TITLE: And Then There Were None
AUTHOR: Agatha Christie
GENRES: Classic, Mystery
LENGTH: 6 hours
PUBLISHED: September 10th 2013
PUBLISHER: Harper Audio
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely 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…
I don’t know. I don’t know at all. And that’s what’s frightening the life out of me. To have no idea….
I love Agatha Christie, she’s my Queen. But this audiobook might have been the reason why this book fell a little flat for me.
The story itself was truly enticing. It kept me listening even while I was mucking out stalls. There’s only ten people in the island and one by one they start to die. And I kept thinking and thinking who is the murderer. Agatha manages to make the twists and turns so you keep changing your mind about the suspect pretty much all the time. And honestly, the end really made me go “whaaat?!” because I truly didn’t expect that to happen.
But what really made my experience bad was the narration. Some parts were so bad mumbling that I couldn’t make the words he was speaking. And it wasn’t just once, but multiple times. Yeah, it might be my own fault because English isn’t my mother language but this is the first audiobook where I have a problem with hearing the words spoken. Which ever the reason, it really made the experience worse than it would have been reading the physical book.