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Summary

Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea, and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy. There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl, and live happily ever after. But as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land, for this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals' warnings: "There's no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy's Acre." Michael Rogers is a man who is about to learn the true meaning of the old saying "In my end is my beginning".
©1967 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK

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"One of the best things Agatha Christie has ever done." ( Sunday Times)
"A surpassing mystery...ingenious...dazzling." ( The New York Times)

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A good story

A well read story by Hugh Fraser - he makes a great narrator as well as a great Hastings on TV. Read this many years ago and I think it is not only a good mystery but a little creepy too.

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Wow-Agatha does it again!

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I am blown away...
Amazing performance from our dear Hugh Fraser- eery.story....Oh so eery!

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a must listen

if you have seen Endless Night on TV you will find the book totally different, there is no Miss Marple! ITV did a great job writing her in to the story but she is not part of the original book.

Hugh Fraser's narration is brilliant and he really draws you in, after a time you don't see Captain Hastings narrating only the vision of each character.

Definitely give this a go, you won't regret it.

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endless night

such a creepy story I couldn't stop listening to it Agatha Christie is surely a master storyteller.

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Endless Night

Yet again Hugh Fraser did his brilliant job of keeping you hooked on the book.
This was another one of my wild cards which I throughly enjoyed I couldn't switch it off.
Did I guess it right did I heck.
Fantastic audio book by Agatha Christie

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Can we just congratulate mr. Hugh Fraser on this one?

The story is quite a lovely classical Agatha Christie one, it was similar to “The murder of Roger Ackroyd” and “Death on the Nile”, but the stellar performance of Hugh Fraser, especially in the end, really did the trick. I do adore this man’s voice and interpretation of different types of characters. I gotta say: worth the credit!

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Exciting book

Very good narration excellent Hugh Frazer reads with such enthusiasm always a joy to listen to

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Terrific...

Brilliantly brought to life by Hugh Fraser, Agatha Christie’s stand alone novel (written when she was 76) is a chilling portrayal of psychopathy. What a great writer she was!

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A Long Way from Miss Marple

I know many have enjoyed this book, but sadly it was not for me. The main character was a mixture of supposed naivety and guile and I disliked him. It was very different to Agatha Christie's usual style, which I always enjoy hearing and maybe this was a problem for me. However the narration was excellent and this kept me listening to the end.

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Endless Delight

Agatha Christie is arguably the greatest mystery writer of all time. In a incredible genre defining body of work there are many great whodunnits and a handful of masterpieces. Along with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Death on the Nile and Murder on The Orient Express, Endless Night is one such masterpiece. In many ways it seems hard to believe it could be written by the same Agatha Christie that wrote these other books. The voice of the narrator, Mike, feels hard to imagines as being conjured up by the elderly, good mannered, Christie. Christie counted it as one of her best and she was correct. A dark love story and a wonderful mystery. Hugh Fraser’s narration here is first class. He is a cut above most that I have heard on audiobooks. He brings the characters and the heart of the book fully to life. If you don’t know the story, avoid research and potential spoilers, dive in and find yourself lost in Endless Night.

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  • 07-02-12

Twist in the tale

This is an excellent short mystery thriller, easy and enjoyable to listen to. It is not in the usual Agatha Christie style, with comfortable old friends like Poirot and Miss Marple on hand to solve the crime.

There doesn't seem to be any crime, at first, just a hope of romance for young Michael Rogers and a long held dream of a beautiful house. But suppose he ignores the gypsy's warnings?

Suspicious characters, twists and turns and an unusual ending. All read beautifully by Hugh Fraser who just seems to find the right voice for each person every time.

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  • mr kieran j murphy
  • 16-09-18

not a normal Agatha Christie

the story is pretty weak, but if you are like me and listened to all the good ones you have to take what you can get.

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  • Sigurd R Dahl
  • 23-05-18

CHRISTIE AND A DUBIOUS MIND

Hugh Fraser does give life to the character in this book . A most enjoyable listen, - again Christine and Fraser make a good team!

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  • barbara
  • 18-03-13

A very different Christie

Having read most of Christie's detective books I found this one a major change. Still a mystery though with no detective taking the lead. Written in first person the husband takes us on a journey with a great twist - just loved it. Hugh Fraser is amazing. So may characters I had to keep reminding myself they were all the work of one man.
I had no idea Agatha Christie had written books such as this, so it is with excitement I head back into the Audible catalogue to search for more of her unexpected and unusual works.