©1991 Elizabeth Buchan; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
I'm always listening -from driving to working out and I'm learning..Historical Fiction is my love currently WWII. Prefer British Narrators
This is a fantastic book about the French Resistance during WWII and the British spies who were dropped into France behind enemy lines.
Just read it! If you like historical fiction during WWII you will love it!
The characters and the writing style.
No one favorite. All were well-drawn, living and breathing.
She is a delight to listen to, a true artist. One of the best narrators I have heard. Each character was distinctively rendered and brought achingly alive.
Evelyn: she was young, strong, naive and coming of age frightened and courageous.
A stellar book with stellar writing and narration!
The story and beautiful narration.
The realistic staging of the story; adding characters individually -including their "back story" so I could appreciate how they became involved with the resistance movement in France during that period of the war.
It is difficult to single out any particular nuance, I just think she was the perfect voice for this book !!
Evelyn St. John.
While the outcome of the ill-fated love affair between Evelyn and Paul von Hoch was incredibly sad, it was woven so skillfully into the story that I believed in them until the very end. Some of the other characters were less interesting - Mariette, Guy, Ingrid, etc., but essential to the overall plot.
"Exciting Wartime Espionage"
This is a wonderfully exciting book from a female spy's point of view in France. I am loving the characters and the frisson between the German officer and our heroine. The descriptions of the many characters brings them to life and the tension of being in wartime France makes me appreciate how heroic these people were. I am absolutely loving this book and would highly recommend it to all my friends and anyone reading this review.
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