Destination Unknown Thomas Charles Betterton a famous scientist has vanished Conflicting reports of sightings of the missing man have come in from all over Europe Then his wife of six months decides to take a holiday

  • Title: Destination Unknown
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780007154906
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thomas Charles Betterton, a famous scientist, has vanished Conflicting reports of sightings of the missing man have come in from all over Europe Then, his wife of six months decides to take a holiday to Morocco for a rest.That s when a strange and surprising series of events begins to unfold A superb and different mystery from a master at her best.

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    1. This was not a typical Agatha Christie book at all since it was more of a spy thriller than a detective story. While I think I definitely prefer her "classic crime solving", it was still interesting to see AC dipping her toes in a different genre. (I listened to this on audiobook btw.)

    2. I kept thinking, something is wrong! Then, I realized, something is missing. A murder. Still, pretty enjoyed this book, although it's not really Christie's 'typical' book. But, still, contains many interesting characters! I know it's good, when I close the book, and say, 'Man! I feel I just came back from a journey.'So yeah, not a master piece of Agatha, but still, easy, interesting read.

    3. I read 81 of Agatha Christie's 82 books (I've always refused to read Final Curtain) between the ages of 14-16. I loved her books heart and soul - but my reading taste matured and at some point I became an insufferable snob when it comes to genre fiction. However, after a long quarter with an pedantic twerp professor for a literature class I decided I needed a completely frivolous break from literary fiction. I picked up And Then There Were None for a reread. It read fast and fun and reminded me [...]

    4. I'm a little bit disappointed, it was more of a spy thing than a mystery novel and am not that fan of spying books, kept waiting for the intrigue but it didnt show up, hoped for better than this, mais bon

    5. ***SPOILER ALERT***A very different mystery from Agatha Christie. I admit that I kept flipping the pages expecting someone to die on the next page, but to my surprise, no murder happened at all (excluding anything happened before Hilary Craven took the role of Olive Betterton). Nonetheless, I really like the plot. The main story isn't about murder but it's a crime all right; and I think the idea of introducing "another way" to suicide by sending that very person to a dangerous (something with th [...]

    6. Book on CD read by Emilia FoxA brilliant young scientist has disappeared from Paris. The international community is concerned, as he is only one of several scientists who have recently dropped from sight. His wife, Olive Betterton, may know more than she is willing to say, but she lies in a Moroccan hospital bed, dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash. Meanwhile, Hilary Craven is in the grips of depression – her daughter has died, her husband has left her. She has nothing to live for u [...]

    7. Danger! Disguises! Spies! The Iron Curtain!This book would fit much better under the class of thriller than mystery. It features a great female protagonist who has been dealt a really harsh hand (cheating husband, death of a child), and is stopped from committing suicide with an offer to dip her toes in the pool of espionage.It was written during a time when everyone was giving Russia/communism an extremely intense side eye, so the general fear of those and other related things aren't necessaril [...]

    8. I struggled all of the way through this Agatha Christie stand alone mystery. I felt it very dry and uninteresting most of the way through. There were a few characters I really wanted to like, but because of the way the story was written, I could not get close enough to them. Right up to the last chapter in the book, it was hard to see where this plot was going to take me and how it was all going to turn out. I stuck with it, and admit that the outcome made me smile. I think the conclusion was "a [...]

    9. Now this is the type of Mystery book that makes me love to read! I love reading Agatha Christie the best her books there are no cursing, violence, etc. They make you have to use your mind. This book is not a "serial" from what I can gatherere is no Tommy & Tuppence, Miss Marple or M. Hercules Peirot to solve the crime. I actually did not get all the story till the end. There were more than one tale woven into this story.

    10. الطائرة الضائعة / الطائرة المفقودة / المصير المجهول كلها أسماء للنوفيلا ورقي هي ناقصها أخر 3 فصول موجودة كاملة pdf تعتبر أقل روايات أجاثا ، الفكرة موجودة لكن القصة و عناصرها أقل جودة من اللي أتعودت عليا من أجاثا . لكنها تظل أجاثا كريستي ، تسرد الأحداث بطريقة تجعلك تتكور لتذهب إ [...]

