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The book got many great reviews and I was looking forward to a story about covert operations in World War II. There were some interesting sections on the training of operatives, but it felt more like a romance in a wartime setting - with neither angle being developed in much depth. The story is a bit thin and predictable. I listened to the end because the narrator was really good .
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
good story, but finished very abruptly, just as I was begining to enjoy it
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
the training of these spy agent prior to work,
least interesting was the finish
What three words best describe Anna Bentinck’s performance?
enjoyed the reading
Marian Sutro is bilingual and is recruited by the Special Ops unit in the Second World War to be trained to be a French agent. The novel follows her through this period and into France as she pursues her 'special mission'. I couldn't stop listening to this book - it has a great plot, which keeps you wondering what happens next and really getting involved in Marian's fate. Further though, this is not just a good thriller, the writing is at times absolutely beautiful, and some descriptions will stay with me for a long time.
The narration is also beautifully done, with each character having their own distinctive voice. I thoroughly recommend.
44 of 45 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this audio book and was engrossed by the heroine's exploits in occupied France as she evaded the Nazis, fell in love and helped the French resistance. The narrator brought characters to life and I was sorry when the book ended. I felt a sequel is needed to tell us what happened next to the players in this exciting story.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about this story?
The ending was good, and I think it was very appropriate, and didn't require explanation, or continuance
Have you listened to any of Anna Bentinck’s other performances? How does this one compare?
First time with this narrator, and I think along with Jim Broadbent, occupies the No 1 spot. Accents were accurate, and managed a variety of voices to sound quite different from each other. In a word Flawless.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not really. It isn't an emotive or sentimental book.
Any additional comments?
Some parts of the story were a tad slow, but in general it was a wonderful listen, lots of action, and a good length. Highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful