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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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy 08-13-17
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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.


    5 of 5 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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Miller Tucson, AZ, US 11-20-17
    Leslie Miller Tucson, AZ, US 11-20-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Great spy novel"

    I really enjoyed this book. I couldn’t stop listening for hours on end. I thought the narrator did an excellent job with the different voices, languages and accents. The story was very well written and helped me to understand what it must have been like in occupied France during WWII. I didn’t care for the ending but I’m sure the author will tie it all together in her next book.

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    Shoe Lover Pittsburgh 11-03-17
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    "Excellent series!"

    Another installment is a 5 star story and a 5 Star audio performance. I can’t wait for the next book to be written. The book narrator does a great job - sometimes I am sure there is more than one because the characters are so distinctive. The plot was interesting and hAd enough depth to keep me on the “edge of my read”. I wish all audio books were so good.

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    Felizitas 10-22-17
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    "Enjoyable"

    I have the whole series. I can't wait for the next book to come out. If you haven't heard these books you're missing out. The reader is awesome!

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    Gary L. Richardson 09-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A Good Entry"

    This is a good entry on the series. I thought the characters were well developed and the reader is left with a complex ending. Perhaps a bit too much retrospect in the middle that could have been replaced with action....but overall, if you like the series, you will like this book.

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    Vicki Fox 09-08-17
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    "this narrator is horrid!"

    the book is a little naive but okay enough, but the narrator is awful! she is so incredibly "sing-song"-ie. It feels like a 5th grader is reading it. for the last time, get a new narrator, or I'm done with Miss Maggie Hope.

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    "So disappointed…"

    I have read all the books in the Maggie Hope series and loved them all but this one really let me down. It was just boring and I wanted to jump ahead and get it finished. The ending was bad as well as depressing!

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    Designerrose Houston 09-07-17
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    "A rotten ending! "

    I enjoy historical novels, especially WWII-era espionage. The earlier books in the Maggie Hope series were great; however, the ending of Paris Spy angered me. After Maggie's harrowing experiences in Paris and barely escaping death from the SS and a possible plane crash, the author felt the need to tarnish the British government and their military strategy by having them practice situation ethics and ruthless disregard for the lives of their own personnel. WWII was won by courage, sacrifice and honor, not by becoming like the Nazis. No doubt the awful ending was the author's idea to hook us for the next book. She has lost me.
    Designerrose
    Houston, Texas

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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