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The Secret Adversary Audiobook

The Secret Adversary: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

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.
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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 2015
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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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    Mystery2decor 11-25-15 Member Since 2015

    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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    K.B. Roseville, CA 06-23-15
    K.B. Roseville, CA 06-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A great story that still entertains!"

    Interesting and intriguing plot twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. A very enjoyable listen.

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    B. Hobbs 05-28-15
    B. Hobbs 05-28-15

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    "Sweet, puzzling and amusing!"

    The Tommy and Tuppence books are some of my favorite Agatha Christie's ever. They are intelligent, funny, and the couple is very sweet. The reader starts out a little rough with the exits, but she gets back into the swing of it quickly. Highly recommended!!

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-17-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Not My Cut of Tea"
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    This book was just OK, I think it was not really my cup of tea.

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    Scaramouche239 06-11-14 Member Since 2016
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    "A Mystery Duo You Want to Cheer For!"
    What did you love best about The Secret Adversary?

    The hilarity of the almost stumbling nature Tommy and Tuppence coupled with their ability to find trouble and work through mysteries is positively wonderful! Christie has great characters who are so far-removed from Poirot and Marple. They are young and energetic and delightful! Nadia May does a brilliant job of performing this book!


    What other book might you compare The Secret Adversary to and why?

    I'm not sure I have a book against which I can really compare it.


    What about Nadia May’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic performance! Ms. May really understand the characters and understands Christie's style of writing. She has a great diversity of voices and is truly a brilliant performer! She is one of only three performers from whom I will listen to a Christie novel (the other two being Hugh Fraser and Richard E. Grant)


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, great performance, a must-read!

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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.

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