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Sep 25, 2018

“Kate Atkinson has no match for atmosphere,” says narrator Fenella Woolgar, and we wholeheartedly agree. Eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong has been recruited by MI5 to transcribe recordings of fascist sympathizers — they don’t know it, but they are telling their traitorous secrets to an MI5 agent, not to the Gestapo. Things get more complicated when Juliet is asked to take on a fake identity herself to infiltrate the “Fifth Column” of London society. Woolgar enlivens the broad cast of characters, and her interpretations of Juliet’s wry asides are spot on. Listen and enjoy historical fiction from a master writer and narrator. Published by Hachette Audio. 

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On today’s episode are Jo Reed and AudioFile Magazine assistant editor Emily Connelly.