The Secret Adversary Audiobook, by Agatha Christie Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Tara Mackinnon Dow Publisher: Author's Republic Audio Length: Release Date: March 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781999398811

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Published in 1922, the Secret Adversary is Agatha Christie’s second published novel, the first being “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”. The original title was “The Joyful Venture”, which was changed to “The Young Adventurers” before “The Secret Adversary” was finally decided upon. It was published in 1922, and within its pages we are introduced to the young sleuths Tommy and Tuppence who would go on to appear in other Christie stories. Though not as prevalent as the

well-known Poirot and Miss Marple, their companionship brings a fun and adventurous tone to the few books in which they feature. The novel centres around our young sleuths getting embroiled in political conspiracies and secret treaties. Apparently, Agatha Christie over-heard a conversation in a cafe in which the name ‘Jane Fish’ was used. She was struck by the name, which she later changed to Jane Finn. A graphic novel adaptation was released in 2008 by Harper Collins while the most recent television adaptation of the novel was done in 2015 and stared David Walliams as Tommy and Jessica Raine as Tuppence. While the situations they find themselves in may seem highly unlikely to our modern ears, it proves to be an enjoyable, engaging and fast paced read with plenty of plot twists.

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About the Author

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.