• The Sittaford Mystery

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-13-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: "Captain Trevelyan...dead...murder." Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot.
©1931 Agatha Christie Mallowan (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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Critic Reviews

"The Empress of the crime novel." (Sunday Express)
"An excellent book to take away for a weekend reading." (New York Times)
"You can't go wrong with this one, certainly the best of the always high-grade Christie items in quite some time." (Books)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 08-21-08

Perfect for winter evenings in front of the fire

Hugh Fraser delivers an excellent rendition of The Sittaford Mystery. His voice lends itself well to Christie novels, maybe because he plays Hastings so well in the Poirot TV Series. His voice is easy on the ear and he provides a warmth to the characters. The audio quality is good although sometimes it gets a little quiet in places but this doesn't detract from the story. The reading pace is consistent and subtle increases at drama points work well.
The plot of the book is interesting and unusually has characters traveling some distances to unfold their burdens. Set in winter, surrounded by deep snow, this book is perfect as an evening listen in front of a crackling fire.

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5 out of 5 stars
By D. Eastwood on 02-17-17


Would you consider the audio edition of The Sittaford Mystery to be better than the print version?

I think this is a very difficult answer to give because I love "the written word" as much as I do "audio" versions. It is a huge plus though have to say to hear the great warm rich tones of the spoken word.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sittaford Mystery?

As ever with Agatha Christie we are left until the very last page to establish who is the "rogue" so that has to be the most memorable moment, try as you might to "guess" Ms Christie always catches me out!

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Hugh Fraser simply "makes" the audio book, his wonderfully rich warm voice always adds to the pleausure, he is a great narrator especially of Christie's work no doubt due to his superb portrayal as Captain Hastings in the tv serious.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I can't say that this book made me laugh or cry........ am not sure this applies to Ms Christie's' mysteries?! but if I had to answer there are moments of humour in this book yes!

Any additional comments?

One I will not be returning as I can listen to over and over again with great pleasure.

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