Twenty-year-old Amanda Derrington is on an extended cruise with her uncle when she decides to make a short trip to the sun-washed island of Cyprus. But even before the ship arrives in the port, there is a suspicious death. Once the passengers reach the island, it soon becomes clear that the death was in fact an act of murder. What Amanda had meant to be a pleasant excursion quickly takes a turn for the worse in this classic novel of suspense and romance by one of our most celebrated writers.
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Great story spoilt by poor choice of narrator
I have always loved this story and read it several times. I was delighted when I found it on Audible and immediately purchased it but what a disappointment.
In an audio version the voice of the narrator is crucial to setting the scene and characters.
I searched all the libraries to find old versions of M M Kaye's Death in… stories read by Virginia McKenna who has the classic British BBC voice this wonderful classic story needs. Julia Farhal is definitely the wrong choice. She talks too slowly and emphasises nearly all the words and sounds American trying to do a Brit accent and is so irritating it is spoiling the story. I'm not sure I can even finish listening to it.
Re issue the Virginia McKenna narrated versions or at least choose another real English actress like Jan Francis with a light BBC accent.
I found the narrators accent too grating to finish listening to one of my favourite stories.
Find and reissue the McKenna narrations. It would be well worth while. I will not buy any of the others in this series by other voices.
Cyprus as remembered
Very high. If you have lived in Cyprus and know Kyrania
Shows typical ex pat life style
Spread over 4 sittings
Would have liked the story to continue even in a follow up book,I would have bought if posible.
- John G