The Secret Adversary

Agatha Christie

Wanda McCaddon (Narrator)

01-01-97

7hrs 49min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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01-01-97

7hrs 49min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“Wanda McCaddon reads with her usual charging enthusiasm…She enlivens the repartee between the two leads, relishes the other characters, and enjoys herself immensely.” AudioFile

Just after World War I, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley are desperately short of money.

With a shortage of job opportunities, they form a partnership, hiring themselves out as “young adventurers, willing to do anything, go anywhere.” In their first dangerous assignment, they must use all their ingenuity to save not only their own lives but also the life of a mysterious girl.

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 postwar England’s economic recovery depends on finding her and getting the papers back.

But the two young Brits, working undercover for the ministry, Tommy and Tuppence, 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 yet know 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.

Praise

“Wanda McCaddon reads with her usual charging enthusiasm…She enlivens the repartee between the two leads, relishes the other characters, and enjoys herself immensely.” AudioFile

“Refreshingly original.” Times Literary Supplement (London)

“An excellent yarn…reader[s] will find it as impossible as we did to put it aside until the mystery has been fathomed.” Daily Chronicle (London)

“We promise our readers an exciting story of adventure, full of hairbreadth escapes, and many disappointments if they try to guess the riddle before the author is ready to give them the clue…An excellent story.” Saturday Review

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 1996
Release Date January 1, 1997
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Tommy and Tuppence Mysteries
Release Date Machine 852076800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Traditional Detectives, Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over two billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

Narrator Bio
Wanda McCaddon

Wanda McCaddon (d. 2023) narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, sometimes with the pseudonym Nadia May or Donada Peters. She earned the prestigious Audio Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.

Overview

Just after World War I, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley are desperately short of money.

With a shortage of job opportunities, they form a partnership, hiring themselves out as “young adventurers, willing to do anything, go anywhere.” In their first dangerous assignment, they must use all their ingenuity to save not only their own lives but also the life of a mysterious girl.

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 postwar England’s economic recovery depends on finding her and getting the papers back.

But the two young Brits, working undercover for the ministry, Tommy and Tuppence, 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 yet know 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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