Her name is Sarah. She's blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. And her act of resistance is about to change the world. After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's part of the secret resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah to hide in plain sight at a school for the daughters of top Nazi brass, posing as one of them. If she can befriend the daughter of a key scientist and get invited to her house, she might be able to steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. Nothing could prepare Sarah for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she'd ever imagined. But anyone who underestimates this innocent-seeming girl does so at their peril. She may look sweet, but she's the Nazis' worst nightmare.
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“Celebrated narrator Saskia Maarleveld offers an exceptional narration of this thrilling WWII drama. Portraying a full cast of characters, including a Jewish orphan, a U.S. spy, and the German students of an elite boarding school, Maarleveld seamlessly incorporates a wide range of European and American accents. Fifteen-year-old Sarah is portrayed with a strong and confident tone that Maarleveld effortlessly changes according to the heroine’s many roles as an actress and spy. Listeners will notice the maturity that steadily grows in Sarah’s voice as she transforms from a sullen teen who feels rejected to a resourceful undercover operative. Winner of the AudioFIle Earphones Award.”
About Matt Killeen
Matt Killeen was born in Birmingham, in the UK, back in the war-mad seventies—a hometown largely demolished and rebuilt in his lengthy absence. People tend to dismiss what comes more easily to them as unworthy, so it took him far too long to realize he was a writer. He worked as an advertising copywriter and largely ignored music and sports journalist in the naughts, before fulfilling a childhood dream to join the Lego Group in 2010. He left after eight years, and an unconscionable amount of money spent in the staff store, to become a full-time author. A lover of costume parties, he is an avid gamer, soccer fan, toddler wrangler, and warrior for truth and social justice. Although a devout urbanite, he has somehow ended up surrounded by fields in a house full of Lego bricks and musical instruments with his two diversely aged children, Nuyorican soul mate, and neurotic, fluffy dog. Orphan Monster Spy was his debut novel, and he has still not learned to touch-type.
About Saskia Maarleveld
Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.