Book Reviews of And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780671706081
ISBN-10: 067170608X
Publication Date: 8/1991
Pages: 173
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This quick read is highly, highly enjoyable. I'm not a fan of British mystery, but this could change my mind. It plays out like a Friday the 13th film, but following a foreboding poem. You have a strange feeling that just like the poem, the characters will start to drop one by one, until none are left. For me, it was impossible to guess the culprit. Recommended for mystery lovers as an absolute classic.
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Having read the story 10 years ago in high school I really looked forward to reading it again. Knowing the solution to the mystery did not hinder the experience of the story at all.
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This is one of my favorite mysteries!!! I will not give you a synopsis but only this: if you want a good introduction into mystery books, then pick this one up. A classic!!!!
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This is probably my favorite book ever - it is AMAZING.
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I adore Agatha Christie, and this is the best one **ever!!**
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Very interesting book, but it was a little hard to follow at times.
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This is one of Christie's best mysteries. It has a great twisted plot with lots of surprises to keep you in suspense. People of several ages, professions, and British classes are invited to an isolated island by devious means only to find that their host and hostess, Mr & Mrs U. N. Owen never arrive. Shortly after all have settled in, the butler plays a recorded message charging that each of those present in the house was a murderer and though they could never be delivered to rightful justice under British law, justice would now be served. Of course each denies the charges against themselves, but to the child's nursery rhyme of Ten Little Indian Boys, each meets his or her fate and death. As the death toll mounts, the remaining victims search frantically for the killer and a way off the island. Tension builds amongst them until they realize that the person killing them off one by one has to be one of them. Who is the real U. N. Own and how can they find him and save themselves? A suspensefully great story with a really astonishing ending.
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My favorite Agatha Christie Novel. It's a great read...
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One by one, the guests arrived at the mansion on Indian Island, summoned by a mysterious host. And one by one, with terrifying meticulousness, they were stalked by a cunning murderer...(previously published as Ten Little Indians)
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Alternate title of this same book is: Ten Little Indians
Classic mystery.
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Ten bodies are found by Scotland yard inspectors on a deserted island-ten murder victims,yet no murderer in site,and no way the murderer could have escaped.
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This is the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery that holds your attention from beginning to end!
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Wonderful story!

This takes place on an island that is separated from the mainland. A group of supposed murderers/criminals/thieves, who have all gotten away with their crime, have been invited by post. No one knows anyone else. There are servants there to attend to their needs. They are all to spend the weekend there in order to get the prize but instead one by one, they begin to die. Is it murder? And who is the murderer? And why isn't their host there to greet them? Or is he/she?
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I did not really like this book. It was too wordy and wasn't suspenseful at all with all of the accusations thrown around by those still among the living. It was further ruined by who I actually figured out was the murderer. There was no climax, no fear, nothing. The poem sounded so suspenseful, but didn't deliver.

Everyone is so flat. And it's hard to remember who is who, and I felt like I spent half of the book trying to remember who each one was. Sometimes Christie reminds you, but most times she doesn't. I found myself hopelessly flipping through pages of repetitive dialogue to get to the next murder, only to be disappointed it was no big spectacle. I understand that things were more "conservative" when she wrote it, but I've read more suspenseful things during that time period than this.

Needless to say, I will not be picking up another of her novels.
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Great, I this is my favorite Christie book.
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One by one the guests arrive at the mansion on Indian Island, summoned by a mysterious host. One by one they are stalked by a cunning murderer. Utterly baffling....and yet there was a pattern, concealed in a nursery rhyme hanging over the fireplace!
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This is the Christie that got me hooked!!!
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This is a great, easy read when you just need a little change. its a great story that keeps me in suspense everytime I read it.
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10 people come to an island under mysterious circumstances. One by one they are murdered.

A decent read. A little disappointing as it's not really a murder mystery to solve so much as a 'kill everyone off one by one'. I would have liked to have seen the action after the discovery of the 10 dead people on the island. I would have preferred the police inspection and the 'whodunnit' discovery.
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A great book....a hard one to put down once started.
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This is my favorite Agatha. It kept me guessing all along. Kind of a version of the locked room with ten people alone on an island in a gothic setting. They meet their demise one by one until the survivor is left to face the consequence of being prosecuted for nine deaths. But, who will be the last one standing? Suspicion swings back and forth. If you pay attention you may be able to outwit the author: maybe not.
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A classic Agatha Christie. A great mystery that will keep you wanting more. This is one of my favorite books!
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Agatha Christie at her best! If you've read a lot of "whodunit" mysteries, it may seem like you've seen this premise before: Several unconnected people end up together in an unusual situation only to have them start dying off mysteriously.

