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"This book is riveting. Adventure, terror, horror, and excitement are all here; it is a feminist classic as well..." (Times Literary Supplement)
"An excellent historical introduction on the Resistance movement..." (Publishers Weekly)
This should be a very interesting subject but I found the book to be very disjointed and hard to follow. I have given up before the end!
The story of a very extraordinary, courageous young mother made ordinary in the telling. Very interesting but her natural modesty ruins the effect. It turns out to sound mundane whereas it could not possibly have been so.
The rendition is perfectly good but the whole package is a bit of a bore. I feel guilty in saying so.
Although I admire the author for her incredible bravery, I thought the book was a little unorganized. The author jumped from past to present, and included some very French references that I was not familiar with. All in all, it's an interesting book, just not an outstanding one.
I enjoyed learning about this period in Lucie Aubrac’s life. Stories like this are always so captivating because they are true! Like the story of Nancy Wake, I am immensely impressed with these women’s determination and courage. Would I be the same in their shoes? I hope so.
The audio qualify of this book was not great – it sounded tinny, the gaps between the chapters were sometime a beat too long making me wonder if the recording stopped, they even unsuccessfully tried to edit out the sound of a ringing phone!
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