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Publisher's Summary

"An extraordinary profile of immense courage and daring." (Chanel Cleeton, New York Times best-selling author of Before We Left Cuba)

"If you only read one WWII book this year, make it this one." (Natasha Lester, New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Orphans)

In the depths of war, she would defy the odds to help liberate a nation...a gripping historical novel based on the remarkable true story of World War II heroine Virginia Hall, from the best-selling author of Hemingway's Girl 

France, March 1944. Virginia Hall wasn't like the other young society women back home in Baltimore - she never wanted the debutante ball or silk gloves. Instead, she traded a safe life for adventure in Europe, and when her beloved second home is thrust into the dark days of war, she leaps in headfirst.

Once she's recruited as an Allied spy, subverting the Nazis becomes her calling. But even the most cunning agent can be bested, and in wartime trusting the wrong person can prove fatal. Virginia is haunted every day by the betrayal that ravaged her first operation, and will do everything in her power to avenge the brave people she lost.

While her future is anything but certain, this time more than ever Virginia knows that failure is not an option. Especially when she discovers what - and whom - she's truly protecting.

©2021 Erika Robuck (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

One of Parade's "Best Winter 2021 Book Releases"!

"Robuck delivers an edge-of-the-seat WWII spy story based on the life of OSS agent Virginia Hall. Skillfully weaving events from the agent’s past with the tension-filled days and nights of 1944, Robuck creates an indelible portrait of an unforgettable hero." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)  

"A alpha female heroine, along with an engaging plot loaded with realism, makes for a captivating historical thriller. Even better, it's all drawn from the life of a real American hero." (Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Warsaw Protocol

"In this captivating, page-turning read, the talented Erika Robuck plunges her readers deep into the little-known, critical espionage undertaken by the brilliant and brave spy Virginia Hall during World War II. The Invisible Woman shines a light on this courageous historical woman, whose pioneering work as an agent deserves recognition." (Marie Benedict, New York Times best-selling author of The Only Woman in the Room

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Very well portrayed

This well-written book based on the remarkable life of an American spy in France during WW2 is so ably read and conveyed through the narrator’s great skill with languages, voices, accents, and tone. It was easy to imagine life during this dark era in history.

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A book that holds one's attention.

The narrator brings Virginia to life. Virginia has had a tough life and she's strict but after listening to a number of books in this genre, this spy has earned my respect. She's consistent and tough. I realize that one may get lost in the different characters of a book with a good narrator but this is a deep story that is exciting and frightening and I personally can't imagine a human being able to handle the things this spy can handle. I take sides in this story fore and against the different characters.

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Narrator chirped like a twenty-something

Virginia Hall is almost 40, yet the narrator sounded twenty-something. Her chirpy voice never held the serious tone matching the dire realities of the French resistance. The author should be more careful who narrates her material.

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Fascinating

This woman is absolutely fascinating, I'm very pleased I found this book. If you too are interested in learning more regarding WWII, this is a must; so many heros and heroines we've never heard of, Virginia being amongst the top.

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Beautifully Written

Fabulous detail, perfect narration, a thought provoking story of unsung heroes and their surprisingly valiant leader. Loved it.

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Great Historical Fiction- Reminiscent of The Nightingale

I love reading about strong, brave women of WW2. This story was suspenseful, heart warming, and heartbreaking. At times there was even humor. I am in awe of the bravery of the people who fought and survived.

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Amazing novel!

The Invisible Woman
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The incredible story about courage and how far a lady with a disability can go as she is recruited as an Allied spy. France, 1944 Virginia Hall is that woman who defies all odds with grit, determination and proven skills to operate under the toughest conditions.
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If you love Historical fiction I highly recommend this book. I love all the facts, discussions and extra details about her network in which the author details at the end of the book. One of the best Historical Fictions of 2021.
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Great Listen

Great book, I have become fascinated with stories of WW2 both non-fiction and fiction, this book mixes the 2 holding and releasing your imagination of what may have been possible.

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Great story

I love historical fiction. I love female heroines. Great story about Virginia Hall.
Narration was beautifully done as well.

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Amazing story telling

This book was told in a way that it captures your attention and it’s hard to put down. Both the way the other writes and the way the voice actress tells the story is beautiful. I highly recommend this book and this voice actress!

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Very interesting! A must have!

Love this book, very important history for women and everybody, I learned a lot

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  • 11-09-21

Thoroughly immersive

This is an inspirational tale of courage in the face of adversity. At times I felt that I was in the room with the characters. This was due in no small part to the excellent narrator, who managed to pull off such a thoroughly believable variety of accents without falling victim to caricatures. Her timing and delivery did nothing short of heighten the impact of the author’s words.
The excellent descriptions of villages in war torn Europe and feelings of constant unease of someone walking an extremely tight line between life and death, torn between love and duty, was truly immersive.
I couldn’t listen to it on public transport because, even with headphones on, my fellow passengers would hear me spontaneously whoop for joy at every victory, sigh in disbelief at each tragedy (of which, dear reader, there are many), or laugh on the rare occasion it was called for.
The only criticism is that at times I forgot which village I was supposed to be in. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and would highly recommend it.