha Christie I read as a teenager, and I've only read it once more since but remember loving it both times. Third time, as an audiobook, did not disappoint! True quality...I'm actually thinking I may pull it into one of my English classes this year, as there is a tonne of opportunity for character assessment and predicting and lots of potential for fun tasks. I'd also probably use some snippets of this audiobook. The reader was fantastic (didn't realize who he was until I kept picturing the doctor as his Downton Abbey character, and looked more closely). Well worth the credit!

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Highly entertaining murder mystery

One of the best! Such a classic novel, performed beautifully - a real entertaining story by a master.

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Fascinating story

Great mystery.
I thought it was a interesting read to listen to, enjoyed the narrative as well.

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I have always enjoyed a good mystery & I have found A. Christie the queen of them!

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Christie is Master of the Unravel!

I have always loved Agatha Christie! She is a genius in unraveling the story and keeping the reader a little in the dark right until the end. She is a master story-teller and in an age so many scripts and movies and books cannot hold me until the end unless it's only with emotions, she keeps my brain engaged and desire to know what happens right to the last word! #Audible1

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Great

My favourite mystery story. A classic. Very well performed. It is short, but entertaining and holds up well for repeat listens.

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Some kind of a thriller !

Always loved Agatha, the genie behind our goosebumps. A great story narrated by one of the greatest voice actors. Dan Stevens is definitely my favorite. As incredible this story is, Dan elevated it to the roof! Awesome! Definutely a must in your library !

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loved this mystery

listened too this whike at work and loved the story and tbe narration you really get caught up in it.

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  • Markie Ross
  • 2015-09-17

Dan Stevens is genius

This Is Agatha at her best! Very intriguing, very wicked...but I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it nearly as much with a lesser narrator.
I knew Dan Stevens was a good actor, but I had no idea he was a GREAT actor. Clearly he has worked on his voice and vocal characterisations so much so that he has become incredibly facile and believable as so many diverse characters in this book. I might go so far as to say he is the best I have ever heard.
This was worth a credit, even though I got it on sale.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2014-09-03

Stevens deserves higher than 5-star rating!

Wow...what a thriller. I don't think I've ever been made so nervous in a murder mystery before. And I had little clue the entire way through, until something mentioned in passing by the police in the penultimate chapter perked up my suspicions- but even then I hadn't put it all together (I had really stopped trying very hard to figure it out once the doctor was found... just waiting it out until the unveil at that point). Sent shivers down my spine nearly the whole 6 hours. That nursery rhyme was well selected; I still feel a little haunted by it... The constant murder countdown, one by one slowly and inevitably...

Dan Stevens, hats off to you! If I hadn't known better, I could have thought there was a full cast reading this, rather than a single person supplying over a dozen voices. Stevens is one of the only male narrators I have heard able to voice multiple female characters so well and consistently, without trouble distinguishing between them or sounding too high-pitched or forced. Masterfully done, seamless character transitions, and fantastically carried out the emotion of every scene -not just of individuals, but the atmosphere. From the initial curiosity and disbelief, to the suspicion and weariness, he made it palpable, as if you were right there on the island with them... It was one of the most marvelous performances I have ever heard, rivaled only by Stevens' own narration of Murder on the Orient Express. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would!

A wonderful chilling suspense mystery. Gotta love the timing of a thunderstorm as I read the last chapters... A great read, which I will gladly revisit in future, especially since my heartbeat has returned to normal now...

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  • DRWick
  • 2019-07-20

I can’t hear most of the dialogue.

The narrator goes from Very Loud Projecting of His Voice to *mumble mumble mumble* to whispers. I desperately want to listen to this book but am too frustrated after several attempts to compensate for the audio. The stress just isn’t worth it. The story sounds like it could be great, but I’ll have to read the book to find out.

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  • Jzang
  • 2019-05-07

Overall one of my all time favorites

This book is an excellent listen and read. I first came across a few years ago when family guy did a mockery. I was curious so I gave this a read and then recently found the audio. It was a great listen, very good descriptions, and a great mystery. Right when you think you know who the killer is they die :).

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  • PLJ
  • 2015-09-26

Powerful reading to a great story

By far Christie's most intriguing work is carried neatly by an an intense reading. The mystery presented is both enthralling and enticing and Dan Stevens manages to capture the ever spiraling feeling of fear that encapsulates those on the island. Whether you have read the story or not this is by far a grand way to experience it.

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  • joanna
  • 2019-01-18

Great story! Stands the test of time

It’s not as flashy or jumpy, not quite as gripping and intense as modern day murder mystery/thrillers but I actually do like it for that in its own right. This is my first time dipping my toe into Agatha Christie’s legendary waters and I was not disappointed!

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  • Miss Fox Says
  • 2018-11-14

I didn't see it coming!!

Another great Christie classic. I really did not see it coming. Quick read finished in two days.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 2016-12-21

Loved ❤ It

I'd expected this old classic to feel dated and stale, but was very pleasantly surprised to see how well it holds up. Even though I'd read it as a kid, and remembered the identity of the murderer, I didn't recall how the murderer did it, and it was still a suspenseful and thoroughly engaging listen. I was actually disappointed when it was over, and had to immediately purchase another Agatha Christie title, because suddenly no other book would do. Who knew old Dame Agatha could still feel fresh and new after so much time? Jeez, she was good. And Dan Stevens is such an amazing one-man voice chameleon that he really makes this mystery come alive. I especially loved his voices for the judge, the general, the soldier of fortune, and the governess. I definitely will be looking for more books narrated by him.

Grade: A. Bechdel Test: Pass.

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  • 2014-04-10

Literally gave me chills

I have read Agatha Christie in the past for school. This was the first I had read on my own, as an adult. The tale was gripping and kept me finding excuses to keep listening. And, at the end, I actually got chills when all was revealed. I have never experienced that with a story before. I will definitely be listening to more Agatha Christie!

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  • Chalis
  • 2015-09-23

Timeless

Agatha Christie was a master storyteller, Even though many of her most well known books were written over 60 years ago, the stories are still riveting for me. "And Then There Were None" is no exception.

One movie version of this story was made in the 1940's. I've seen it on TV and I knew how who the murderer was. I was still captivated by this book.

One of the outstanding features is the narration by Dan Stevens. The first time I was aware of this actor was his performance in Downton Abbey. The tone of his voice is pleasing, his diction is perfect. He doesn't overdo the character voices. There is just enough distinction so it is clear who is speaking, but not so much that it is distracting.

Thanks to Audible for making this a "Deal of the Day".

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  • josiane bienfait
  • 2018-11-17

and then there were none

Je connaissais bien sur le roman des"dix petits nègres" . L'intrigue reste palpitante même si on la connaît: il y a toujours des détails qui vous accrochent . Le narrateur est excellent: sa diction est claire et il sait varier la tonalité des voix en fonction des personnages.Le débit est bien ryhtmé et pas trop rapide . Mon but était d'améliorer mon écoute de la langue anglaise Je n'ai vraiment pas été déçue . Je recommande vraiment cet audio livre ainsi que celui du" meurtre de l'orient express" par le même narrateur, un gage de qualité

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  • Taillefeunaille
  • 2018-11-16

A classic. Dan Stevens is amazing as usual!

Another great performance of Dan Stevens. Story is obviously great. A must read! Loved it