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The Secrets We Kept

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.

A banned masterpiece.

1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it.

But in the rest of the world it’s fast becoming a sensation.

Two female spies.

The CIA plans to use the book to tip the Cold War in its favour.

Their agents are not the usual spies, however. Two typists - the charming, experienced Sally and the talented novice Irina - are charged with the mission of a lifetime: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia by any means necessary.

A book that changed history.

It will not be easy. There are people willing to die for this book - and agents willing to kill for it. But they cannot fail - as this book has the power to change history.

Sold in 25 countries and poised to become a global literary sensation, Lara Prescott's dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA's typing pool and the fate of Boris Pasternak's banned masterpiece is the most hotly anticipated debut of the year.

©2019 Lara Prescott (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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So good, such a good listen.

About the story of Zhivago that so many of us know, but is it true? A rare very good listen that is enhanced by different voices playing the various characters. Just loved it.