Summary

Tommy and Tuppence embark on a daring business scheme: Young Adventurers Ltd. Their advertisement says they are "willing to do anything, go anywhere". But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined.
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© Agatha Christie Mallowan 1951, 2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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"Refreshingly original." ( Times Literary Supplement)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheryl Mason on 15-05-14

A nice thriller with delightful detectives

Would you listen to The Secret Adversary again? Why?

I'd definitely listen to this again. I first read the book many years ago and to have it on audible just makes it that much easier to read again. I very often re-read books and this one is easy on the ear and fun to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

I like Tommy and Tuppence, I like the way they think. Tommy is the "tortoise", a slow but methodical thinker who nonetheless makes good deductions. Tuppence is the "hare", her bouncy personality can be a bit frivolous as a thinker but her ideas are good. They match perfectly.

Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favourite?

It's hard to single out just one, Hugh Fraser did a good job on all the characters. The accents are done well too.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This is the first Tommy and Tuppence book by Agatha Christie. A lot of people will find it dated but as this is one of the periods of crime I love best, I would not hesitate to recommend it. I just don't like the modern crime novels at all so I'm always on the lookout for classic crime. I did guess the answer (or did my subconscious remember it?) about three quarters of the way through the book but this didn't stop my enjoyment of the whole plot.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Kevin Viney on 24-01-15

Gripping and chilling

Although some characters are a little unbelievable the plot rattles along. Typical Christie keeping you guessing all the way.
Mr Brown is every where and yet remains elusive.
Definitely worth a read

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anniebligh on 01-08-12

Set shortly after the end of WW1

A Christie adventure mystery, that gives a two young unemployed people a chance to earn an honest income and... well I will let you find out.
It is a lovely take on Buchin's '39 steps' and maybe 'The Thin Man'. The humour is very much in Christie style.
I enjoyed listening to this as read by Hugh Fraser and will listen again.

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