However, this is the original and probably the masterpiece of this type. It sets the standard and is often imitated and rarely duplicated.
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This is one of Christie's best mysteries. It has a great twisted plot with lots of surprises to keep you in suspense. People of several ages, professions, and British classes are invited to an isolated island by devious means only to find that their host and hostess, Mr & Mrs U. N. Owen never arrive. Shortly after all have settled in, the butler plays a recorded message charging that each of those present in the house was a murderer and though they could never be delivered to rightful justice under British law, justice would now be served. Of course each denies the charges against themselves, but to the child's nursery rhyme of Ten Little Indian Boys, each meets his or her fate and death. As the death toll mounts, the remaining victims search frantically for the killer and a way off the island. Tension builds amongst them until they realize that the person killing them off one by one has to be one of them. Who is the real U. N. Own and how can they find him and save themselves? A suspensefully great story with a really astonishing ending.
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For various reasons, ten strangers are invited to an island off the Devon, England coast, only to find none are there for the reason they think!

This mystery became a real page-turner when the ten little soilders/Indians began dropping off one by one! My eyes were on sticks, eager to get to the end to find out who was behind it! You suspect everyone, but can never guess the truth, but it makes complete sense in the end.

I did feel it dragged a bit through the middle, becoming a bit repetitive with everyone thinking to themselves and trying to figure out who the killer was...and in the end, I could say it's a bit far-fetched, but still satisfying. I give this one a solid B. It's a good mystery!
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Agatha Christie's classic masterpiece of murder and suspense! A+
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One of my favorite mysteries.
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There is a classic movie that was based off of this book. If you liked the movie, you will enjoy the book although I warn you: the ended is a little different!
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One of Agatha Christie's best books....very hard to put down...a good story line.
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A classic with a good ending.
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One of Agatha Christie's best.
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"Ladies and gentlemen! Silence, please!" Everyone was startled. They looked round-at each other, at the walls. Who was speaking? The voice went on-a high clear voice.
"You are charged with the following indictments:"
Then the voice named the people at the bar and who they had murdered.
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This was a great mystery. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out "who-done-it" but this time I was not at all on the right track. It was a quick moving page turner. Though I will admit that the language that it's written in took a bit to get used too.
I've only read one other Christie novel and after this one I'm hooked. It's no wonder that she's such a popular author.
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This is a classic, with all the positive elements (and of course some of the negative ones) of Christie. I got it because I found I didn't actually possess a copy, although I had read it several times. That means it passed the test: if I can re-read it (usually multiple times) it gets shelf space (always in short supply). Now that I have it, I wouldn't dream of re=posting it--I'm going to keep it all for myself!
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My introduction to Agatha Christie in the l940s. Still a great read
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One by one, the guests arrived at the mansionon Indian Island, summonened by a mysterious host. And, one by one, with terrifying meticulousness, they were stalked by a cunning murderer.
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This is my favorite book ever! One by one, invited guests and servents of Indian Island are being murdered, all based on the theme "Ten Little Indians". Typical Christie, full of twists, turns and red herrings galore...This book will make a mysttery fan out of anyone!
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With the way that her stories always take place in some place cut off from the rest of the world, with no way of getting out, she'd have a real difficult time creating a story in today's interconnected world, with the possible exception of a group of people stuck in line at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office.
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One of my all time favorites! Well written. The first 20 or so pages were tough to get past but the rest of the story was well worth the set up.
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One of my favorite books EVER......Agatha Christie at her murderous best....full of twists, turns and red herrings.....will make a mystery fan out of everyone !!
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Author Agatha Christie has created yet another wonderful mystery that had me hooked from the beginning. Very colorful group of story characters. Lots of action and no slow gaps in between. This is better than TEN LITTLE INDIANS.
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Wonderful classic who done it book. Although it may be difficult for today's audience, I urge anyone to stick with it because it just simply a good read. I read it in one night. Love it when a book captures you like this one does.
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There is no better author, and this is one of her best!
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I had never read Agatha Christie before. I read this for a book club and really enjoyed it. I lliked how she made you think to stay ahead of the story. I really became involved in it.
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Christie remains an outstanding author, even though these were written years ago.
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An Agatha Christie classic. What more needs to be said?
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Required HS reading.
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a murder mystery
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This is a Black leather bound book.
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A review from Amazon.com:
Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE should be very close to the top of any mystery fan's "must read list." The novel concerns a group of ten previously unacquainted people who are lured via various pretexts to Indian Island, a resort home off the coast of Devon--and are promptly accused by their unseen host of having escaped punishment for past crimes. Cut off from the world and fighting rising panic, they scramble to unmask the killer even as their number is reduced in macabre accordance with the "Ten Little Indians" nursey rhyme displayed in rooms throughout the house.

Agatha Christie was already famous when AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (also known under the title TEN LITTLE INDIANS) was published--but this book put her career well over the top: nothing like it had seen before, it proved a sensation, and writers and film-makers continue to use Christie's basic idea to this very day. Some critics argue the novel is mechanical rather than organic, but I say if this is mechanical, let's have more of it! It is truly a can't-put-it-down, non-stop read, a spectacular turn by the genre's single most celebrated author.

The success of the novel inspired Christie to adapt it for the stage, where it was a tremendous success, and there have been several film versions (most notably the 1940s Rene Clair-directed AND THEN THERE WERE NONE) over the years. If you know the story only from stage and film versions, however, you are in for a surprise. Christie felt the novel's conclusion did not translate well to the stage, so she re-wrote it--and most film versions follow the stage script, not the novel. But whether you've seen the play and films or not, get ready for a shock!