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Summary

It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from "the enemy within": Nazis posing as ordinary citizens.

With pressure mounting, the Intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colourful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade. After all, N and M have just murdered Britain's finest agent.

©1941 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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"As ingenious as ever." ( Guardian)

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Lively tale, excellently read

This is one of the 'Partners in Crime' stories involving a sleuthing couple formerly employed by the British Secret Service during the First World War and here re-recruited to help flush out a Fifth Column conspiracy during the Second World War. It's an engaging story with twists and turns and a surprising denouement. As usual, Hugh Fraser does sterling service as the reader cleverly changing the pitch and accent of his voice to convince as young or old, male or female, Irish, English or German. Thoroughly enjoyable

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  • 08-05-22

An unabridged performance

I love a good 'Aggy' - her unabridged descriptions and dialogues knocks the spots of any abridged dramatizations when read well, and Hugh Fraser does them justice.

I'm just beginning to explore the Tommy and Tuppence series and this is a delight, peppered with digs at young people's sexism and assumptions about older people.

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Does Audible HAVE to come in so soon and so loud after the reading ends. IT'S VERY INTRUSIVE AND BREAKS THE SPELL!!!

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Rollicking spy story

Great story well read as always. Story flows well and characters are all in keeping with the period.

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Very fun listen

Great story, easy to listen to. Likable characters and I didn't guess who the villains were.

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Full of twists and turns, keeps you wanting more

Not quite as light as the previous tommy&tuppence, but they're funny, clever and in love.

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Really enjoyed this story

I laughed out loud in places, though probably at things that Agatha Christie did not intend to be comical ... my favourite character was Betty (naturally) and I thought that Hugh Fraser was a perfect narrator ... no doubt I shall listen to this again ...

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Hugh Fraser's narration really makes it!

I enjoyed the story - had guessed one of the two villains in advance but the other one fooled me. The Tommy & Tuppance stories are new to me and I was initially surprised at the time gap between books two and three, but actually the premise of them feeling too old to be useful in WWII and seeking excitement again worked really well.

The icing on the cake was the narration. Hugh Fraser's range in this, from babbling toddler to the breathless monologue of a nervous eye-witness, is incredible. I always enjoy listening to his voice but thought this one was particularly well acted.

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Amazing book best book I have read in 2019 it’s just so exciting your all ways left on a cliffhanger

Loved Tommy and tuppence just a dynamic was amazing Alfred Road was really good a+++

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Another Christie classic

I’m a huge fan of Agatha Christie and have only recently discovered the Tommy and Tuppence series. I think this is book 2 or 3 and I have listened to the others. N or M? was another great mystery with a bit of suspense . What makes it though is the wonderful reading by Hugh Fraser. He does the voices of the characters perfectly and is incredibly soothing. Well worth every penny.

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Another great story from Christie's dynamic duo!

I love the Tommy and Tuppence series, more action in genre than Christies more notorious works but full of her trademark twists and turns. Hugh Fraser narrates this book excellently.

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  • 29-01-19

Ingenious thriller

I'll admit at first I was disappointed at Hugh Fraser's narration thinking it dull and textbook like. But he does the tones and emotions of the mantly characters very well. The story of course is captivating

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  • 23-01-17

Entertaining yarn

This is definitely not one of her best plot lines. It is very much a dubious and implausible spy story.
But Hugh Fraser is a great narrator and its well worth listening to.