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Sleep in Peace Tonight

Narrated by: William Hope
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

It’s January 1941, and the Blitz is devastating England. As America maintains its isolationist position, Churchill knows that Britain is doomed without its powerful ally.

Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt’s most trusted adviser, is sent to London as his emissary and comes face to face with the prime minister himself and an attractive and determined young female driver who may not be what she seems.

©2015 James MacManus (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Readers will savour this breathtaking ride...a heady, heartbreaking romance" (Pam Jenoff, author of The Kommandant’s Girl)
"London of the Blitz comes vividly to life.... Compulsive reading." (Simon Mawer, author of The Girl who fell From the Sky)

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Churchill, Roosevelt and isolationist USA drama.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES. Wonderful realistic fast flowing politics and romance. Vivid realistic content portrayed by top notch narrator.

What other book might you compare Sleep in Peace Tonight to, and why?

To me this book stands on its own without compare. It covers much varied subject matter from most elements of early 1940s life & politics. It is several books under one cover: all of them extremely enjoyable.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There are so many incidents in so many places that it is difficult to choose one. I just enjoyed them all.

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

Somewhat sad in places: especially secret work in France and descriptions of blitz.

Any additional comments?

This is a well rounded story about a particular few important years in Anglo American history where personal lives are well melded with the big scene. Cannot recommend author / narrator too highly.

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Dire ,

To rate this mediocre would be generous , in fact it’s dire , whoever employed the narrator should be given the sack , anyone who has listened to Churchill’s speeches will know that he did not bellow and neither did he have a lisp, this narrator was taking away any merit this book might have had with his dreary tone .

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Towser T

This is a five star read, five star story and five star narration. Having read nearly all of the Bernie Gunther novels I wondered whether I would read the like again: this book is right up there and one of my all time favourite Audible examples. The plot is good, fast moving, authentic, atmospheric and the narrator is excellent. Anyone wanting to read a novel from the Nazi genre will not be disappointed. It builds up tension cleverly and is gripping from the start: no more needs to be said!