The Unexpected Guest [Audio]

by Agatha Christie | Audio Downloads |
ISBN: 000721166x Global Overview for this book
Registered by chich of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on 11/27/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Friday, November 27, 2009
I was sorting through my iTunes files when I stumbled upon this audiobook I had completely forgotten about;) I do remember enjoying it a lot though and thought I would share it as an audio BookRay!

Synopsis (from AudioFile):
This adaptation from the stage play by Christie biographer Charles Osborne gives Agatha Christie fans a new arena in which to hear her masterful mysteries. A traveler's car breaks down in the Scottish countryside, and, while seeking assistance, he stumbles upon a murder in a nearby home. And as is typical with Agatha Christie yarns, all is not as it seems. This audiobook is so faithful to Christie's writing style that fans may not even notice it's an adaptation.

'Like a Martini - crisp, dry, sophisticated, habit-forming - will satisfy all devotees of Christie neat plotting.' Booklist

Read by Hugh Fraser, best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the TV series "Agatha Christie's Poirot" opposite David Suchet.

Journal Entry 2 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Sunday, November 29, 2009








Starting an audio bookray, PM me if you want to join!

Shipping order:
1) DitteL, Denmark, EU shipping.
2) LiniP, Germany, shipping prefs unknown.
3) babelfisk, UK, EU shipping.
4) AgnesXNitt, UK, EU shipping.
5) brunton11, UK, EU shipping.
6) Smurphie, UK, can ship anywhere.
7) hakkalina, Hungary, can ship anywhere.

8) FrancesinSA, South Africa, can ship anywhere.

9) LittleWhiteBird, US, US/Canada/Mexico shipping preferred but int'l ok. **current location**


...you?



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Audio BookRay Recommendations:
• make a journal entry when you receive the book so everyone knows it has safely arrived
• try to listen to it within a month
• ask the next on the list for his/her address
• make a journal entry when finished, telling us what you thought - did you like it? Did you think it was well-written?
• wrap it up well and pass it on to the next participant

Please PM me in case of any problems/unforeseen delay. If you are experiencing an RBC (Reading Backlog Crisis) or no longer wish to read the book, let me know and I will move/remove you down/off the list.

Hint: Ask for the address of the next on the list before you have finished reading; sometimes it takes a while before you get a reply. Some people don't get PM's. You may want to look for an e-mail address on their profile, or leave an ISO message on the forum. If the person doesn't respond within 7-10 days (use your judgement), please PM the next person, and then me, so I can update the bookring list.

**Cheapest postage rate is fine**

Happy listening everyone!

Journal Entry 3 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Tuesday, December 08, 2009
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Here we go!

CDs sent to DitteL today, enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Friday, December 11, 2009
Arrived yesterday. I'm looking forward to listning to it.

- and chich - I'll try to remember to write the BCID on the cd covers :o)

Journal Entry 5 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Thursday, January 07, 2010
Started listning to it last night. I'm sorry it has taken me so long. Promise I'll post it to the next reader during next week.

Journal Entry 6 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Finish listning last night. It was another well-written Agatha Christie book. However, I don't know if it's because I've read quite a few Agatha Christie books or it was because the plot was to obvious, but for once I'd actually figured out who the murdere was.

I'll mail the book to the next "reader" within this week. Thank you for sharing.

Journal Entry 7 by DitteL at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Posted the cd's to the next reader yesterday. Enjoy!

I've remembered to add the BCID to all the cd's

Journal Entry 8 by LiniP from Harrow, Middlesex United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Great, the little package fit into my post box and I did not have to pick it up from the post office after some absence from Frankfurt. I might start listening to it tonight while wrapping up things for our move to the southern part of Germany. Looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing the CD.

Journal Entry 9 by LiniP from Harrow, Middlesex United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 02, 2010
I have finished listening to the book and I enjoyed it. It was the right thing for long winter evenings. For once, I also guessed who the murderer was but had no idea why.

