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The Secret Adversary Audiobook

The Secret Adversary: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

Tommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd. - "willing to do anything, go anywhere." But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, draws them into a diabolical, political conspiracy. Under the eye of the elusive, ruthless Mr. Brown, they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever imagined.
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The first Tommy and Tuppence mystery, including an all-new introduction by Agatha Christie expert John Curran.

Tommy and Tuppence, two people flat broke and out of work, are restless for excitement. They embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd. - "willing to do anything, go anywhere." But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr. Whittington, draws them into a diabolical, political conspiracy. Under the eye of the elusive, ruthless Mr. Brown, they find themselves plunged into more danger than they ever imagined.

©1922 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    Stephen Bloomington, IN, United States 03-07-13
    Stephen Bloomington, IN, United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A wonderful listen with marvelous characters"
    Where does The Secret Adversary rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    While Tommy and Tuppence aren't as well known as Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, in some ways I enjoy them more. Christie injects them with levity and humor that seems to be missing with her more celebrated detectives.

    Hugh Fraser does a marvelous job, as always, with his narration.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    galcarm 04-14-16
    galcarm 04-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Kept me interested."

    The story kept me interested. it has just enough twists to keep me wondering about the identity of Me Brown.

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    Robert 03-09-16
    Robert 03-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable"

    I picked this up on sale since I completely enjoyed "And Then There Were None".

    This was less of a mystery and more of an adventure, but is thoroughly enjoyable. Hugh Fraser does an awesome job of narration.

    I will likely pick up the rest of the series at some point.

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    patricia washington 03-02-16
    patricia washington 03-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "delightful I loved the whole thing"

    it didn't give me night mares and it was a very good mystery thanks audible!

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    LucyP 02-18-16
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    Very good book and fabulously performed! The story kept you guessing, and I enjoyed it a great deal!

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    cmdesign Ashland, OR, US 02-13-16
    cmdesign Ashland, OR, US 02-13-16
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    "Outstanding narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Secret Adversary the most enjoyable?

    A very enjoyable story and mystery made excellent through Hugh Fraser's reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery held through the book, characters were well drawn.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    His tone and command of different class dialects. His performance was seamless.


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

    Nope


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    Donna J. Shaw Dayville, CT United States 02-12-16
    Donna J. Shaw Dayville, CT United States 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "You can't beat Dame Agatha"

    A good story by a great author. I love Tommy & Tuppence. It's like visiting with old friends.

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    Calliope 02-18-16
    Calliope 02-18-16
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    "Gosh! Golly gee! This is different!"

    This is a different Agatha Christie than what I'm used to -- it's almost as if she needed a little lighthearted break from writing grown up detective and crime stories without actually taking a break from writing. The characters here are young and naive, and in this first story they solve the mystery more by accident and intuition than by actual detective work or thought. Could they have been one of the inspirations for the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew? Certainly some of the peripheral characters are as cliched and there's a youthful exuberance in the dialogue -- but if you don't take it seriously, it's still good fun.

    Hugh Fraser is excellent, as always -- but I'll stick with the more grown-up stories and characters, I think.

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    mary 07-25-15
    mary 07-25-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Thought I'd figured it out early on; however . . ."

    This was my second T&T read - what fun. I enjoy Hugh Fraser's narrations.
    Thanks.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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