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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,627 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sebastien Japrisot Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A runaway best seller in France and winner of the 1991 Prix Interallie, Sebastien Japrisot's novel about World War I was acclaimed as a latter-day War and Peace by The New York Times.

Set during and after the First World War, A Very Long Engagement is the tale of a young woman's search for her fiance who she believes might still be alive despite having officially been reported as killed in the line of duty. Unable to walk since childhood, fearless Mathilde Donnay is undeterred in her quest as she scours the country for information about five wounded French soldiers who were brutally abandoned by their own troops.

A Very Long Engagement is a mystery, a love story, and an extraordinary portrait of life in France before and after the War. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/20/2014

    " I think it's pretty difficult for a modern author to write a period novel with a voice that sounds authentic. I thought Japrisot did a great job of that, while also weaving an interesting story with well-developed characters. Additionally, he really brought out the horrors of war as well - not just the agony of battle, but also the anguish of soldiers' families. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Van De Walle | 1/29/2014

    " I promise this book gets less confusing and more engrossing if you just stick with it. I love it. Loved it, loved it, loved it. And the movie (which I can't say very often). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elena | 1/23/2014

    " Haunting, sad, wonderful. Matilde is one of the best female characters I've ever read -- fierce, stubborn, real. Wow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marjie | 1/20/2014

    " This was a wonderful story, but a bit hard to keep the characters straight. The writing style reminded me a bit of Elegance of the Hedgehog...perhaps it's how it was translated from French? "

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