Voracious reader (paper and audio) 80-90 books per year; history, classics, fiction, music, and espionage
It is hard to top the previous favorable reviews of this book. A powerful story of courage, grace, humor, and love in a difficult time and setting. Both Morvan Christie and Lucy Gaskell are excellent performers even if the role of Julie is more compelling. It is a cleverly plotted book with some nice surprises. Britain and occupied France in 1943 was not the nicest of times but the heroism, the pluck, and the determination of the two protagonists is described exceptionally well. Listen to it!
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I stumbled on this book on a pinterest list, and found it captivating. I listened to the audiobook and the performance wonderful. Better with proper german, scottish and french pronunciation.
The journal entry style, the literary refernces, the plot all carried me along and compelled me to keep listening. The friendship and characters were lovely to meet. The outcome, while shocking was believable and right.
It shall sit beside "A Separate Peace" as a favorite.
War story from a female point of view real female Heroes don't be put off by the genders it's a great read. every man should read it.
This book is very good, I liked the combination of history fiction, suspense, and a new take on women spies during WWII. That being said, you should buy this simply for the performances. The narrator slips seamlessly between numerous accents and languages, and even sings a little, all of which is lovely and really adds to the development of the characters and the story. Best performances I have ever listened to.
I really enjoyed this book fro. beginning to end. the narration was impeccable. It got a tiny bit technical at times and I zoned out a little, but all in all that added to the book. I learned a ton!
Having bought this novel during a sale, it really wouldn't need to be all that good to meet my expectations. I was quite happily surprised when I became engrossed in this tale. Although I deplore war, I find it inspirational to read about the heroism it brings about. Often such stories revolve around men. This story is a departure from the norm, even from the usual female nurses and ambulance drivers. The main characters are a British spy and a civilian pilot, who met and became best friends when both were in the WAAF. While the plot of this novel derives from their exploits, the theme is about their friendsship I highly recommend this audiobook!
initially I thought the book was very slow but once I got into it I couldn't stop. An amazing perspective of women in that generation and all that they endured. and how much they wanted to help fight the war.
The book starts out slow, but keep going for a tale that will immerse you into the realities of life during the war. You will emerge on the other end knowing what truth really men's.