The Secret Messenger

Narrated by: Alma Costa, Karen Cass
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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The highly awaited new novel from the internationally best-selling author of The German Midwife (also published as A Woman of War). 

The number one Globe and Mail best seller. USA Today best seller. Kindle top 10 best seller.  

Venice, 1943
The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion’s den as a typist for the Reich; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against all odds, Stella must impart Nazi secrets, smuggle essential supplies and produce an underground newspaper on her beloved typewriter.

But when German commander General Breugal becomes suspicious, it seems he will stop at nothing to find the mole, and Stella knows her future could be in jeopardy....

London, 2017
Years later, Luisa Belmont finds a mysterious old typewriter in her attic. Determined to find out who it belonged to, Luisa delves into the past and uncovers a story of fierce love, unimaginable sacrifice and, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal....

Set between German-occupied 1940s Venice and modern-day London, this is a fascinating tale of the bravery of everyday women in the darkest corners of WWII, for listeners of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

©2019 Mandy Robotham (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Extremely Riveting

The story line of 'The Seceret Messenger' was great. I didn't want to stop listening until I got to the end. The narrator's did a fantastic job. I loved the way the author combined WWII era characters along with modern day characters. I highly reccomend The Secret Messenger especially if you like WWII era historical fiction.

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Fabulous

I love Historical Fiction that centers around WWII. There is so much that can be learned and absorbed as an American that did not live in this time period. This is a wonderful and intriguing book. I enjoyed reading it and being able to related to Venice, having visited many of the locations mentioned in the book.