Agatha Christie's second novel, The Secret Adversary, set in London in 1919 is brought to sparkling new life by Audiofile Earphones Award-winning narrator Alison Larkin....
Tommy and Tuppence are charming, broke, and in desperate need of work. They decide to set up Young Adventurers Ltd. - "willing to do anything, go anywhere". They are soon caught up in a dastardly plot to overthrow the British government.
This fresh and "hugely entertaining" listen from the English American joined with Christie's brilliantly suspenseful storytelling results in a deliciously authentic audio experience.
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"Larkin is an excellent choice to narrate this delightful classic...her reading is champagne bubbly and engaging throughout...a jaunty, jolly good listen." (Publishers Weekly)
I am a great fan of Agatha Christie but have never heard such a great audio of her greatest mystery.
Perhaps because Alison Larkin was raised in England. And maybe because she has been a successful actress her accents are wonderful--and so authentic.
Most important Larkin brings each character and each dramatic turn in this exciting story to new life!
I am certain Agatha Christie would be delighted that such a talented and perfect narrator has been found for her brilliant work!
I love Agatha Christie and have listened to many of her books on audio. Alison Larkin's narration of this one was truly outstanding. I found it via a rave review in Publisher's Weekly and loved every minute. It's up among the best.
The characters of Tommy and Tuppence and the humor combined with a real sense of what it was like to live in London after World War 1.
Yes. And I did. I listened to it on a long car drive and only stopped once for gas.
I'm wondering if i purchased a childrens mystery by mistake. This was like listening to a juvenile mystery, perhaps Agatha Christie wrote this when she was a mere teen??? The narrator's voice hurt my ears at times and in general annoyed me. This would be good reading if you like Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys. Recommend listening to a sample before purchasing
I adore Agatha Christie mysteries, so I dont know what went wrong here and I will presume it is me..this doesn't put me off of A.C., I just need to pay more attention to the summary and listen to a sample first.
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