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They Came to Baghdad (Mystery Masters Mystery Masters) (edição 2005)

por Agatha Christie (Autor), Emilia Fox (Narrador)

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Flighty but good-hearted Victoria Jones craves love, intrigue, and adventure. She strikes gold in Edward, a handsome and mysterious traveler whom she's vowed to follow to the ends of the earth. Yet no whirlwind affair can prepare Victoria for what unfolds once she lands in Baghdad. Not a day in Edward's shadow, and she hears whispered warnings of danger and witnesses the murder of a secret agent in her hotel room. And when she discovers that a romantic rival for Edward's affection has arranged for her kidnapping, Victoria fears that her impetuous nature could be the death of her.… (mais)
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Título:They Came to Baghdad (Mystery Masters Mystery Masters)
Autores:Agatha Christie (Autor)
Outros autores:Emilia Fox (Narrador)
Informação:Audiogo (2005), Edition: Unabridged
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The death of a spy in her hotel room launches a young tourist on a whirlwind adventure.

"They Came to Baghdad" has always felt like an airport novel to me: passable, but characterised solely by stereotypes, and never really reaching any kind of plot intensity, at least not any that doesn’t feel manufactured. This novel is a vivacious little romp in the vein of Christie’s early thrillers, where Dame Agatha was allowing herself to experiment a little now that she’d reached a secure point in her career. Things move along steadily, and at least you can sense Christie’s enthusiasm – it’s not just workmanlike.

But, like all her thrillers, it borders on the preposterous, and I doubt anyone in the world has ever put this down and thought, “Wow. Glad I read that.” Copies of this book probably litter bargain basements and attic bookshelves everywhere. ( )
  therebelprince | Nov 15, 2020 |
Christie does not possess the same flair for thrillers that she does for mysteries. This one suffers from the problem that the heroine is a total flake! Don't get me wrong, she's a delightful flake to spend time with and the book is a fun read, but still, she bugged me and that disrupted the entire novel. A great quick read but not one of her best. ( )
  Colleen5096 | Oct 29, 2020 |
This is the only Christie book that I haven't read before because I always thought I'd prefer the whodunnits over espionage. That still holds, but this was a lot of fun. Victoria Jones is a wonderful character, a reckless romantic who has a taste for excitement. Add an archaeological dig into the mix, complete with an absent-minded archaeologist with the obligatory double-barrelled name and you have a perfect example of a Christie adventure story. ( )
  VivienneR | Feb 26, 2020 |
Flighty Victoria Jones craves adventure. She meets Edward and decides to follow him to Baghdad even though she doesn't even know his last name. She manages to get to Baghdad and finds Edward, but is involved in intrigue and murder. She is kidnapped, but manages to get away. Jones finds herself involved in a spy story, figures Edward wasn't what he seemed and she meets a far better man.
  taurus27 | Oct 9, 2019 |
Adapted from the book jacket: 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 love and adventure who gets more than she bargains for when she follows a young man to that city.

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I love Dame Christie’s works, and am especially fond of the series starring Hercule Poirot. This is one of her better stand-alone novels. There are lots of characters to sort out, and much intrigue (no surprise, given the basic premise). Victoria is plucky, thinks quickly, given to prevarication, and quite resourceful in a pinch. I love that she seizes opportunity; recently let go from her job she meets the charming Edward and decides to follow her heart (and her man) to Baghdad.

Among the people she encounters are a professor of archeology, a junior embassy official, an ebullient hotel owner, a taciturn older man, a jealous office worker, a seasoned spy, and, of course, her young man. Along the way she experiences something of the culture and customs of the Iraqi people, stumbles into the major espionage ring at the core of the novel and learns more than a little about herself.

I identified the culprit fairly early, but it was fun to watch it unfold and to watch Victoria talk her way out of more than one tight spot with her quick wit and talent for spinning a plausible story. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 7, 2019 |
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Flighty but good-hearted Victoria Jones craves love, intrigue, and adventure. She strikes gold in Edward, a handsome and mysterious traveler whom she's vowed to follow to the ends of the earth. Yet no whirlwind affair can prepare Victoria for what unfolds once she lands in Baghdad. Not a day in Edward's shadow, and she hears whispered warnings of danger and witnesses the murder of a secret agent in her hotel room. And when she discovers that a romantic rival for Edward's affection has arranged for her kidnapping, Victoria fears that her impetuous nature could be the death of her.

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