    11. When I was 12 we were leaving the states to move back to England. About a month before we left I realised that there was absoultely no reason for me to be paying attention in class, as I was leaving before the end of term, would never get those grades and was soon to be starting a new school in a foreign country. So instead I decided I would read all the Sweet Valley High books and Agatha Christie books in the school library. (I did very well and achieved this averaging about 3 books a day). Of [...]

    12. لم اجد النهاية لا اعلم اذا كانت ضائعة ام مفتوحة :/ بالاضافة الى اننى لم اجد اللغز ولم اجد الحل ايضا :/ مجرد قصة تدور احداثها مع اشخاص فى اماكن فقط لاغير لا يوجد اثارة او متعة بتاتا :( لكننى على امل ان اقرأ روايات اخرى لاجاثا كريستى اكثر متعة واثارة :)))

    13. AudiobookThis book seemed a bit of a departure from Agatha's previous books which I liked. Great ending.

    14. Visi žinome Agatha Christie kaip detektyvinių romanų rašytoją. Tačiau šalia jų ji kūrė ir apsakymus ir pjeses ir buvo puikiai įvaldžiusi trilerio žanrą. „Nežinoma linkme“, kaip ir knygos anotacija perspėja, yra trileris. Aš sakyčiau – trileris su mažu detektyvo prieskoniu. Esame įpratę prie autorės rašymo stiliaus. Jai būdinga jau kūrinio pradžioje pateikti įvykio, nusikaltimo kontekstą, aprašyti visas aplinkybes, keletą galimų nusikaltimo versijų ir pateikt [...]

    15. Not one of her normal murder mysteries, but an enjoyable, well written and thoroughly engrossing story. In this work, the disappearance of the worlds foremost scientists, doctors, etc. causes alarm across the globe. A crime hasn't actually been committed or has it? A woman who contemplates suicide is interrupted in her attempt and enlisted to aid in solving the mystery by going undercover. As the pages turn the plot thickens and our heroine goes on one hazardous adventure. Plenty of twists, turn [...]

    16. With just 100 pages left I thought this was a solid 3 star. How could I doubt Agatha Christie? My head just exploded with how surprisingly complex this was!

    17. *diambil 'paksa'dari rak kolpri seseorang*Efek samping klo ngga ada Poirot (atau kadang Miss Marple) itu adalah deg-degan yang lebih jedar-jeder karena biasanya tokoh utamanya tidak berpengalaman berhadapan dengan kejahatan (ya, iyalah, sapa juga yg mau selalu berhadapan dengan penjahat *hail Pak Polisi!*).Tapi ternyata dari awal sampai akhir berasa agak datar (syukurnya bukan bumi datar), yang baru aku sadari kemudian (mungkin) karena ngga ada pembunuhan.Pembaca tak berpendirian yg di satu sisi [...]

    18. هل حقا نهايتها مفتوحة بهذه السذاجة أم ان لها جزءا آخر أم هو عيب في الترجمة أم انها محاول فاشلة من اجاثا لصنع نهاية مفتوحة مشوقة؟؟؟؟؟؟؟

    19. I really like Agatha Christie--her writing is interesting and wonderfully British, proper but still with a touch of wry humor. But what I love the most about her--what everyone loves the most about her--is the fact that I NEVER guess her mysteries. They're always a surprise.I can't give this book the 4 stars I'd like to because it didn't feel like a mystery, really. There wasn't a central murder, with a detective (famous or unknown) interviewing suspects. The story basically revolves around a wo [...]

    20. A different platter from Agatha Christie. Destination Unknown never comes up as a straight laced detective fiction. Rather it falls into a unknown Christie genre of spy/political fiction. Scientists disappearing from all over the world leaves the West baffled. The book is all about trying to find out who or what is making them disappear.A common theme of Christie present in this book is a simple woman who is also the main protagonist helped on by a male government official. All in all this book [...]

