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The Betrayal

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Could you kill someone? Someone you love?

Paris, 1938. This is the story of twin sisters divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating, and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite, and they both have something to prove and something to hide.

Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage...and betrayal.

©2017 Kate Furnivall (P)2017 Simon & Schuster UK

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  • Emily G
  • 31-01-2018

Sad for this one to end.

It has been a long time since I've finished reading or listening to a book and felt deeply sad - not because the story was sad, but because it was over. Imogen Church does a masterful job, per usual, even making twins sound distinctive.

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  • Daniela Laws
  • 28-03-2019

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE!

This was truly one of the BEST books I have ever listened to - I couldn't stop, couldn't wait to hear what would happen next! Imogene Church was fantastic! I can't give enough praise for this book, I highly recommend!

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  • andrea l
  • 01-12-2018

Waiting for her next audible book to come out!!!

Loved loved loved both The Betrayal and The Survivors - and am looking forward to her next audible release. These two books were the the best of two literary worlds - WW2 Historical Fiction and Mystery/Thriller. Imogen Church also does an incredible job of narrating.

Please keep 'em coming Kate Furnivall and Imogen Church!!!!

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  • Melisa U.
  • 18-09-2018

Great Story

Overall great story, got a little lost now and then in the historical details but picked right back up. Great story of love between siblings. All the good and the bad.

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  • Connie T.
  • 28-07-2019

Had to increase speed

A good book, but the narration is slow with lengthy pauses. I was about ready to abandon listening but then tried it at 1.25 speed. It made a huge difference for the good.

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  • Brandon McLaughlin
  • 12-07-2019

Wonderful!!

I loved it. You will think you've got it figured out, trust me you dont.

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  • Karen
  • 10-04-2019

Loved this book

Did not want it to end and would love for there to be a continuation of the life of them all going forward after leaving France

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  • D. Doughty
  • 19-02-2019

Spellbinding!

I couldn't stop listening. Loved all the twists and turns. I was sorry when I came to the end.

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  • Cathey Johnson
  • 14-04-2019

Disappointment

Filled with graphic sex--I quit listening to it because of this. The narrator is too dramatic. Did not like it!

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  • Amy
  • 03-09-2019

Wonderful story and performance

This book was a departure from my typical thriller/,mystery novels. At first, I wasn't sure if I could keep up with the characters' French and German names pronounced with respective French and German accents. But, when my ear adjusted to them, it became second nature. I think Imogen Church did a great job of narrating a story that required enormous insight into each character, and she gave each of them his/her own distinct voice and emotional pitch. Her performance added to the enjoyment of the book for me.

The story was engrossing and tightly woven. Meticulous historical features made it all the more genuine and believable. If necessary, my suggestion is: rewind and go back for a second listen to any part missed or not understood. Sometimes I would get distracted and miss a vital conversation or description that would later fall into place. There is so much intrigue and intricacy that the listener must stay focused. This only made it more rewarding to get to the end and say, "Ahhh, now I see..." and, "Darn, I'm sad to see it end..." I'll be looking for another Kate Furnivall book in the near future.

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  • Quickreader
  • 03-05-2018

Fantastic read

Loved this from beginning to end. The twists and turns of the plot keep you gripped. I am a big fan of Kate Furnivall but this is the best one so far.
The narrator is really good the french and german accents are brilliant.
The plot is very clever, thrilling and full of surprises. The characters are believable and the attention to detail and research that must have involved is fantastic.
I cant recommend this enough you wont be disappointed.

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  • Vicky
  • 10-04-2018

great

loved it. worked out most but still a few shocks at the end. excellent listen

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  • Ellen
  • 26-10-2018

Wartime Chick lit

This is a easy listening book, personally the narration grated, I have listed to other Imogen Church readings and enjoyed them however this time I found she was OTT. she tried too hard and her male voices did not enhance already weakly written characters. The betrayal focuses on twin sisters Romy and Florence and it is the interplay between these two strong characters which carry the story. There are twists and turns and of course a big betrayal along with a few small and bitter ones. There are a fair few historical inaccuracies which have been given artistic licence in order to make the plot work.

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  • MrsO’D
  • 09-05-2019

Pleasant listen if you can bear the far fetched plot

An interesting time & place in history seen through the lens of a convoluted & far fetched plot.