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  • April in Paris: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Wallner
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Set in 1943, this is the story of an impossible love between a German soldier and a Resistance fighter in occupied Paris. Roth, a young soldier, works in the army's back offices. When his superiors learn of his ability to speak accent-free French, however, he is transferred to Gestapo headquarters to work as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters. But when his duty ends, Roth changes into civilian clothes, and wanders aimlessly through Paris disguised as his alter ego "Antoine".

    Francine says: "AWFUL!"
    "A beautiful love story set in occupied paris..."
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    What did you love best about April in Paris?

    This is a very moving story about two people who just wanted to be "normal", but tragically it turned out to be impossible in occupied Paris. Sadly, there was no room for love or compassion during those dark days. The harsh reality is well described by M. Wallner.
    This is not a romance, this is an historical fiction.The story is very classy and there are no bodice ripper moments in it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was told from Corporal Roth's point of view , his love for Chantal is very touching, he never loses hope that they will be reunited. Even when he was tortured by the Gestapo he never gave up hope and tried to draw strength from his memories of Chantal and the time they've spent together. This is a story about a person with an immense inner strength who loses everything in a second, but manages to stay human and not succumb to the devils that surround him.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first listen, but i'd like to listen to his other works.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Roth and Chantal kissing in the street when a German vehicle passes by in order to disguise Roth's face from his commander who is in the car.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a quick read and recommended for Historical fiction lovers, especially those who are interested in historical fiction about WW2 .

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