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The Librarian Spy

By: Madeline Martin
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London comes a moving new novel inspired by the true history of America's library spies of World War II.

Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the US military has brought her to Lisbon with a new mission: posing as a librarian while working undercover as a spy gathering intelligence.

Meanwhile, in occupied France, Elaine has begun an apprenticeship at a printing press run by members of the Resistance. It's a job usually reserved for men, but in the war, those rules have been forgotten. Yet she knows that the Nazis are searching for the press and its printer in order to silence them.

As the battle in Europe rages, Ava and Elaine find themselves connecting through coded messages and discovering hope in the face of war.

©2022 Madeline Martin (P)2022 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Well done

This is a well crafted blend of facts from the tragic history of WWll and fiction. Very intense without excessive detail of the gruesome violence. Excellent narration.

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Perfection

This story had me changing plans to keep listening. Beautifully written and perfectly performed. Well Done!

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incredible story

I abhor romance novels, and was amazed, after reading Madeline Martin's book, "The Last Bookshop in London", that she writes romance novels! I have eagerly awaited reading "The Librarian Spy", and found it even better than "Bookshop". As a lover of historical fiction and WWII in general, I was delighted to find this new novel gripping and compelling. I highly recommend it.

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Heart wrenching but beautiful

I enjoyed this historical fiction novel of World War II because of the beauty of the people who fought to survive and those who fought bravely to protect the innocent. Ms. Martin does a beautiful job in the writing of this book. I appreciate her diligent research, and providing her readers with a unique perspective of brave women during this horrific period of history.

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Engaging story well-told

Good historical fiction. Saskia Marveled is one of the best narrators. I learned about Lyons bring the center of the Resistance.

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good WWII story with a twist

Different view of people trying to escape the fickle neighbors and evil surrounding the Nazis. Those who used the presses and words to assist with the few who made it to safely were an underreported about group. Spies in Portugal mixed in with the floods of various nationalities flocking there in that chaotic time.
A very unique and interesting read that sticks with the reader and would be great for discussion group follow up.

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Excellent !

With deep research, the author has presented a riveting story with sorrow but triumph ! Narration was excellent.

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Feel like I’ve already read this

You may enjoy this if you haven’t read all the Woman Spy during War novels that have deluged the market over the past decade. I’m just tired of this genre.

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Excellent war story set in Lisbon, Portugal
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Good story, disturbing narration.

The book was good, but the narrator had a way of speaking in undertones, as if telling secrets. This continued throughout the book, creating tension, even during happier sections.
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gripping war time story

Really loved this gripping story on an aspect of war that I hadn't read about before. The language is rich and the story written in a beautiful way. Highly recommend.