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The Lines We Leave Behind

Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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England, 1947: A young woman finds herself under close observation in an insane asylum, charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing. As she tries to make sense of her recent past, she recalls very little.

But she still remembers wartime in Yugoslavia. There she and her lover risked everything to carry out dangerous work resisting the Germans - a heroic campaign in which many brave comrades were lost. After that, the trail disappears into confusion. How did she come to be trapped in a living nightmare?

As she struggles to piece together the missing years of her life, she will have to confront the harrowing experiences of her special-operations work and peacetime marriage. Only then can she hope to regain the vital memories that will uncover the truth: is she really a violent criminal…or was she betrayed?

©2018 Eliza Graham, all rights reserved. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Great story but let down by reader

I really enjoyed this book despite a pretty subpar narration. Perhaps the woodenness of the reader was meant to mirror the persona of the main character? This approach, if that was what was intended, just didn’t work for me. Nevertheless, it’s a cracking story, full of intriguing details and observations and you can’t help being on Maude/Amber’s side. It’s one of an emerging number of great books about female operatives acting behind the lines.

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Great Read, well read and performed

Loved it! It completely captured my imagination. I found it very thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • LoRe Bolling
  • 24-03-2019

Excellent

Loved it! This poor woman who works so hard to always do the right thing is theater at every turn. This is a gripping story of obvious sanity and compassion labeled as insanity.

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  • Warmsunsets
  • 14-05-2019

Good Book

I enjoyed this book. It was different. It was so well narra by the reader.

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  • Sally Sue
  • 01-02-2020

Interesting peak into a sad part of history

It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did the story was captivating and interesting. I know little about Yugoslavia area and found myself doing more reading into the history of what happened there during WWII. By the end, your heart aches for the main character and all she went through. Glad to get a peak into things that went on during that time.

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  • Lulu Dall
  • 06-11-2019

Loved tbis book

I was a little unsure of the narrator when I first pressed play. This was my first audio book. However, within just a few minutes my hesitation was gone and I was hooked. Great storyline. It was refreshing to read a historical fiction book set in WWII that focused on other countries besides America and Germany. You don't find many books that do that, at least I haven't. I can tell this is one book I will listen to again!

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  • Dodi
  • 29-01-2019

great

lots of twists and turns from start to finish. Great storyline and very well read

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  • Avocet
  • 06-11-2018

Not as good as some of her other books

I am a big fan of Eliza Graham and have read most of her other books - she is normally wonderful with characterisation and plot but this book is not nearly as good as her others. There were long sections without much happening - the part set in Yugoslavia should have been longer and have more action and suspense and the other parts should have been shorter.

I thought Robert was creepy and manipulative right from the start and I couldn't understand why Maud fell for him. She and Naomi were two highly trained agents so why did they act like impulsive schoolgirls as soon as they arrived on their mission?

Why did the narrator not know how to pronounce common words? Surely she should know that Croat is pronounced Cro-at not Crote! She got dovecote wrong as well - it should be pronounced duv kuht not dovecote.