Citadel : Languedoc Trilogy

  • by Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by Finty Williams
  • Series: Languedoc Trilogy
  • 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for: Popular Fiction Book of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012
From the No.1 internationally bestselling author comes the third heart-stopping adventure exploring the incredible history, legends and hidden secrets of Carcassonne and the Languedoc. Set during World War II in the far south of France, Citadel is a powerful, action-packed mystery that reveals the secrets of the resistance under Nazi occupation. While war blazed in the trenches at the front, back at home a different battle is waged, full of clandestine bravery, treachery and secrets.
And as a cell of Maquis resistance fighters, codenamed Citadel, fight for everything they hold dear, their struggle will reveal an older, darker combat being fought in the shadows. Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, Citadel is a story of daring and courage, of lives risked for beliefs and of astonishing secrets buried in time.
Read by Finty Williams. Finty Williams is a successful stage and screen actress. Her theatre credits include Luise Miller at The Donmar, Twelfth Night at The National, Bedlam at Shakespeare's Globe, and Bedroom Farce at Rose Theatre & Duke of York's and Tons of Money at Theatre Royal Windsor. Television work includes Cranford and Born and Bred and film features include The Good Night, Ladies In Lavender and Gosford Park. Finty regularly performs on radio and has read numerous audio books. She also provided the voice of Angelina in the hit children's television and audio book series Angelina Ballerina.


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This book is simply superb, and any fans of Ms Mosse will not be disappointed.

It sticks to the usual formula of two stories, separated by hundreds of years, which come to mesh together. The main story is based in the French Free Zone durning the middle and latter years of WWII. It may be the same formula, but it is by no means a regurgitation of the same stories of the author's previous novels.

The only caveat I would add is that this book does presuppose that the reader has read "Labyrinth"; I can imagine that anyone reading "Citadel" as a stand-alone book, not having read any of the author's previous books based in the Languedoc , could find themselves rather confused in places.
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- Michelle

I am working at rather than enjoying this

I have really enjoyed the author's previous works so am giving it a lot of leeway. The narrator makes much of the language of the book but makes no distinction between one character and another until far too late in the book. I am perservering with this book rather than being swept along by it.
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- MarieLouise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2012
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited