Citadel by Kate Mosse audiobook

Citadel: A Novel

By Kate Mosse
Read by Finty Williams

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062298621

The Languedoc Trilogy: Book 3

26.96 Hours Unabridged
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France, 1942. While war blazes at the front lines of Europe, in the walled southern city of Carcassonne, nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women is engaged in an equally lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the French Resistance—code-named Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. Led by a daring eighteen-year-old, Sandrine Vidal, and her elder sister, Marianne, the women of Citadel work quickly to sabotage their German occupiers, safeguard their neighbors and smuggle refugees over the mountains into neutral territory. But that is only part of their mission. Their struggle will reveal an older, darker combat being fought in the shadows, one meant to protect an ancient secret that, if it fell into the wrong hands, could change the course of history. Combining rugged action with the haunting mystery of an ancient city, Citadel is a story of daring and courage, love and passion, as the women of Citadel dare the impossible to save their home-land . . . and the astonishing secrets buried in time are at long last revealed.

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Summary

France, 1942. While war blazes at the front lines of Europe, in the walled southern city of Carcassonne, nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women is engaged in an equally lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the French Resistance—code-named Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis.

Led by a daring eighteen-year-old, Sandrine Vidal, and her elder sister, Marianne, the women of Citadel work quickly to sabotage their German occupiers, safeguard their neighbors and smuggle refugees over the mountains into neutral territory. But that is only part of their mission. Their struggle will reveal an older, darker combat being fought in the shadows, one meant to protect an ancient secret that, if it fell into the wrong hands, could change the course of history.

Combining rugged action with the haunting mystery of an ancient city, Citadel is a story of daring and courage, love and passion, as the women of Citadel dare the impossible to save their home-land . . . and the astonishing secrets buried in time are at long last revealed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Packed with suspense and romance…A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story.” Times (London)
“A deeply satisfying literary adventure, brimming with all the romance, treachery, and cliff-hangers you would expect from the genre. It is also steeped in a passion for the region, its history and legends, and that magical shadow world where the two meet.” Observer (London)
“Strong female protagonists, a fascinating historical backdrop, a bittersweet romance, and the integration of mystical elements guarantee a large crossover audience for this thrilling genre-bender.” Booklist
“Very detailed and well researched, this dramatic finale is a compelling mix of romance and historical fiction that succeeds as an epic tale of mystery and adventure.” Library Journal
Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Da Vinci Code, with lashings of Nazis and belles mademoiselles.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Finty Williams provides a wild ride from Vichy (code name: Citadel), France, to ancient Carcassonne and the revelation of a heretical parchment that allows the bearer to bring forth an army of ghosts. Williams delivers Nazi goons, Resistance good guys, a fourth-century holy man, and some intrepid young French women with just the right amount of understated drama. Williams’s low-key performance allows Mosse’s crisp prose to shine in this well-researched historical thriller.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Kate Mosse

Author Bio: Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author of several novels with sales of more than five million copies in thirty-eight languages. Her fiction includes the novel Labyrinth, which became a New York Times bestseller, as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories. She is the co-founder and chair of the board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 26.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English