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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter FitzSimons Narrator: Stephanie Daniel Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis.

What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her 'the white mouse' for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away.

Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sophie | 2/20/2014

    " Interesting though poorly written biography of an Australian woman who fought with the French resistance in WWII. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 McKenna | 2/14/2014

    " This is a biography... its actually pretty good. I had to skim most of it for my project, but I felt so guilty doing it because I actually felt like I was jumping ahead in a book that has this huge climactic end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delene | 2/10/2014

    " I loved the story. What a tremendous woman! The story was like the author reading his notes he had made in interviews with her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/8/2014

    " Good enough that, even though I discovered that I didn't like Nancy all that much very early on, I couldn't help but keep reading. I admire her enormously, but I can't like her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annalise | 1/25/2014

    " All in all, a fascinating story. In parts I was a bit disappointed by the author's narrative, feeling he was trying a bit hard to put in Australian phrases/slang, and heavy-handedly emphasising themes or tying bits of the story together. But, that said, it's far too amazing of a story to really screw up, and it was an absorbing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Meech | 1/20/2014

    " Fantastic story about an incredible woman. I didn't particularly like the writing style, peppered with cliches and exclamation marks but still a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/19/2014

    " Amazing woman! So daring and intelligent! Wish I could of met her! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/14/2014

    " Nancy's story was amazing however I wasn't overly impressed with his writing style. I'd give it 3.5 stars and still encourage you to read it as she really is incredibly inspiring and everyone should know about her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 1/7/2014

    " I am close to the end of the audio version of this book and I have totally enjoyed it. It's a great choice for history or world War buffs. The bravery of men and women like Nancy Wake is truly inspiring and humbling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigid Primrose | 1/2/2014

    " An interesting read from the feminine side of the French resistance in the second world war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/2/2014

    " Fascinating person. Her life story is better than most fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RiverinaRegional Library | 12/19/2013

    " Members of Riverina Regional Library reserve your copy now "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissina Loader | 9/21/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was recommended to me and I'm pleased it was. What an amazing person Nancy Wake must have been and to know her in the context of war would have been incredible, especially if you were on the same side in war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 6/7/2013

    " A brilliant story ruined by bad story telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 5/19/2013

    " A great book for following World War II from a French, insider perspective. Nancy Wake is an extremely courageous Australian who took it upon herself to make a difference and fight the Nazis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/18/2013

    " great story but Fitzsimons has a VERY simplistic writing style and a horrible habit of using the same adjective twice in the same sentence - nit-picky I know.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nez | 12/8/2012

    " This is a bloody amazing read! I definitely recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon Hudson | 12/3/2012

    " Incredible woman with an incredible story, I'm now interested to check out her autobiography as well "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 8/18/2012

    " A fascinating insight into Australia's most famous female war hero. She has led an amazing life. Her bravery is satonishing. It's just a shame she went unrecognised by the Australian government for so long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 'Lana | 2/16/2012

    " Proud to be an Australian woman from Nancy's pioneering ways and her courage to stop the Germans. After reading this remarkable woman's tale, I cried buckets when she died last year in sorrow but also that it was old age that called this Lady. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/26/2011

    " The historical nut within liked this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maia | 10/25/2011

    " Loved this - great recounting of an amazing life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/18/2011

    " Nancy died today. She was a remarkable women. I was very fortunate to meet her once; how lucky am I! RIP Nancy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alayne | 3/27/2011

    " A good story but the author didn't give it justice... He is not a very good story teller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merrilyn | 3/15/2011

    " Fascinating story that was so badly written that I felt no connection with character or place. I can't believe that this so called author churns out so many books and sells! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 2/10/2011

    " True biography of Australian WW2 heroin, Nancy Wake (AKA the white mouse) inspirational read. Not terribly well written, but the story itself supersedes the faults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nova | 12/13/2010

    " Great true story of woman who led groups in the French Resistance in WW2. Well written; had plenty of humorous parts making for a light-hearted moment in the midst of tragedy and suffering at the hands of the Nazis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nova | 11/7/2010

    " Great true story of woman who led groups in the French Resistance in WW2. Well written; had plenty of humorous parts making for a light-hearted moment in the midst of tragedy and suffering at the hands of the Nazis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/11/2010

    " I loved this nonfiction book about Nancy, an Australian, who was a resistence leader in France during WWII. She was truly a remarkable woman. The writing was not that great, but the story was fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/17/2010

    " Good enough that, even though I discovered that I didn't like Nancy all that much very early on, I couldn't help but keep reading. I admire her enormously, but I can't like her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 6/14/2009

    " A fascinating insight into Australia's most famous female war hero. She has led an amazing life. Her bravery is satonishing. It's just a shame she went unrecognised by the Australian government for so long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigid | 2/15/2009

    " An interesting read from the feminine side of the French resistance in the second world war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 10/16/2007

    " A brilliant story ruined by bad story telling. "

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