Endless Night: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

Endless Night: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

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by Agatha Christie, Jonathan Forbes, Lizzie Watts
     
 

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"Some are born to sweet delight/Some are born to endless night." —William Blake

Agatha Christie wrote Endless Night in 1967, and it is one of her greatest—and most unusual—novels. Creepy, malevolent, and claustrophobic, it is a story about choices, the nature of good and evil, and grim retribution. Mike Rogers had a

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"Some are born to sweet delight/Some are born to endless night." —William Blake

Agatha Christie wrote Endless Night in 1967, and it is one of her greatest—and most unusual—novels. Creepy, malevolent, and claustrophobic, it is a story about choices, the nature of good and evil, and grim retribution. Mike Rogers had a childhood fantasy about what life would be like as an adult: he'd have a beautiful wife, they would live in a beautiful home, and this would be a peaceful and deserved reward for a turbulent early life. When he meets Ellie Gutman at a lovely, remote spot known as Gypsy's Acre, suddenly it is all within his grasp. However, things are not as idyllic as they seem —local legend has it that the land is cursed, and several terrible accidents have occurred there. Mike and Ellie pay no attention to these tales: but when they move into their new home, the curse suddenly seems to come to life and they find themselves in grave danger. . . Starring Jonathan Forbes and Lizzy Watts, this is a menacing drama that perfectly evokes the atmosphere of Agatha Christie's brooding, malevolent tale, infused with passion, hauntings, and grim retribution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408400807
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Agatha Christie was born in 1890. During the World War I she worked as a hospital dispenser, where she gleaned the working knowledge of various poisons. Her first novel was The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920, followed over the next six years by four more detective novels and a short story collection. However, it was not until the publication of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd that Agatha Christie’s reputation was firmly established. In 1930 the sharp-witted spinster sleuth Miss Marple made her first appearance in Murder at the Vicarage. In all, Agatha Christie published 80 crime novels and short story collections. As her play The Mousetrap (the longest-running play in the history of the theater) testifies, Agatha Christie’s detective stories are likely to appeal for a long time to come. Agatha Christie was awarded a CBE in 1956 and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1971. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Endless Night 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this unusual latter-day Christie title Dame Agatha ventures into a field somewhat alein to her: 'the novel of psychological suspense,' not exactly a mystery and not exactly a thriller. I re-read it recently after many years and enjoyed it, especially as it reminded me of some of the early works of another writer I admire tremendously, Ruth Rendell. In ENDLESS NIGHT Christie deftly re-works one of her most famous deceptions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the usual Agatha Christie detective story, this was more a psychological thriller or whatever. Those stories usually aren't what I go for but this one was ok. By "ok" I mean there was not anything too explicit or gruesome. Very slow to start but starts to pick up once the reader is acquainted with the characters and things really start to get going. The clues are there all along, including the one big question I had that is only answered by what one learns at the end. Overall, a worthwhile read, especially with it being on sale this month. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is captivating - the sense of doom Christie creates is phenomenal. I couldn't put it down! How anyone wouldn't love this one I don't know. It is very sinister, creepy and actually, at times, scary! Read this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one of the best books I have read. What else can be expected, one if not that best author ever living for mysteries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was really interesting, and impossible to guess the murderer. When the identity was revealed, I was basically screaming with shock. I particularly liked it because it was so different from the usual Christie novel. There was no brilliant mastermind sleuth, and no happy ending. That made it an exciting and unique book for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a hard book for me to understand. I was very lost and bored at the begining, but towards the end of it things began to get interesting. I would have never guessed who the killer was and I was extremely surprised in the end.
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Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
One of Agatha Christie's best. A bit different than her regular who done it style. A quick, easy read. Couldn't wait to see who the murder was. Thought I had it all figured out but what a surprise at the end. Never saw it coming. The story moves along quickly and the characters are well developed. Highly recommend to those who enjoy a good psychological mystery thriller.
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Absolutely LOVE this book. I read a lot of suspense/mystery novels and can usually have a pretty good idea of the who or why but was totally blown away at the ending. Her books are timeless. She is the queen of suspense and always will be. Great character development feel like you know them and understand where they come from. Well worth the time to read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just enough to keep you interested as a Christie fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie is one of my favorites and this is an excellent example of skill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Christie's books, this one is amazing! I don't want to give too much away... but it is a marvelously told tale. The ending is enthrolling and surprising. The type of story that sticks with you long after you have read the last page!
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This is awesome, one of her CREEPIEST!!!!! It also shows how gross some men and women can be. :-p
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