About the Book:
✥Series/Trilogy/Stand-Alone, etc: Stand Alone
✥Release Date: May 13, 2001
(1st pub. November 6, 1939)
✥Setting: Devon, England (United Kingdom)✥Page Count: 275
✥Genre(s): Mystery, Classic, Fiction, Crime, Thriller
✥Date(s) Read: 7/31/17-8/3/17
✥Rating: 5/5 Audio: 5/5 (Read by: Dan Stevens)
The first chapter of the audio, I believe I found online and chapters 2-17, I found else where. I had to read the final 'chapter' on my own, which wasn't too long. I can say that from what I remember of the first narrator, I liked her; the male narrator, Dan Stevens, I liked a lot. He had a great voice for this book and made it just that much easier to get into and enjoy it even more so. There was one chapter (Chapter 11 I believe) I had to search for because it wasn't in the mix of audios I had.
Oh, how I'd love to find the original and read through it, even if not read it from cover to cover, just to scan through it to see the original wording for it! I know it's supposed to be "controversial" but what many have to understand is, in 1939, that language was quite normal, so, many may not have had a problem with it. Of course, there were people who did, but again, the time of this book was written, it was the norm unfortunately.
This book started off questionable for me. I wasn't sure how I was feeling about it the first couple of chapters. Once they hit the Island, I began to enjoy it more and more as the story went on. Once I hit about half way to two-thirds (2/3) of the way through, I was loving it!
I didn't know who had done it until the end and I may not have known that if I had skipped reading the last 'chapter'. I almost didn't read it because it wasn't the chapter numbers, well roman numerals to be exact, like the other chapters. It just stated with the phrase "A Manuscript Document To Scotland Yard by the Master of the Emma Jane, Fishing Trawler". Thankfully, I read the first paragraph or two & looked at the last page to see a name I recognized from the book to know it was a part of the book.
Agatha Christie knew her stuff and she put it down on paper well! Had you guessing to the very, very end! I will definitely be going to look at her other books to figure out which one interests me most and trying to get that one next and hoping I enjoy it as much as I did this one, if not more!