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The Secret Adversary Audiobook

The Secret Adversary: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

The girl in the photograph has been missing for five years. Neither her body nor the secret documents she was carrying have ever been found. Now, post-war England's economic recovery depends on finding her and getting the papers back. But the two young Brits working undercover for the ministry know only that her name was Jane Finn, and the only photo of her is in the hands of her rich American cousin.

They don't know yet about a mysterious and ruthless man called "Mr. Brown," or the beautiful but sinister older woman who knows all about Jane Finn...and therefore must die.

(P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Nadia May reads with her usual charging enthusiasm....She enlivens the repartee between the two leads, relishes the other characters and enjoys herself immensely." (AudioFile)

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    Philip Hofstetter 01-03-10 Member Since 2009
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    "I'd have to say: meh"

    The story itself isn't as captivating as other novels by Agatha Christie. I would even go as far as to say that the end is quite obvious even - something one definitely isn't used to.

    Also, I was not quite happy with Nadia May's performance as I was somewhat annoyed by her voice (this is certainly a taste issue - you should listen closely to the preview) and I think she could have put more effort into intonation and modulation.

    Still. The Secret adversary is entertaining and lives of its funny parts, but the obvious story and the IMHO sub-par narrating performance would make me recommend this only for people interested in going through all of Christies work.

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    Jess Schira 05-21-15
    Jess Schira 05-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "great job all the way round!"

    This story surprised me. It's far faster paced than other Agatha Christie novels & all the characters are delightful. Great performance by the narrator.

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    Kat 08-02-16
    Kat 08-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nadia May is truly wonderful"

    Her talents as a voice actress are quite numerous and she brought the world of Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence to life.

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    Amazon Customer 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mystery at its classic!"

    As an avid Agatha Christie fan growing up, I had read the print version of this book many years ago. Still I wanted to hear it again now. While the story, language and nuances are dated now, the story is still very intriguing and is Agatha Christie at her very best. The narration was spot on that made me happy to relive the story.

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    Robert Bulger Ocean View, Hawai'i 04-16-16
    Robert Bulger Ocean View, Hawai'i 04-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Enjoy audiobooks while driving from Ocean View to Kona or while doing yard work!

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    "Classic Agatha Christie!"

    Tired of Hercule Poirot or Jane Marples? Here's the first of a delightful series of the Tommy and Tuppence series.

    New to the sleuthing world, the "Young Adventurers' Club" certainly seems to do just that - take on a world-case criminal!

    P.S.: I know none us can ever be tired of Poirot or Jane Marples mysteries. Alas, here is another series to enjoy.

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    Jeff & Kristi S. 03-21-16
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    "Delightful in every way."

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment of the Tommy and Tuppence series. While the story is equally intriguing, in my opinion, to those in the Poirot series, some of the characters are surprisingly lighthearted. Nadia May's narration is superb and among the best I have heard. If international intrigue is your particular favorite, this novel will not disappoint.

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    Mystery2decor Nor Cal 11-25-15
    Mystery2decor Nor Cal 11-25-15

    amateur sleuth

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    "Big Fan"

    I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie's. This book was suspenseful and entertaining (as an audiobook). Nadia May did a great job narrating. If you're a fan of mystery you'll really like this book. I highly recommend it.

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    Amazon Customer 09-11-15
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    "great detective story "

    a wonderful story read by a fantastic woman! Nadia May really does Agatha Christie proud.

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    "My first Agatha Christie Read"

    This is the first one of Agatha Christie's books. They were recommended by a family member. After reading it, I will continue reading her books. Interesting.

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    CHIEN-HO LIN 06-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The First in the Series"

    I have to disagree with one of the top comments.

    This title is the very first in the series which features the very much adored couple Tommy and Tuppence. This fact alone makes reading/listening to the book worth your while!

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  • jim
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    "one of Agatha's best"
    If you could sum up The Secret Adversary in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense all through


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tuppence, even although the character was supposed to be young lady with limited exposure to the outside world (clergyman's daughter} her portrayal was very believable.


    Which character – as performed by Nadia May – was your favourite?

    Tuppence,


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    enjoyed listening to it again and I am sure will again.


    Any additional comments?

    Nadia May used her voice very effectively for the female characters and was able to lower it enough for the male parts not to be distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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