Journal Entry 10 by LiniP at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 02, 2010

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Audiobook is on its way to babelfisk in Sweden. Thanks for sharing again.

Journal Entry 11 by babelfisk from Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Thursday, February 04, 2010
It arrived today and I'll start reading it during the weekend.

Journal Entry 12 by babelfisk from Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Monday, March 08, 2010
I always like Agatha Christie and this book was no exception! We, my husband and me, listened to it on a journey to Stockholm and back again and we both liked it!
Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 13 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 25, 2010
Receieved yesterday in the post. I wondered what it was, and still didn't click until I opened the envelope and read the postcard from Babelfisk!
Honestly, somebody point St. Jude (Patron Saint for Lost Causes) in my direction will you?
Huzzah! An AC audiobook I haven't listened too!
Perfect timing as I've just finished listening to Fannie Flagg reading a much abridged version of her novel 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe' and only just one side into a Hetty Wainthrop audiobook read by the inimitable Patricia Routledge - 'Missing Persons.
I'll try to start listening to this one over the weekend as I make my easter cards (Chich, please send me you addy again soonest!!).
Thanks for hosting Sarah, and thanks to Babelfisk for sending on and for the lovely postcard which is now gracing a space on my work wall :)

Journal Entry 14 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 29, 2010
Listened to over this weekend whilst crafting some Easter cards. Finished on Saturday night - very quick for me with an audiobook, but then I have had three ring books pitch up at about the same time so I didn't want to be tardy.
For further listener info, the listening times for each cd are: CD1 - 1hr 20 mins, CD2 - 1hr 4 mins, CD3 - 1hr 8 mins.
An excellent reading of this standalone AC mystery. I have re-read it in the last year or so, but I forgot who the murderer 'what done it' was until about halfway through the last cd, so my enjoyment wasn't impaired by thinking 'Oh, cut to the chase X did it - its obvious!!' :)
Thanks to Chich for hosting this ring - much appreciated ma'am :)
PMing Brunton11 for her addy and then this audiobook will be on the move again soonest.

Journal Entry 15 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This will now be posted off to Brunton11 either today or tomorrow, with a travelling companion :)
Yes, a double whammy of AC - this time in the guise of 'A Pocketful of Rye' - is heading *your* way!
To be posted from Brampton Post Office.

Journal Entry 16 by wingbrunton11wing from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Arrived today - Thanks chich for sharing. I've nearly finished my current audiobook so should get to this one soon.

Journal Entry 17 by wingbrunton11wing from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Another AC that I've enjoyed - Hugh Fraser was a good narrator. Posted to smurphie yesterday.

Journal Entry 18 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, April 18, 2010
Arrived th other day so sorry I didn't journal it until now.

Will pop it in the player and start listening to it soon.

Journal Entry 19 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 29, 2010
Good old Dame Agatha keeps you guessing right till the end.

And excellent narration by Hugh Fraser.

Journal Entry 20 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Thursday, May 27, 2010
The 3 Audio CDs arrived safely!
Thanks Smurphie to send it along with a beautiful postcard and 2 sketchpads.

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Update: 2010.06.19.
I have started to listen to.

Update: 2010.06.27.
The CDs are prepared to send on, I am waiting for next reader's addy.

Journal Entry 21 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Thursday, July 08, 2010

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The book is travelling to its next reader! Thanks for your patience towards my late sending.

Journal Entry 22 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The three CDs arrived today. Thank you hakkalina, for posting them to me. Thanks also for the very nice bookcrossing stickers.

Journal Entry 23 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I enjoyed this. While listening to it, I imagined how the stage play would be presented. Thanks for this audiobook.

Journal Entry 24 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

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I am posting this today to LittleWhiteBird.

Journal Entry 25 by LittleWhiteBird at Arlington, Virginia USA on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I received this in the mail today.

I will find out from chich where it should go next after I listen to it or if I should have it continue because it's a ray.

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