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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gene Wilder Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN:
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The beloved actor and screenwriter's first novel, set during World War I, delicately and elegantly explores a most unusual romance. It's almost the end of the war, and Paul Peachy, a young railway employee and amateur actor in Milwaukee, realizes his marriage is one-sided. He enlists, and ships off to France. Peachy instantly realizes how out of his depth he is, and never more so than when he is captured. Risking everything, Peachy, who as a child of immigrants speaks German, makes the reckless decision to impersonate one of the enemy's most famous spies.

As the urbane and accomplished spy Harry Stroller, Peachy has access to a world he never knew existed - a world of sumptuous living, world-weary men, and available women. But when one of those women, Annie, a young, beautiful, and wary courtesan, turns out to be more than she seems, Peachy's life is transformed forever.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kelli | 4/27/2011

    " Loved this little book! What a great story. Its such a wonderful quick read, it has all the makings of a classic comedy/love story. Its fantastically smart and interesting and exactly what you'd think comedic genius Gene Wilder would write. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/19/2011

    " Gene Wilder writes like he acts. Poorly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 1/4/2011

    " Improbable. With a bad ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/19/2010

    " 11-19-2010
    Looking on a library shelf for an Oscar Wilde book...this was one of those serendipitous finds.

    Good. Spare language (and that, admiring, from a Faulkner-rather-than-Hemmingway aficianado). The simple language belies the visceral impact of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/6/2010

    " I finally found this book in the library. I love Gene Wilder's writing style and when I found out that he wrote fiction I was so excited to read it.
    I recommend Kiss Me Like a Stranger (his autobiography) to everyone. I just love him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 9/20/2010

    " It was a satisfying read for a short plane journey... just as a B movie sometimes hits the spot without the requirement of thought or great effort. There are cleaver moments that make the short novel worth a gander. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 7/29/2010

    " wasn't at all what I expected - it is about a man who leaves his wife and joins the army in 1918 and then what happens to him in Germany. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyce | 7/14/2010

    " "My French Whore" was witty and charming. When I read this, I could hear Gene Wilder as the main character Private Peachy. Wilder quickly jumps straight into the story giving background as he goes. This book is a quick read and highly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 6/3/2010

    " A wonderful light and amusing summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jbsfaculty | 5/30/2010

    " This was a fun little book, of an American in World War I who deserts to be captured by the Germans and then who impersonates an infamous German spy. Improbable, but fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 5/18/2010

    " ok....gene should just publish a book of short stories....but i do like how these small little books feel in my hands as i'm reading them....i like A Woman Who Wouldn't better than My French Whore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 5/16/2010

    " You can see this story being one of Gene's zany romantic comedies in a movie format when you read this book. I liked the intricate details that make the identity-switch possible for the main character. Gene thought of everything! Cute, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esteban | 4/5/2010

    " I read a book! In a day! Like Karen!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaimie | 3/24/2010

    " Good story, even if unbelievable. Main strength: Simply written. "

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About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.