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The Moroccan Girl

A Novel
Narrated by: Charlie Anson
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Another Charles Cumming triumph.” (Jason Matthews, best-selling author of The Kremlin's Candidate)

In this gripping contemporary thriller, a successful spy novelist is drawn into a real-life espionage plot when he’s ordered to find a mysterious fugitive on the alluring but deadly streets of Morocco. 

Renowned author Kit Carradine is approached by an MI6 officer with a seemingly straightforward assignment: to track down a mysterious woman hiding somewhere in the exotic, perilous city of Marrakesh. But when Carradine learns the woman is a dangerous fugitive with ties to international terrorism, the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal.  

Lara Bartok is a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement whose brutal attacks on prominent right-wing public figures have spread hatred and violence across the world. Her disappearance ignites a race between warring intelligence services desperate to find her - at any cost. But as Carradine edges closer to the truth, he finds himself drawn to this brilliant, beautiful, and profoundly complex woman.  

Caught between increasingly dangerous forces who want Bartok dead, Carradine soon faces an awful choice: to abandon Lara to her fate or to risk everything trying to save her.    

More praise for The Moroccan Girl: 

“Charles Cumming has breathed new life into the spy novel.” (Ben Macintyre, best-selling author of A Spy Among Friends)

“Nobody writes more enjoyable spy thrillers than Charles Cumming." (Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of The Word Is Murder)

©2019 Charles Cumming (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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A little too far fetched..

The plot was just a little too far fetched.. the “romantic interest” was resonant of a stilted and over-restrained 1950s description of romance...

Just not that good...

KRD

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Thoroughly Enjoyable

Charlie Anson's SUPERB narration proves Charles Cummings’ characters deserve to be played by A-List actors. In The Moroccan Girl, they interact in a dense but lucidly presented plot with all the covered paranoia essential to excellent spy fiction. Kit Carradine, son of a spy and successful author of spy thrillers, runs up against a wonderful cast of mysterious people whom he is awkward at understanding. Is the man who recruits him to MI6 so good at his job that no other agents are implicated? Is Lara Bartok, repentant terrorist, truly the victim of a psychopath? An international assortment of vivid cameo characters add to the suspense. Several Moroccan locales are marvellously portrayed, without romanticised or cliched exoticism. We travel with Kit through the gleaming luxury of tourists’ hotels and the tacky, ominously shadowed dives of 21st century North Africa, where Western tastes and decadence have prevailed. While we await the streaming series this novel should inspire, I recommend Cummings’ straightforward but highly descriptive prose.

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Bored stiff

The whole book could have been a first chapter!!!
It dragged on forever and made no point

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if you don't mind losing hrs of your life.<br />

I have read and enjoyed all of authors other books. This reads like he wrote it for high school project. writing is as naive and foolish sounding as this story's first time spy. with expression's like "we're going to eliminate him". i only finished it because i hoped something interesting could eventually happen. Writer appears, in the last pages, to want to create a series. from this character...not a good idea.

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Excellent story, strong performance

I have read many of Charles Cumming's books, and highly recommend his latest. The story is interesting and topical, and it isn't totally clear until close to the end what happened. Very entertaining!

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Political comments ruin an otherwise good story

Everyday we’re inundated with negative reporting of our country and president. People are beaten for wearing a red hat or voicing a positive comment about President Trump.
We look to novels as a peaceful interlude but find political comments, that add nothing to the story, added by the author to what end? So brave so far away from real life. Regrettably the story becomes very ordinary as a result - a waste of time, a mistake I won’t make again.

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