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The Liberation

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

The Liberation is set in Italy in 1945 as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy's population fights to survive.

Caterina Lombardi is desperate - her father is dead, her mother has disappeared, and her brother is being drawn toward danger. One morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, Caterina is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her own life and in doing so forges a future in which she must clear her father's name. An Allied Army officer accuses him of treason, and Caterina discovers a plot against her family. Who can she trust, and who is the real enemy now? And will the secrets of the past be her downfall?

This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss, and the long shadow of war.

©2016 Kate Furnivall (P)2017 Simon & Schuster

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excellent Read

I only selected this book to listen to by chance and I can honestly say it is an excellently written book. the Narrator really brings this book to life, you can imagine you are there, in Sorrento, Naples, Capri. I will select more by this author.

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Italia

This book is filled with descriptions that fill your senses, giving you a taste of an Italy torn apart by fascism, war and its aftermath. Intertwined through a tale of greed and corruption is a love story that carries the listener along, impatient to hear what happens next, yet not wanting the story the end. With excellent narration by Imogen Church, I cannot recommend highly enough

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AMAZING!!

What a wonderful wonderful book! The narrator was absolutely fantastic, every accent was portrayed to perfection. I didn't want it to end! BRAVO!! 👍

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Couldn't stop listening

A great performance great story with lots of twists and turns. Very enjoyable. Made me want to go to Italy again.

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I've looked at Sorrento as a holiday destination

The descriptions of the areas were wonderful the story managed to capture post war struggles and be predictable sweet with a twist.

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Just about worth persevering with the irritating narration.

A great adventure story full of larger than life characters and action. The narration style takes a lot of getting used to! The narrator’s voice sounds on the edge of tears most of the time which is irritating until you get used to it.

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Slow

Very slow moving. I kept wanting something to happen. Can't say I enjoyed it much and was willing it to end. It just didn't grip me.

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Gave up

Story sounds ok but didn’t like narrators attempt at Italian scent. Distracting and gave up a couple of hours into story.

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Not a bad story but not a fabulous one either.

This started of an okay tale although I did struggle with the 'forced' accents. I gave up 3/4 of the way through but I have just finished it at last.

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Boring

Didn’t get this book , gave up after 2hours, as it wasn’t going anywhere and I found the narrator irritating