They Came to Baghdad

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD26757
Released: Aug 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504765138
Narrator/s: Emilia Fox
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Baghdad is holding a secret superpower summit, but the word is out, and an underground organization in the Middle East is plotting to sabotage the talks. Into this explosive situation appears Victoria Jones, a young woman with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when a wounded spy dies in her hotel room. The only man who can save the summit is dead. Can Victoria make sense of his dying words? "Lucifer...Basrah...Lefarge."

All formats/editions

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Narrator(s): Emilia Fox
Product Number Z100092471
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062233936
Author(s): Agatha Christie
Product Number EB00240607
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061753862

Professional reviews

"In these days of increased awareness of the Middle East, it's fascinating to hear Agatha Christie's view of Iraq just after WWII. Albeit, one learns about Iraq by way of a mystery story featuring archaeologists, British agents, and a plucky English girl, but that just means one is learning while being entertained. One wishes that the narration were quite as good as the far-fetched but engaging plot. The difficulty is not the narration per se, which Emilia Fox reads beautifully. She also supplies an appealing, believable voice for Victoria, the Cockney heroine. It's most of the (many) male characters that give difficulty, for in seeking to give each a unique character-driven voice, Fox often makes them sound squeaky. As a result, many of the male characters have higher pitched voices than the female characters. This distracts from an otherwise admirable reading of a delightful entertainment. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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