Restless

  • by William Boyd
  • Narrated by Rosamund Pike
  • 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is the summer of 1976 in Oxfordshire, England, and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939. Sally Gilmartin has buried many secrets along with the name Eva Delectorskaya, including her work manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward U.S. involvement in the Second World War and her dangerous love affair with another spy. Now Ruth is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past. Restless is a tour de force from William Boyd. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo-American history, this is storytelling at its finest.

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What the Critics Say



Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Fiction, Abridged
"This fascinating story is well told." (Publishers Weekly)
"[An] espionage thriller and domestic drama by one of the very best prose stylists and storytellers in the English language." (Atlantic Monthly)

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Enthralling story

The story in this book is fascinating, believable, and shows tremendous insight into the emotions and behavior of several people. It is absolutely top rate.
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- Andre

Fantastic WWII Spy Mystery

Fantastic! Tightly written. Excellent reader. I could not stop listening.
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- Kathryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2006
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio