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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,651 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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A foggy night... a lonely country house... and a woman with a gun in her hand quietly surveying the dead body of her husband. It looked like a straightforward case of murder. Or was it?

As the ghosts of an old wrong begin to emerge from the past, the case begins to look anything but straightforward...

First staged at the Duchess Theatre in London in 1958, this play ran for 604 performances and is as gripping and ingenious as you would expect from the Queen of Crime.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mommalovesbaby | 2/8/2014

    " I really liked this book. I didn't guess the ending. This book is well written, and I just couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/7/2014

    " I am a big fan of mysteries and Agatha Christie, but I found this book a disappointment. I know that these are co-authored (to a big extent) by Charles Osborne, and it shows. The story opens with a man entering a house to find a woman standing over the body of her dead husband. He covers up for her. There are lots of twists along the way, but I had the whole thing figured out halfway through the book. I know sometimes you can guess the ending and still enjoy it, but halfway through? I was expecting so much more. Still, it's the best of the Christie/Osborne books so far. Too bad that's not saying much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vinita | 1/31/2014

    " The plot is quite interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Scott | 1/22/2014

    " This was the novelization of The Unexpected Guest. I enjoyed reading this and as usual I didn't pick the murderer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prashansa | 1/18/2014

    " My title for the book should be: The Unexpected as it was really unexpected. Loved it. Thrilling....Exciting....Mysterious...Michael Starkwedder or I should say MacGregor was really clever in his deeds. Hat's off to the author too who thought and wrote such a brilliant book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke Boukather | 1/14/2014

    " I would've given this twisting novel a 5 star except that it wasn't very descriptive. The characters and their reactions were really unrealistic which made it hard for me to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew Edison | 1/11/2014

    " A very lame boring book :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/6/2014

    " Very enjoyable! It was particularly fun to listen to Hugh Fraser, best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the TV series "Agatha Christie's Poirot" opposite David Suchet:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Keely Gibson | 12/18/2013

    " A mind bender until the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 12/9/2013

    " eh. It had the ending you would expect in one of Shakespeare's plays, but not a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stepfanie Daniels | 12/5/2013

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! The Unexpected Guest was the first murder mystery I ever read and have been in love with them since. This book with give you every twist and turn imaginable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslee | 12/2/2013

    " I loved this book a lot better the my first Agatha Christie. The"Who done It" kept changing and the plot continued to build. I had no idea who actually did it until the last page. Great mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geert Goeman | 11/25/2013

    " 'The Unexpected Guest' by Agatha Christie was first Published in 1999. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 11/6/2013

    " I predicted the ending, but, ya know, some people might not. It was good anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 10/31/2013

    " I enjoyed this adaptation of a Christie play into a novel. Definitely one I would enjoy seeing on stage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 9/13/2013

    " This book was adapted by Charles Osborne from a play, but it reads like typical Agatha Christie - quick and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 8/17/2013

    " It was a fun quick read. I figured out the who done it but not the how. It was a play not really written by Christie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Hiegert | 8/4/2013

    " I was the killer in this play back in high school. Great story and a lot of fun to perform. Agatha Christie always delights! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 6/6/2013

    " 3.5 stars - good but not as good as some others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie F | 10/27/2012

    " Really enjoyed this one. The version I read was written like a novel, which I preferred over the play format. Even though I was actually able to guess whodunit (gasp, the first time!), it still had a great twist at the end that I didn't see coming. Agatha never disappoints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 10/22/2012

    " Well the book cover is correct and the title; but the subtitle is wrong and the description is wrong. The Unexpected Guest: A Novel, is an adaptation of Agatha Christie's play, same title, written by Charles Osborne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/17/2012

    " Great play rewritten into a book. It was fun to read and I could imagine it on a stage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ros | 9/25/2012

    " A little too short for the plot to develop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 7/2/2012

    " Good, I really enjoyed the last two or three pages, though I suspect The Unexpected Guest is better in play form than novel form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Dutton | 6/24/2012

    " This book was awesome, with an unbelieveable twist at the very end! Great summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty410 | 4/12/2012

    " The British Inspector messed up this one because the guest really did do it. I just hadn't read an Agatha Christie one for a long time and this was a short one and fairly typical with several characters and lots of clues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Roadman | 3/13/2012

    " another unexpected ending it gave me chills great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoDee | 1/1/2012

    " When I had finished the book I read the postscript that it had originally been a stage play. This explains quite a bit. As a book it is very lightweight, but the entrances, exits and dialogue would fit a stage play perfectly, with a perfect Christie reveal at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 12/8/2011

    " Adapted from a Christie screen play. Quite enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 6/13/2011

    " This book was awesome, with an unbelieveable twist at the very end! Great summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 6/4/2011

    " This is a "novelization" of one of Agatha Christie's plays, written after her death. A nice little mystery - I didn't guess who did it until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 4/27/2011

    "
    Duh, I should have noticed unexpected guest , but it was still a surprise! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amar Raj | 3/17/2011

    " Upto the penultimate chapter I thought there is no suspense in the book , but when i read the last chapter i was really amazed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 2/21/2011

    " This book was adapted by Charles Osborne from a play, but it reads like typical Agatha Christie - quick and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dani | 1/14/2011

    " Free Agatha Christie books on iBooks. I might be done with the genre for a while. Fun, easy reads though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stepfanie | 10/19/2010

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! The Unexpected Guest was the first murder mystery I ever read and have been in love with them since. This book with give you every twist and turn imaginable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 8/19/2010

    " Great play rewritten into a book. It was fun to read and I could imagine it on a stage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/14/2010

    " I don't know why they turned a perfectly good play into a novel. I feel like it wasn't worth it. I still like the story though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Keely | 3/25/2010

    " A mind bender until the end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deepthi | 2/19/2010

    " Excellent thriller...the twist thrills us verry much... "

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About the Author
Author Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.