Free books The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Audio Download): Simon Mawer, Anna Bentinck, Whole Story Audiobooks: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Simon Mawer –

This is one of the most brilliantly written books I have read in a very long time Scrupulously researched to create atmosphere and authenticity Hard to remember this was a work of fiction given the subject matter and I was with the main character all the way to the very end. The wonderful new novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Glass Room is both a gripping adventure story and a moving meditation on patriotism, betrayal and the limits of love Marian Sutro is an outsider the daughter of a diplomat, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status and fluent French will be of service to a greater, dangerous cause Trained in sabotage, dead drops, how to perform under interrogation, and how to kill, Marian parachutes into southwest France with an urgent mission A story about a young girl who parachutes into France to help the resistance The first 80% of the book is about her training in the UK and the work of her brother and friend in splitting the atom A bit tedious in places The second 20% is about her work in France and is brilliantly told You really feel the fear in who she can trust and whether she is going to get caught Alas the end is frustrating went on want to know what happened to her.A good book in places Well written story that draws the reader into the experiences of a remarkable lady who is recruited into the SOE, during WW2.A story of courage and hope,betrayal and love, It is gripping and atmospheric You can almost feel the fear The ending that will make want to read the sequel. I thought this book was well written and did a great job of highlighting the terrifying work undertaken by the undercover agents during WWII We chose this book for book club and it s not normally a genre I would read but I will definitely be open minded now. It s an exciting story full of tension as the heroine experiences her first mission undercover as a secret agent in occupied France.Things spiral out of control and the story breaks off with the outcome she has be fearing all along. A realistic fictional account that interweaves with elements of truth Sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific but completely immersive Mariane Sutro is a character to believe in a woman with flaws that only serve to make her appealing And a woman who thankfully returns in the equally captivating novel Tightrope Simon Mawer has that special quality of being able to educate whilst entertain His writing is, in a positive way, as contradictory as the experiences of his prataganist spacious but at times claustrophobic as the reader lives with Marian in a world of espionage, fear and paranoia A triumph. How can any sensible person compare this trash written by Mr Mawer to books written by John le Carre The writing style of this author generates boredom and a total lack of intelligent research into events at that time.I manged to reach page 111 expecting something to happen and for suspense to kick in how very wrong I was before I finally gave up.The author s writing style annoys me and ensures that never again shall I attempt to read another of his novels I couldn t stop thinking whilst reading this trash that it reminded me of books written in the 70 s.NOT for intelligent readers