The Bicycle Spy

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100129008
Released: Sep 13, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781338241693
Narrator/s: Mark Turetsky
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Can Marcel make the ride of his life? Marcel loves riding his bicycle, whether he's racing through the streets of his small town in France or making bread deliveries for his parents' bakery. He dreams of someday competing in the Tour de France, the greatest bicycle race. But ever since Germany's occupation of France began two years ago, in 1940, the race has been canceled. Now there are soldiers everywhere, interrupting Marcel's rides with checkpoints and questioning. Then Marcel learns two big secrets, and he realizes there are worse things about the war than a canceled race. When he later discovers that his friend's entire family is in imminent danger, Marcel knows he can help-but it will involve taking a risky bicycle ride to pass along covert information. And when nothing ends up going according to plan, it's up to him to keep pedaling and think quickly...?ecause his friend, her family, and his own future hang in the balance.

Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2016

Professional reviews

"Narrator Mark Turetsky dives right into the world of Occupied France and the story of 12-year-old Marcel, who dreams of riding in the Tour de France as he pedals his own bike on errands of great daring. Turetsky is unassuming in that he lets the story unfold by itself; he brings subtle emphasis through pregnant pauses and intonation. Why have Marcel's baker parents been sending him on more frequent bread deliveries? What is the mystery around his new classmate, Delphine? Why are the Nazis coming into his school? What has taken his mother away from the bakery? Turetsky moves easily between the facts of the times and the suspense of Marcel's many forays on behalf of the French Resistance. His youthful voice underscores the bravery of this young Frenchman. A.R. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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