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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.
Public Domain (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"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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2 out of 5 stars
By Philip Hofstetter on 01-03-10

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-23-16

Fun characters, engaging story

Agatha Christie strikes again! This is a mystery involving secret treaty papers, two young people who accidentally become detectives, a case of amnesia, and a shadowy underworld mastermind. Narrator does am admirable job with a challenging cast of characters and accents.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jim on 02-09-14

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?


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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