• The Girl Across the Wire Fence

  • Completely Unforgettable World War Two Historical Fiction Based on a True Story
  • By: Imogen Matthews
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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The Girl Across the Wire Fence

By: Imogen Matthews
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
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1944, Amersfoort Concentration Camp, Holland. Based on a true story, the unforgettable tale of two young lovers who risked everything to keep hope alive in the very depths of hell. 

The scrap of folded paper weighed heavy in Saskia’s pocket. The Nazi guards were patrolling the streets in ever-increasing numbers and every time she passed one on her bicycle she felt herself tense. The note she held told a story of unbelievable courage. The Nazis wanted the prisoners to give up hope inside the camp but Saskia was smuggling letters to them from their loved ones, giving them a reason to survive.   

But with every letter Saskia delivers she is put in even more danger. Though she and her boyfriend Frans are more careful than ever they know their lives are at risk.   

And one day when Saskia is caught, she is marched into the camp and forced to wear a yellow star.   

Everyone says it’s impossible to escape across the wire fence: there is no one left to ferry messages, and as the war progresses the Nazi guards inside the camp become even more dangerous. 

Together Saskia and Frans have given strangers something to believe in in the darkest of times. Now that Saskia is alone, will her love for Frans give her the hope she needs to survive? 

A gripping story of love, betrayal and courage. Listeners will never forget this heartbreakingly beautiful novel and the great sacrifices Saskia and Frans made to change the fate of the world.

©2021 Imogen Matthews (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Needs a different title. The girl on the other side is a side mention.

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Really good book

This book is about a different kind of concentration camp than the typical. It shows the same atrocities, but in a smaller, more personal setting and involves those living near the camp in a way I have never experienced. I do not want to spoil the ending so I won't say if it is happy or sad or both. I'll just say this was a five star perspective and leave it there. It has been one of my favorite books.

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Gripping story. Very moving.

Narrator was excellent. Story told with passion. Great author. Definitely want to read more of her books.

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