Outwitting the Gestapo

  • by Lucie Aubrac, Translated by Konrad Beiber, Betsy Wing
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What was it like to be a citizen fighting the Nazis? Lucie Aubrac, of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls' school and had just married Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II erupted and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. This is Lucie's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance; of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades - including her husband, under Nazi death sentence - from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon."


What the Critics Say

"This book is riveting. Adventure, terror, horror, and excitement are all here; it is a feminist classic as well..." (Times Literary Supplement)
"An excellent historical introduction on the Resistance movement..." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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The story of a very extraordinary, courageous young mother made ordinary in the telling. Very interesting but her natural modesty ruins the effect. It turns out to sound mundane whereas it could not possibly have been so.

The rendition is perfectly good but the whole package is a bit of a bore. I feel guilty in saying so.
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- John

Interesting Subject but Hard to Follow

This should be a very interesting subject but I found the book to be very disjointed and hard to follow. I have given up before the end!
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.