Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £16.99

Buy Now for £16.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Barely half of the Bomber Command's aircrews survive a full tour, but wireless operator Billy Angell has beaten the odds and completed his 30th - and final - mission. Now, Billy is due two-weeks leave, a posting to a training squadron and a six-month exemption from active duty. Except that MI5 need an airman to drop into Nazi-occupied France. 

MI5 are interested in Hélène Lafosse, a Frenchwoman keeping unusual company in her small family château in the depths of the Touraine. Hélène has begun an affair with a senior Abwehr intelligence officer, who, in return, has turned a blind eye to the succession of Jews, refugees, resistance fighters and downed Allied airmen to whom she offers shelter.

MI5 believe they can exploit this relationship and plant a false lead about the anticipated Allied invasion of northern France. It falls to Billy, playing a downed airman, to find Hélène, to win her confidence and to plant a lie that will make sense only to her German lover. But this time, Billy isn't flying at 20,000 feet, and he won't be able to escape the incendiary consequences of his actions.

©2017 Graham Hurley (P)2019 Head of Zeus

Critic reviews

“Hurley's capable and understated characterization makes his lead's story plausible and engaging.” (Publishers Weekly)  

 “A Cracking thriller.” (The Times)

What listeners say about Aurore

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good Story... but odd narration!

This is the second book in the series.... and to be honest, although the story is good, its odd in a few respects too! You find yourself in all I can describe as a "pink haze"... of an unrealistic story line. However... its definitely a good listen. The narration from Andrew Cullum will not be to everyone's taste as it comes over as very "school boyish". Worth a listen then? Yes.... not bad.