The Secret Adversary
(Tommy and Tuppence #1)
by Agatha Christie
Narrator: Nadia May
~ MY REVIEW ~
I must admit that, after listening to this audiobook, I find that the voices inside my head now have British accents. Whatever am I to do?!
Haha! Sorry about that. It’s just that I’ve always been able to hear the voice in my head saying whatever it is that I’m about to write and right now… that voice doesn’t sound like my normal self one whit! I keep wanting to say things like “ol’ chap” and such like that. But– That is one thing that I absolutely love about books like this! (That’s not weird, is it? I mean, come on, I know I’m no the only one who feels this way!)
Moving on! That’s not the only thing I liked about this book. No, indeed!
I have been meaning to read Agatha Christie for quite a long time now. I even borrowed several of her books from my sister a few years ago, only to have them sit on my bookshelf unread for those few years until I finally gave them back. I did try to read them, but for some reason… I just couldn’t. I’m thinking that I might should borrow them from her again, though. 😉
The setting, the mystery, the dialogue, etc. were all enjoyable! My favorite thing about this book, though, was the main characters: Tommy and Tuppence. I can honestly say I adored this couple. They remind me of Nick and Nora Charles from Dashiell Hammett‘s The Thin Man, who I have loved for a long time now.
I listened to the audiobook and– everyone who listens to audiobooks probably can relate to this– the narrator can often make or break a book for me. I thought this narrator (Nadia May) was quite good and I really enjoyed listening to her read the book.
I definitely recommend this book, especially to folks who enjoy classic books and films.
Note of Warning: For the readers out there who are looking for a clean read, this is not Christian fiction– there isn’t any sex or anything, but there is bad language in this book.
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