• Pont Neuf

  • By: Max Byrd
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (8,389 ratings)

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Pont Neuf

By: Max Byrd
Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
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Publisher's summary

Can a young war correspondent find herself and follow her heart? In this work of historical fiction, 20-something Annabella “Annie” March arrives in France in 1944 intending to write about the war. Soon, however, Annie begins to distance herself from her sometimes-mentor, sometimes-rival - the great Martha Gellhorn - and Gellhorn’s larger-than-life husband, the novelist Ernest Hemingway. She turns to photography in the hopes of making her own name and, to her delight, discovers that images come more easily than words.

At a party one night, Gellhorn introduces Annie to a pair of American GIs: the intense, blue-eyed John Michael Shaw, from illustrious New England stock, and the handsome, good-natured Bennett Templeton Adams, a Midwestern boy-next-door. A love triangle between Annie and the two soldiers begins to simmer. As the war against the Axis Powers rages on, Shaw and Adams are called to duty. Shaw is a legend in the trenches, Adams a brilliant tactician, and neither can get Annie March out of his head.

Unbeknownst to Shaw and Adams, Annie has made up her mind - until a snap decision in the face of evil threatens to change everything for all three of them. Told with gripping emotional force and enthralling historical detail, Pont Neuf is an unforgettable story of desire and danger and a harrowing reminder of the uncertainty of war.

Creator Max Byrd, master of the historical novel, and award-winning narrator Natasha Soudek combine forces to deliver a thoroughly engaging and entertaining listen.

©2019 Max Byrd (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC

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The enigmatic Martha Gellhorn
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  • Pont Neuf
  • The enigmatic Martha Gellhorn
  • Pont Neuf
  • "Just like a man. Just like a Harvard man."
  • Pont Neuf
  • A bridge connecting two worlds
Max Byrd

About the Creator

Max Byrd was educated at Harvard. He is the author of scholarly books about 18-century English literature, hard-boiled detective novels, and seven historical novels. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis has said, "In American historical fiction, Max Byrd is the reigning champion." He writes often for The New York Times Book Review. He lives in northern California with his wife.

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Natasha Soudek

About the Performer

Natasha Soudek is an award-winning narrator and TV actress who has been featured in more than 150 audiobooks and television commercials. Star Trek fans may recognize her as the first blond Vulcan in Trekkie history, Lt. Soudek, from the movie Star Trek New Voyages: Phase 2, and as an excited Vulcan fan with Leonard Nimoy in an Aleve Super Bowl commercial that was seen by more than 130 million people worldwide. Born in Houston, Texas, and raised by German/Austrian immigrants, Natasha is a native German speaker who specializes in Russian accents, historical fiction, sci-fi, and thrillers.