    21. I enjoyed this novel as much as, if not more than Agatha Christie's other books (and I have read them all). I am a fan of Poirot, but the murder mysteries are not quite as exciting as conspiracies, world espionage and intrigue, which is what this book offers (however far fetched, which I will admit, it is still this is fiction and global financial conspiracies make for good stories). As a simple and suspenseful mystery, if not read as propaganda (there is a lot of "Red Fear" written into this bo [...]

    22. A very different mystery. This novel does not have Poirot or Miss Marple solving any crime. It is more of a thriller with Hilary Craven taking the place of a woman who has died in a plane crash. Her task is to find out what has happened to the dead woman's husband.The plot, like all of Agatha Christie's books, moves quickly. The final truth is only exposed right at the end of the book. I shall not spoil it here.If you like Agatha Christie's main characters (Poirot and Miss Marple), do give this [...]

    23. I think my favorite part about this story is the idea of a more "sporting" chance at suicide - giving a woman with nothing left to live for an impossible mission, with the candid admission that if she SHOULD survive it, quite likely she should have also found something to live for. The rest of the story, an unreal, dream-like destination with a harsher reality underneath it, and the final twist at the end where, as usual, no one and nothing is as imagined, is typical Christie-fare. A twisty, tri [...]

    24. Un roman d'espionnage, original et assez finement joué, où parfois les considérations philosophiques priment sur l'action. Ce roman est également tout imprégné d'une aura politique très marquée (guerre froide) au cours de laquelle les scientifiques représentaient une monnaie précieuse et convoitée de toutes parts. Plus que son histoire d'agent double et de duperie, Agatha Christie propose un regard équivoque sur l'époque d'après-guerre. Très enrichissant !

    25. Wonderful Christie stuff, involving impersonations, an air disaster, a leper colony in the desert of Morocco, . . . . the mysteries are profound, until solved at the end in a satisfactory manner.

    26. Agatha Christie e o mundo da espionagem! Vários cientistas de todo o mundo têm desaparecido da face da terra, os governos desconfiam que eles foram recrutados e fugiram por trás da Cortina de Ferro. Hillary Craven foge da sua vida em Inglaterra para Casablanca, após o seu divorcio e morte da sua filha, para tentar começar de novo mas não sentindo vontade de viver, decide suicidar-se com comprimidos para dormir. Nessa altura aparece Mr. Jessop, dos serviços secretos ingleses, que devido ao [...]

    27. The fact that I was expecting an entirely different book was my fault. I didn't realise this was more of a spy-novel than an actual murder-mistery (I wouldn't say it was quite a thriller, bit short for that) until I was half-way through. Not to say I didn't enjoy it once I got past the most slow-paced setting at the beginning. As per usual, I was reaching the end of the book with my mouth hanging open because I never see the twists coming.Thank goodness she has so many books so there's always so [...]

    28. Auch wenn Agatha Christie sich eigentlich bei jedem ihrer Bücher etwas neues und einzigartiges einfallen ließ, dieses hier sticht doch etwas raus. Es ist weniger ein Krimi, mehr ein Spionage-Roman. Trotzdem haben die Charaktere den üblichen Christie-Schwung und das Ende ist ebenfalls sehr typisch. Es hat Spaß gemacht zu lesen, ich ziehe jedoch die klassischen Mordfälle und ihre Enträtselungen vor.

    29. I really liked this book. It's very different for Christie. Typically, she writes a standard murder mystery. Sometimes, the murder happens right away, and the whole book is spent resolving it. Sometimes, the murder happens a little further in, so the beginning builds the suspense, and then, the rest of the novel is spent resolving the murder. This book, however, is a spy novel. Right away, we find out that Tom Betterton, the famed scientist who discovered ZE fission, is missing. His disappearanc [...]

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