They Came to Baghdad (Agatha Christie Collection) Hardcover – 5 Feb 2001
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‘A very human heroine, whose powers of invention, like those of her creator, never fail her’
Times Literary Supplement
‘All in all, the most satisfactory novel in some years from one of the most satisfying of novelists.’
New York Times
‘The action is rapid and profuse, the characters are astonishingly real, and the author’s style remains far more lucid and persuasive than that employed by the vast majority of her colleagues. Altogether one of the year’s most agreeable contributions to the spy-and-counterspy diversion’
Agatha Christie's middle eastern spy thriller comes to CD --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
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Christie manages to take your imagination all the way to the Baghdad of the Thirties and even though the plot is about international politics, the personal side of the story is dominant and I found myself dying to know how it ended. So much so that out of all the Christie audio books I've listened to this has been my favourite.
The only down side is at first the narration by Emilia Fox seems a little lacking, but give her a chance and soon you can easily see all the characters she is portraying and she really does do a good job of all the male roles.
If you love a good mystery with an exotic setting I would heartily recommend this, and for Christie lovers it is a must.
The book itself is a lighthearted thriller set in the Baghdad that my grandad (stationed there in WW2) used to tell me about. Its heroine, Victoria Jones, is the kind of spirited Christie young girl that could surely only ever have existed in novels who finds herself wishing for adventure, finding it, and meeting it head on. As with a couple of other of her novels, there are the usual archaeological references and at times you feel Christie is almost living through her character but this just makes it more enjoyable for me.
Spies, kidnappings, assassinations, idealists and world leaders converging in Baghdad for a summit conference. And Victoria Jones, shorthand typist at the centre of it all. A glorious thriller, lighthearted, escapist but with the underlying menace of a hidden enemy, They Came to Baghdad is the best of Christie's non-detective novels.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is a stand alone novel so don't expcet any miss marple or poirot to slove the mystery ,having said that this is a stand alone novel it standa on its own very well a good read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arnsby Beverley
Jolly Agatha Christie hokum - one of my favourite novels and guilty pleasures. Not crazy about Emilia Fox's reading, but hey, it does the job - and it is looooong so good for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ms.Marple Investigates
It's Agatha Christie, but not as we know her! This is an extremely well crafted spy thriller.....but with Christie's unique way of portraying characters and her knowledge of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Essexelle
Found the plot very good indeed. Really enjoyed it and was an easy book to pick up and put down again without having to re read everything. Really enjoyed it.Published 10 months ago by S. AL-AYASH