The Best of Our Spies

  • by Alex Gerlis
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

France, July 1944: a month after the Allied landings in Normandy, and the liberation of Europe is underway. In the Pas-de-Calais, Nathalie Mercier, a young British Special Operations executive secret agent working with the French Resistance, disappears. In London, her husband, Owen Quinn, an officer with Royal Navy Intelligence, discovers the truth about her role in the Allies' sophisticated deception at the heart of D-Day. Appalled but determined, Owen sets off on a perilous hunt through France in search of his wife. With the help of the Resistance, he finds Nathalie, but then the bitterness of war and its insatiable appetite for revenge catch up with them in dramatic fashion. Based on real events of the Second World War, The Best of Our Spies is a thrilling tale of international intrigue, love, deception, and espionage.


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The Best Kind of Spy Story

Selecting a book I expected to be a tasty treat of a spy story, I found instead a five course meal of an historical espionage novel, repleat with a complex plot, frightening insights into the endlessly twisting world of intelligence, the hideousness and criminality of war, and characters I will hold in my heart for a very long time.

What a fine, moving story this is. There were moments in the book when I felt I too was chasing around France, not knowing what would happen next. This story makes a portion of the war come alive for me as no other author has done. I look forward to many more books from Alex Gerlis.

And of course, John Lee brings every character to life. His rich reading makes the story all that much better.
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- Linda Hanson

Great narration, ok story.

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John Lee is my favorite narrator, and is why I chose to listen to this book. His narration was excellent as always, and really brought these characters to life.

I like the premise of the story and the setting, and the characters were interesting and dynamic. However, the reader doesn't learn the wife's backstory until the end, which really leaves you wondering about her motive the whole time. I also was kind of bored, and am not sure why.

This was written well, contained great descriptions, and the performance was excellent. I just did not find it to be exceedingly engaging, and it did take me a long time to get through.

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- Aubrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio