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Outwitting the Gestapo Audiobook

Outwitting the Gestapo

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Publisher's Summary

What was it like to be a citizen fighting the Nazis? Lucie Aubrac, of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls' school and had just married Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II erupted and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. This is Lucie's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance; of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades - including her husband, under Nazi death sentence - from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon."

(P)1996 by Blackstone Audio Books; ©1993 by The University of Nebraska Press; Published by Arrangement with The University of Nebraska Press, All Rights Reserved.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    John Barnsley, S Yorks, United Kingdom 14/08/2006
    John Barnsley, S Yorks, United Kingdom 14/08/2006 Member Since 2006
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    "Mundane"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom 15/08/2006
    William East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom 15/08/2006
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    "Interesting Subject but Hard to Follow"

    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!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Laurie
    Florence, KY, United States
    09/12/07
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    "mixed review"

    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.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Brett Smithey
    San Diego
    04/05/17
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    "Wrong Accent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Outwitting the Gestapo to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, but I would probably have preferred the print over the audio because of the strong British accent of the reader. It should have been read with a French accent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was amazing that she was able to pull it off without getting caught.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Nadia May?

    Only if it were a British story. Her accent was all wrong for this story. It would have been much better read by someone with a French accent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The accent was distracting from the story. I had to keep telling myself to listen to the story not the accent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simone
    St-Laurent, Montreal
    12/01/15
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    "Impressive"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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