The Best of Our Spies

CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: DD21212
Released: Sep 08, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494516703
Narrator/s: John Lee
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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France, July 1944: a month after the Allied landings in Normandy and the liberation of Europe is under way. 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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Author(s): Alex Gerlis
Narrator(s): John Lee
Product Number Z100100568
Released: Sep 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494596705

Professional reviews

"John Lee's superb narration of this compelling, fact-based WWII espionage story perfectly illustrates why he's a Golden Voice narrator. British Royal Navy Lieutenant Owen Quinn's expertise with maps is valuable as the Allies feed disinformation to the Germans regarding the location of an important military landing. Lee's portrayal of the talented yet modest Quinn is flawless, and when he falls in love with French secret agent Nathalie Mercier, he precisely captures her cool detachment and mystery. As the story moves between England and France, Lee's many accents add authenticity. He conveys the the shifting emotions of all the characters--including the spies--to create a realistic wartime atmosphere that carries listeners along. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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