Death in Cyprus

  • by M. M. Kaye
  • Narrated by Julia Farhat
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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Great story spoilt by poor choice of narrator

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

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.

How could the performance have been better?

Re issue the Virginia McKenna narrated versions or at least choose another real English actress like Jan Francis with a light BBC accent.

Was Death in Cyprus worth the listening time?

I found the narrators accent too grating to finish listening to one of my favourite stories.

Any additional comments?

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.

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- Ellie

Cyprus as remembered

Where does Death in Cyprus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high. If you have lived in Cyprus and know Kyrania

What did you like best about this story?

Shows typical ex pat life style

Have you listened to any of Julia Farhat’s other performances? How does this one compare?


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

Spread over 4 sittings

Any additional comments?

Would have liked the story to continue even in a follow up book,I would have bought if posible.

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- John G

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-02-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios