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The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised)

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A blizzard has hit England. In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan. He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village.

As evening draws in, a seance is proposed. But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board. Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R. Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn’t have an enemy in the world?

John Moffatt and Stephen Tompkinson star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic from the Queen of Crime.

©1940 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • Cheryl Waters
  • 09-06-2011

These BBC Efforts Never Disappoint!

Look for this title to pop up on sale and grab it at discount! The cast does credit to small-town British evils, with even pacing and careful plot development. A murder occurs in wintry conditions, and possible culprits abound!

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  • Laura
  • 08-12-2013

Death by Misadventure

Would you listen to The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised) again? Why?

Yes. I have listened to it several times. It is a clever mystery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised)?

The table turning.

What about John Moffatt and Stephen Tompkinson ’s performance did you like?

All the voices were distinct and fit the characters. I could visualize the scenes.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, every time.

Any additional comments?

Emily is a plucky heroine. I liked her interactions with the other characters. Good non-series short story.

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  • Nemo
  • 16-10-2018

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love it. one of the best stories and great performances from the radio actors. this is why we like Audible.

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  • RavidReader
  • 02-04-2016

Totally Enjoyable

The performances were superb! I knew the story, but the performances made it new and more enjoyable. Rarely do I listen to a book more than once; this will be the exception. I look forward to more full cast productions.

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  • Arlene
  • 08-03-2015

One of the best stand alone Christie stories

Entertaining and well performed full cast audio adaptation of Agatha Christie's book. As each mystery unfolds, it is easy to imagine you are really there experiencing it all.

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  • Catwat
  • 16-09-2015

Spooky and atmospheric, outstanding performances.

Excellent production of this story. The parts are played so well, and easily discernible from each other. One of those Christies stories that twists and turns and really gathers speed towards the end.

I really loved to sound effects, fire crackling, snowy sounds and crunching of feet in snow. Really creates a warm cosy feel or icy depending on scene. Music is used occasionally to add to the mood and atmosphere.

Parts are actually really scary! But then I don't want to spoil the story...

Loved it! Perfect for dog walking and ironing!

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  • Welshlad
  • 02-03-2012

Great for a winter's evening

The usual Agatha Chrisite - easy to listen to, excellent characters - just right! The BBC radio collection are well worth space on the shelf.

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  • Tony Rawlinson
  • 21-04-2020

Excellent, classic Christie

Great masterpiece of misdirection. Atmospherically-staged; believe me, you will definitely feel the cold and wind!

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  • Catherine
  • 16-12-2018

Pure Agatha Christie

Brilliant performance from all actors. The story is superbly brought to life in this adaptation. One of my Christie's favourites.

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  • Highlight
  • 30-10-2014

A WiNNER!

This is a winner all round and not just for the characters. Agatha Christie keeps her listeners on their toes as we are juggled around this fascinating who dun it. As with all of Christie’s work, no matter how many times you hear this it remains just as fresh and enjoyable. A great full cast with no Poirot nor little old lady, but John Moffat is there in the cast - see if you can spot him.

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  • Malie Lalor
  • 02-06-2014

Good Christie, but not Poirot

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they like Agatha Christie!

What did you like best about this story?

Cosy murder mystery.

Any additional comments?

I've been seeking out all the Hercule Poirot stories that feature John Moffat as I just love his Poirot. But in this dramatisation he plays a minor character and there's no Poirot! Should have read the blurb more carefully. Still a good story, though, if you like Agatha Christie :)

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