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Publisher's Summary

What was it like to be a citizen fighting the Nazis? Lucie Aubrac, of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls' school and had just married Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II erupted and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. This is Lucie's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance; of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades - including her husband, under Nazi death sentence - from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon."
(P)1996 by Blackstone Audio Books; ©1993 by The University of Nebraska Press; Published by Arrangement with The University of Nebraska Press, All Rights Reserved.
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Critic Reviews

"This book is perfectly formatted for the ear....Jeff Woodman and Jonathan Davis's delivery maintains a conversational tone. Their easy pace sounds like they're explaining these complex topics to a friend, and they're quite sensitive to the humor of the book. Enjoyable and educational..." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By SydSavvy on 04-25-18

Mind Blown

Quite frankly, Yes, this blew my mind, and I want to shout at everyone I know to READ THIS (or listen, as I did; the narration is sublime). It's a must read book. It's old, but I was looking about something on Lyon, France, where I studied abroad during law school and incidentally learned some about the resistance. It always has amazed me that a popular historical novel about Lyon during WWII doesn't exist in English (that I know of, so if you know of one please please tell me). Non-fiction and surreal, considering the difference in how I listened to it now verses several years ago. Important stuff, and what a woman!!!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Simone on 01-12-15

Impressive

I enjoyed learning about this period in Lucie Aubrac’s life. Stories like this are always so captivating because they are true! Like the story of Nancy Wake, I am immensely impressed with these women’s determination and courage. Would I be the same in their shoes? I hope so.

The audio qualify of this book was not great – it sounded tinny, the gaps between the chapters were sometime a beat too long making me wonder if the recording stopped, they even unsuccessfully tried to edit out the sound of a ringing phone!

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3 out of 5 stars
By John on 08-14-06

Mundane

The story of a very extraordinary, courageous young mother made ordinary in the telling. Very interesting but her natural modesty ruins the effect. It turns out to sound mundane whereas it could not possibly have been so.

The rendition is perfectly good but the whole package is a bit of a bore. I feel guilty in saying so.

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2 out of 5 stars
By William on 08-15-06

Interesting Subject but Hard to Follow

This should be a very interesting subject but I found the book to be very disjointed and hard to follow. I have given up before the end!

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