Endless Night: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

Endless Night: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

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Overview

"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
Sales rank: 911,745
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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Endless Night 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 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.
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!
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.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Christie Magic Agatha does it again with another story which leaves you wanting more
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. 
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.
ClaudiaMoscovici on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie's Endless Night is far more than a great read, a psychological thriller and a riveting mystery: it's one of the most insightfulbooks about a sociopathic predator and his beguiling mask of sanity I have read.
jayne_charles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My absolute favourite by Agatha Christie. I didn't see the twist coming, maybe that makes me a bit thick, but I always like to be caught out by a book. Wonderfully dark and sinister.
mstrust on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An unusual book for Christie as it has almost a Gothic feel that reminded me of du Maurier's "Rebecca". Written in first-person narrative, it follows the meeting and marriage of poor English Mike and weathly American Ellie. The problem is that Ellie has inherited so much money that she can't get free of her greedy relatives and the family lawyers. Well, that's part of the problem...
dragon178 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favourite Agathe Christies. Unlike her other books, where murder is treated as a matter of fact ,routine , event occuring in the lives of ordinary people, in this novel she touches upon the moral dimension, that we have choices..
moonshineandrosefire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Michael Rogers dreams of having a rich, beautiful wife that he can live "happily ever after" with in a wonderful house in the country. Marriage to the fabulously wealthy and gorgeous American heiress, Ellie Guteman, brings Michael as close to his wildest dreams as he can possibly want to get. Michael and Ellie happily purchase Gipsy's Acre and start to build their dream house together. Michael studiously ignores the country gossips who whisper that Gipsy's Acre is a cursed tract of land. That's until a mysterious murderer strikes much too close to Michael's ultimate dream life for his liking.I really enjoyed this story. It was the first time that I had read this book and I give it an A+! It was quite interesting to receive this particular book in the mail - I received it directly from Ireland and opened the package to discover the back cover was written in Chinese. The book was written in English but the synopsis on the back cover was written in Chinese! :) I asked my daughter to "translate" for me and she burst out laughing when she saw it.
alionora on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A lot more sinister than most of Christie's works. It starts off almost dull and very uneventful, but the sense of uneasiness just grows throughout the book, and the twist at the end is brilliant.
arielfl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was another read for the Agatha Christie summer reading challenge and my favorite so far, It starts out like a Gothic romance novel and turns into a crime book. I did not see the twist at the end, it was surprising to me. When you think back on the events in the book the clues along the way light up in your brain. I don't want to give too much away and spoil the surprise waiting for the reader at the end. This is short book, around 200 pages. It is worth reading it in one siting to get the full effect.
riverwillow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The narrator, Michael Rogers, tells us the story of his marriage to Ellie, an American heiress and how they came to build a hose at the cursed Gypsy's Acre. This is very different from Christie's other books, no Miss Marple, Poirot, just a sinister and tragic tale told in simple, poetic prose. Simultaneously lovely and disturbing at the same time.
AlexTheHunn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great fun, wonderful trek in pursuit of a murderer. As ever, I did not guess correctly. But with Christie, it doesn't matter since the fun is in the journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply Bizarre!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sad. Overshadowed by gloom. Think Gatsby.
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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.