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.
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"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)
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.
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!
This story surprised me. It's far faster paced than other Agatha Christie novels & all the characters are delightful. Great performance by the narrator.
Agatha Christie strikes again! This is a mystery involving secret treaty papers, two young people who accidentally become detectives, a case of amnesia, and a shadowy underworld mastermind. Narrator does am admirable job with a challenging cast of characters and accents.
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.
Enjoy audiobooks while driving from Ocean View to Kona or while doing yard work!
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.
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.
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.
"one of Agatha's best"
Suspense all through
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.
enjoyed listening to it again and I am sure will again.
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.
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