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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Mosse Narrator: Finty Williams Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Languedoc Trilogy Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9780062308962
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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 homeland—and the astonishing secrets buried in time are at long last revealed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


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About the Author
Author Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is the New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth and Sepulchre, as well as the cofounder and honorary director of the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in England and France.

About the Narrator

Finty Williams has worked extensively in theater, television, film, and audio. She has narrated books by Jean Ure, Liz Kessler, and others, including Virginia Woolf’s The Years, which was a finalist for the 2007 Audie Award for best classics narration. She won the 2015 Audie Award for best paranormal fiction narration and has received multiple Earphones Awards. Her stage credits include The Secret Life of Charlie Chaplin, Northanger Abbey, and The Misanthrope, while on television she has been seen in Born and Bred, Tales from the Crypt, and The Torch. Her films include Gosford Park, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mrs. Brown.