And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Epub)

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Ebook Info

  • Published: 2009
  • Number of pages: 258 pages
  • Format: Epub
  • File Size: 0.21 MB
  • Authors: Agatha Christie

Description

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?

User’s Reviews

Amazon.com Review Considered the best mystery novel ever written by many readers, And Then There Were None is the story of 10 strangers, each lured to Indian Island by a mysterious host. Once his guests have arrived, the host accuses each person of murder. Unable to leave the island, the guests begin to share their darkest secrets–until they begin to die. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Review “The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written.” (New York Times )“One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day.” (Time magazine )“One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies.” (The Observer (UK) )“There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a straightforward way from first to last….The most colossal achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs. Christie’s previous best—on the top notch of detection.” (New Statesman (UK) )“The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.” (Daily Herald (UK) )“What Agatha Christie taught me was all about the delicate placement of the red herring. She was the ultimate genius behind ‘by indirections shall we find directions out.’ ” (Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley novels ) –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Review Agatha Christie s masterpiece. Spectator One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies. Observer The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Daily Herald One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day. Time Magazine There is no doubt that this is a highly ingenious jigsaw by a master of puzzling. Books There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a straightforward way from first to last… The most colossal achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs Christie s previous best on the top notch of detection. New Statesman The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written. –New York Times’One of the very best, most genuinely bewildering Christies.’ Observer ‘The most astonishingly impudent, ingenious and altogether successful mystery story since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.’ Daily Herald ‘One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day.’ Time Magazine ‘There is no doubt that this is a highly ingenious jigsaw by a master of puzzling.’ Books ‘There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a straightforward way from first to last! The most colossal achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs Christie’s previous best –on the top notch of detection.’ New Statesman ‘The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written.’ New York Times –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Reviews from Amazon users, collected at the time the book is getting published on UniedVRG. It can be related to shiping or paper quality instead of the book content:

⭐ This review has nothing to do with the Agatha Christie novel, it’s about the Kindle $1.99 version. Even at that price, it’s a waste of money. The formatting on Kindle is atrocious. Every instance of spoken dialog is broken into at least two lines and there are random hard returns scattered throughout. Also, this was apparently hand-typed with no attempt at proof reading. You’ll spend so much time trying to decipher the horrible format that you’ll lose the enjoyment of the mystery. Modern poetry is easier to read. Spend the extra money and get a print book.

⭐ This is a Classic Story by a Brilliant Author. I do not bother to review the story except to say it is GREAT and not quite the same as the movie versions which add a bit of romance where the author did not.This is a review of an AWFUL version sold for $0.99 by “Real ePublishers” – but they are not “real” by any means – clearly no one ever proof read the draft produced. Don’t know what sort of scanner or other software they used but it is AWFUL – words like “soon” come out like “oson” – crazy stuff – almost every occurrence of “an” comes out as “on”. A proper name – Blore – came out as Eblor or something stoopid like that. One or two errors were inscrutable. Most could be read through without trouble if you are not a little OCD (guess I must be – I submitted corrections to AMAZON for hundreds of errors – no exaggeration – as I read). So rather than pay $9.99 you can get this edition for 1/10 the price … but like my dear departed daddy used to say – “you get what you pay for.”Great story – lousy edition.

⭐ The story itself is wonderful! Highly recommend. However, I do not highly recommend the kindle version of the book. There were so many typos and errors throughout the book that some parts were hard to read or it was hard to understand what was happening. I shared a picture of what exactly I mean, and this is just one of many throughout the book. I suggest if you want to read this book (which you should), get a physical copy and pass on the kindle version.

⭐ Having read everything she had written, I’ve always debated as to which of Agatha Christie’s works tops my list. For a while it was “ABC Murders”. But, having re-read “And Then There Were None,” I came to a conclusion that there’s simply nothing else like it, and it tops my list. This novel once again proves that Christie was one of the best writers of the 20th century. It is so much more than just a “mystery” novel – it has it all: amazing character development, fabulous use of English language, top-notch plot, and knock-your-socks-off ending. One can debate as to whether or not this novel was intended to be “solved” by the reader, but at some point it becomes irrelevant. The originality of this novel is nothing short of stunning! No other “mystery” novel, in my opinion, tops this in terms of psychology, character development, and literary style. An amazing piece written by an amazing writer! In terms of pure “mystery,” “ABC Murders” still tops my list, but I consider “And Then There Were None” to be the finest novel Christie has ever written. The only issue I have with this particular edition is: Political Correctness once again surfaces! It substitutes “soldiers” for “indians”!! Not that it makes much difference, but really……. for crying’ out loud: GROW UP!!!!!!!!

