The Briar Club Audiobook, by Kate Quinn Play Audiobook Sample

The Briar Club Audiobook

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Read By: Saskia Maarleveld Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2024 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780063244771

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Longest Chapter Length:

72:52 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

25:48 minutes

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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye and The Rose Code returns with a haunting and powerful story of female friendships and secrets in a Washington, DC, boardinghouse during the McCarthy era.

Includes a bonus conversation with Kate Quinn, Saskia Maarleveld, and Tessa Woodward, editor of The Briar Club.

Washington, DC, 1950. Everyone keeps to themselves at Briarwood House, a down-at-the-heels all-female boardinghouse in the heart of the nation’s capital where secrets hide behind white picket fences. But when the lovely, mysterious widow Grace March moves into the attic room, she draws her oddball collection of neighbors into unlikely friendship.

That includes poised English beauty Fliss, whose façade of perfect wife and mother covers gaping inner wounds; policeman’s daughter Nora, who finds herself entangled with a shadowy gangster; frustrated baseball star Beatrice, whose career has come to an end along with the women’s baseball league of WWII; and poisonous, gung-ho Arlene, who has thrown herself into McCarthy’s Red Scare.

Grace’s weekly attic-room dinner parties and window-brewed sun tea become a healing balm on all their lives, but she hides a terrible secret of her own. When a shocking act of violence tears the house apart, the Briar Club women must decide once and for all: who is the true enemy in their midst?

Capturing the paranoia of the McCarthy era and evoking the changing roles for women in postwar America, The Briar Club is an intimate and thrilling novel of secrets and loyalty put to the test.

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“Not only presents a thrilling mystery but also, and perhaps more importantly, a cast of characters readers will adore.”

— Elle 


  • “A sharply drawn, gripping novel.”

    — People


  • A New York Times bestseller

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About Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the twentieth century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, The Rose Code, The Diamond Eye, and The Briar Club. All have been translated into multiple languages. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice.

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.