Lost Girls of Paris

Version: Unabridged
Author: Pam Jenoff
Narrator: Candace Thaxton
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Park Row Books
Published In: January 2019
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

Cosmopolitan best book club book of 2019
PopSugar must-read book of 2019
“Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
“Pam Jenoff’s meticulous research and gorgeous historical world-building lift her books to must-buy status. An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.
1946, Manhattan
One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.
Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

Reviews (20)

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Written by David G. on December 7th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I usually listen to books that are educational or non- novels... but as the first in decades this is a great start. Sometimes the minds needs muse a little while all along inspiring to more. You need something that speaks to You.

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Written by Yael M. on November 2nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was a disappointment for me. The topic was fascinating but the writing was bland and repetitive. I couldn’t stand hearing the main characters saying the same cliche things again and again. There also wasn’t enough depth to the reasons the main characters made the choices they did.

Written by Marcus V. on October 30th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

very good story. wonderful narration.

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Written by Susan Rollenhagen on October 29th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a story about the war I'd never heard, the women of the SOE, very interesting. Could have dove deeper into the characters, but overall good. Did not like the narrator for Grace at all, her voice itself was grating and she really tried too hard with the inflections and it just didn't work for me. A distracting reader will take away from the story and that's what she did. I did like the other narrators ok.

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Written by Candice S. on October 1st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really enjoyed this story, had it finished in two days. Would like to have seen the end developed better but very satisfied with the story as a whole. Narrators were on point!

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Written by Xilin B. on September 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really enjoyed the book! Great listening and wonderfully narrated!

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Written by Rachel H. on September 3rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

A easy to listen to novel although sometimes I felt it was read with an overley breathy quality. I do prefer my historical fiction with a little more detail and less spoon feeding.

Written by Sara A. on August 23rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed every second of this book. The storyline and the characters are amazing. I would love to see a movie version of this book. Eleanor

*****

Written by Shirley M. on July 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What I was able to listen to was great.

Written by Joan S. on June 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is an insult to the true heroic women women of the SOE. The minute she landed in France she became a ditz and betrayed her country for a man. Hello?!? Give a woman more credit !

Author Details

Author Details

Jenoff, Pam

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant's Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.