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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (438 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Olivia Manning Narrator: Harriet Walte Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bucharest has fallen, and Harriet and Guy Pringle have escaped to Athens in the nick of time to find several of their old acquaintances there already. But even Guy's eternal optimism fails him when he realises that his former employees feel no gratitude or loyalty to him. Guy and Harriet both come to realise that with Greece threatened by the Axis Powers, Athens is not the safe harbour they thought.

This is the third and final part of The Balkan Trilogy, which began with The Great Fortune and was followed by The Spoilt City.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by David Manns | 2/15/2014

    " I'm probably doing this a massive injustice but, after 100 pages it still had not gripped my attention. The pace is funereal, and the two central characters...well you keep asking why the hell they married each other, since they hardly knew each other and have little in common. I'm not going to persevere with it. Life's too short! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Iva | 2/12/2014

    " This 900 plus canvas of war is closely matched to the author's own experiences. Shifting from Bucharest to Athens with WW II as the driving force, and populated with the most colorful characters--mostly British ex-pats. Many can be described as slackers, hangers-on, lost souls, naive and idealistic but that is way too simplistic for the layers of plot and complexity this novel delivers. We meet young newlyweds Harriet and Guy; we follow them as the threat of war and disaster displaces them. A most absorbing novel with brilliant and compelling dialog and characters. It is actually 3 separate novels, but should be read together and in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz Nuttall | 2/7/2014

    " Atmospheric, great on character. Guy is so annoying you want to scream but seen through the eyes of Harriet, his young inexperienced but not naive wife we can enjoy him. Really good on build up to second world war in Eastern Europe. Tension and denial. Treatment of Jews. Arrogance. I will definitely read the second book in the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott Munden | 1/25/2014

    " I couldn't put it down. It's beautifully written, funny and moving. It's well worth reading. "

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