Sophie and the Sibyl

  • by Patricia Duncker
  • Narrated by Helen Johns
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in Germany. When Max's gambling gets out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to pay court to a celebrity author, Sibyl, also known as George Eliot.
Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: for his brother to consider Sophie von Hahn as a potential wife. Both women have Max in thrall. Out of his depth, Max finds himself precariously balanced between Sophie and the Sibyl.


What the Critics Say

"Sophie and the Sibyl is wonderful; I was transfixed. It's not just the fiendishly clever blending of real-life and fiction, I was completely gripped all the way through." (Kathryn Hughes)


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Customer Reviews

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One for those with literary interests

I enjoyed this quirky love story very much. There is a very intrusive narrator, who loves to break into the plot to discuss19th century contemporary issues and cultural phenonemons (for example, a description of an early performance of "The Flying Dutchman"). The author also lets her heroine (George Elliot) digress into discussions on ancient and modern philosophy etc. Sounds weird I know, but I enjoyed it!
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- Christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks