The Last Telegram

  • by Liz Trenow
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Decades ago, as Nazi planes dominated the sky, Lily Verner made a terrible choice. She's tried to forget, but now an unexpected event pulls her back to the 1940s British countryside. She finds herself remembering the brilliant colors of the silk she helped to weave at her family's mill, the relentless pressure of the worsening war, and the kind of heartbreaking loss that stops time.
In this evocative novel of love and consequences, Lily finally confronts the disastrous decision that has haunted her all these years. The Last Telegram uncovers the surprising truth about how the stories we weave about our lives are threaded with truth, guilt, and forgiveness.


What the Critics Say

"This stunning debut glows with the fervor and intensity of what life must have been like for civilians in World War II England." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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I liked both the characters & story. Personally I enjoyed the sound of the narrator's voice and thought she fit the tale well, but some reviews reach a different conclusion. Thus, if you have the chance to check a sample, you might want to do so. If you are a person who is irritated by the narrator, I recommend you still give the book a try if you enjoy fiction set in WWII. I listened to the story while walking and found it perfect for keeping me engrossed & motivated on a cold winter day.
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Nice listen

A WWII story set against the backdrop of the silk industry, this was a story I really enjoyed listening to. (I would have come up with a better title, however.) My only complaint is that the narrator has a rather odd cadence to her voice; at first I didn't think I could listen to it, but the story was so good that I just learned to adjust.
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- Laurie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio