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I'd forgotten just how bad the story was when I bought this dramatisation. The cast do an admirable job of bringing what is essentially one of the weakest Agatha Christie story lines to life. However, even they can't distract the listener from a paper thin plot wrapped up in pseudo-psychobabble and silly supernatural.
This dramatisation has done the best it can with a pretty awful story, but even so I can't honestly recommend this to anyone.
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Chilling adaptation of Dame Agatha Christie's thriller. At times very faithful to the book, with some liberties taken. Subtle and disturbing gothic tale of a young, newlywed couple warned not to move to a land with a gypsy curse upon it, and, when they do, sinister things start happening. Tragic love story, well acted. The actors actually sounded exactly how I pictured from reading the book! The leading man was fantastic. Creepy, sinister sound effects enhanced the performance. Ellie's song was somber and sweet at the same time. But take note: this particular story is more psychological thriller, not a typical murder mystery. Slow moving and methodical, but the kind of dark story that gets under your skin. Would recommend reading the book first, it will increase your enjoyment and understanding of the radio play.