⭐ Review based on quality of paperback copy – received with pages cut off (about 4 pages in the middle), not really worth returning, but not what you want to receive.

⭐ “And Then There Were None” is a thrilling murder mystery written by Agatha Christie. When ten people are invited to Soldier Island by a mysterious character, U. N. Owen, the guests find themselves in a dangerous situation as they watch each other get picked off one by one according to an old nursery rhyme. The novel keeps you guessing, and chances are you won’t know who the murderer is until the last page of the book. Although I enjoyed reading “And Then There Were None”, it was quite hard to motivate myself to get through the first 40 or so pages. The book begins by describing the characters, which is common in books that were written in the 1930’s. It becomes a lengthy process considering the large amount there are, and was my least favorite part of the book. Not that the old style is bad, but it really shines through considering the first line of the book talks about Mr. Justice Wargrave “In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage” on a train. Aside from that, the book was partly predictable. When and how the murders will occur is easy to guess, but who will die and who did it is up in the air, keeping the mystery present. All in all, the cons are not a reason to forgo reading this book. Lastly, the entire book and murder is psychotic, but in an intriguing way. I was disturbed by the end of the book, only because some of the murders and the plan behind them was simply insane. Having said that, Agatha Christie used this to create another of her thrilling mysteries. I would recommend this book, and the advice I would give to a reader is don’t be discouraged as a result of the beginning. Push through the first few sections, and you’ll find a whole new situation which moves much more quickly.

⭐ Having just finished my first Agatha Christie novel, I had to ask myself what in the world was I waiting for. This book is a delightful read. It is no wonder that the author has sold more than a billion books worldwide. This book was just plain fun to read. Anyone who has ever seen himself as a amateur detective or who is a big fan of whodunits will be kept guessing at every turn. And the way that the bad guy (or gal) is revealed to the reader in a truly unique way. Go away John Sandford. Hang it up James Patterson. If you have read one you have read them all. I think that I am going to book passage on the Orient Express.

⭐ Marvelous. I came into this a bonafide Agatha Christie virgin and came out an addict. What a fun, quick-paced read! The characters were clear, and often many levels deeper (and far more sinister) than they appear. Out of the 10 souls stuck on Soldier Island, I did initially guess correctly the mastermind — but Christie is sooo good at seeding doubt. “Oh, this guy would be logically the murderer. You know who’s even more likely? THIS guy.”One of my favorite bits about this well-written whodunnit? The Vera/Philip relationship. Two, young guests on Soldier Island who clearly have some attraction to one another. Christie sets up little hints until she turns it on its head and reminds both characters, “Oh yeah, either one of you could be a megalomaniacal murderer.” Screw romance. Romance is dead. Christie is dedicated in this book to just making some macabre fun.

⭐ I loved the story, my first Christie mystery (I will read more). However–and this review does not contain any spoilers–the book organization/editing is crappy and you literally could miss the ending of the book, as I did..Specifically, this edition has 16 chapters, followed immediately by an Epilogue. Chap 16 ends the main narrative of the book, then the Epilogue (starting on my Kindle at 76 percent and ending at 80 percent) switches perspective to show the puzzlement of the Scotland Yard detectives trying vainly to decipher the island mystery.Immediately following (at the 80 percent point) I next see a promo: “An Excerpt From DEATH ON THE NILE,” so i figure that the book is over.Wrong! The promo runs from 80 thru 92 percent….then at 92 percent comes the true ending of the book, listed in the Table of Contents as “A Manuscript Document….”But at the 80 percent point, when I had reached the “end”, I complained to my wife how the book just kinda ended with no resolution, and she said “What? XXXX did it!!”Anyway, I’ve never in my Kindle reading found an advance peek embedded prior to the real end of the basic book. So beware if you buy this edition, which otherwise is fine.

⭐ There are plenty of other reviews about the book. It’s a good book! But the Kindle edition is TERRIBLE. I have read a lot of Kindle books and this was by far the worst I have seen. It became almost like a game to find all of the typos, which really distracted from the actual book …”Normalità returned.””We’ll sono ferret out …””Wargrave’s forte is mastelli inactivity””absurd whee one comes to examine it”If you don’t want to read sentences like that throughout the entire book, then do not get this edition.

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