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The Paris Spy Audiobook

The Paris Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope secretly navigates Nazi-occupied France to find two brave women during the darkest days of World War II in the latest novel in this New York Times best-selling series - "a treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike" (Booklist, on The Prime Minister's Secret Agent).

Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home.

But her missions come first. Maggie's half-sister, Elise, has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, and Maggie is desperate to find her - that is, if Elise even wants to be found. Equally urgent, Churchill is planning the Allied invasion of France, and SOE agent Erica Calvert has been captured, the whereabouts of her vital research regarding Normandy unknown. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles and employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.

©2017 Susan Elia MacNeal (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"You will grieve with Paris. You will be outraged by the destruction. You will be terrified for all the heroes, be there with them every step, and care desperately that they succeed and survive. And perhaps above all, like me, you will be overwhelmed with their sacrifice for the freedom we still enjoy." (Anne Perry, New York Times best-selling author of the Pitt and Monk Series)

"This has to be Maggie Hope's most exciting adventure yet. Vivid and fast-paced, crammed with authentic detail, The Paris Spy is an extraordinary trip through the edgy drama of wartime Paris, skillfully plotted and studded with cameos of real historical figures." (Jane Thynne, author of the Clara Vine series)

"The Paris Spy is a new mystery you won't put down until the absolutely stunning conclusion. Only Susan Elia MacNeal - and the extraordinary Maggie Hope - could wrap such a tale of courage and betrayal around a secret that will cost lives and honor to protect." (Charles Todd, New York Times best-selling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge series and the Bess Crawford series)

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    "Loved this book! Love the series"

    I loved this book! It's as great as the rest of them in the series! I hope the story keeps going!

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    Dorothy 08-13-17
    Dorothy 08-13-17 Member Since 2007
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I've have enjoyed the prior books in this series. I am having real problems listening to this one. The story is slow to develop with much time spent on small details while other elements in the story seem undeveloped. My mahor issue is the narration which has made this very difficult to listen to.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her delivery does not change regardless of the events described. She has a very sing song presentation which makes it difficult to fully engage in the story.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maine Knitter 08-12-17
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    "Good book spoiled by bad narrator"

    I pre-ordered this, as I have with all of the author's books. I'm really thinking I should read the book rather than listen to the audiobook. The narrator is poor and creates quite a distraction. I went back to read my reviews of the previous books in the series and I've said this same thing in practically ever review. Maybe one of these days I'll learn.

    The story itself was not bad. I found the last third of the book was non-put-down-able. Great suspense and action. The ending is interesting.

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    PLD 08-20-17
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    "Sadly Disappointed"
    What disappointed you about The Paris Spy?

    I loved the rest of the series, but this one was disappointing. The main character did not appear until well into the second chapter and the story did not really get rolling for some time after that. The plot was predictable except for the ending and the narration did not contribute anything. The ending was very unsatisfactory. So, overall, after waiting for this book to come out, I was disappointed enough that I do not know if I'll read another one in this series should there be one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

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    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Duerden’s performances?

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    Ken Hedges 08-18-17
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    "The book was ok; the narrator was annoying"

    It's hard to fairly judge the book, as the narrator's thrumming rhythm became like a rumbling engine in my ears. She did a very good job with accents, foreign languages, and depicting the cast of characters. But her droning reading style almost caused me to give up a few times.

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    Amazon Customer 08-16-17

    Eclectic, fun, zesty. Life is too short to not live fully.

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    "The narrator makes this story even better!"

    The narrator made me feel like I was in the story. Her ability to give voice to all the individual characters was amazing.

    Maggie is a spy in Paris mingling with Coco Chanel, German officers and her friends, Sarah and Hugh. Be prepared violence, betrayal and death. This is a real story about what could have happened on the route to the battle at Normandy.

    Toward the end, I couldn't stop listening. Every time I set my sleep timer, I had to extend it because I wanted to hear the rest of the story. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    Karen Langballe 08-12-17
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    "Cliffhanger!"

    I really enjoy the Maggie Hope series! The books are so well written, and I think they stay quite close to actual facts and events from WWII. Told in a way that keeps me interested and listening for more!

    It's hard if we have to wait a year for the next book.

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    USA Buyer COLDWATER, MI, United States 08-11-17
    USA Buyer COLDWATER, MI, United States 08-11-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Amazing Series of Books"

    What wonderful Series with great insight to WW11. Great. Enteral charter woven through all the books! Highly recommend these books and start with book one!
    This last book had some weak spots which were boring! Overall, It was exciting and the ending a complete surprise! Worth the credit or the money! Great book and even better Series! Must Read!!!! Five Star

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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