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.
This story surprised me. It's far faster paced than other Agatha Christie novels & all the characters are delightful. Great performance by the narrator.
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.
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.
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!
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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This book was just OK, I think it was not really my cup of tea.
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!
I'm not sure I have a book against which I can really compare it.
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)
Great book, great performance, a must-read!
"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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