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Restless - A Novel

William Boyd

"I am Eva Delectorskaya," Sally Gilmartin announces, and so on a warm summer afternoon in 1976 her daughter, Ruth, learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie. Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesque Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy, a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses, a woman taught to lie and deceive, and above all, to never trust anyone. Three decades later the secrets of Sally's past still haunt her. Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story. Ruth, meanwhile, is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol. She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past-the mysterious death of Eva's beloved brother, her work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war, her dangerous romantic entanglement. Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service, and she needs Ruth's help. Restless is a brilliant espionage audiobook and a vivid portrait of the life of a female spy. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo-American history, this is listening at its finest.

"I am Eva Delectorskaya," Sally Gilmartin announces, and so on a warm summer afternoon in 1976 her daughter, Ruth, learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie. Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesque Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy, a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses, a woman taught to lie and deceive, and above all, to never trust anyone. Three decades later the secrets of Sally's past still haunt her. Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story. Ruth, meanwhile, is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol. She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past-the mysterious death of Eva's beloved brother, her work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war, her dangerous romantic entanglement. Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service, and she needs Ruth's help. Restless is a brilliant espionage audiobook and a vivid portrait of the life of a female spy. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo-American history, this is listening at its finest.
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"I am Eva Delectorskaya," Sally Gilmartin announces, and so on a warm summer afternoon in 1976 her daughter, Ruth, learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie. Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesque Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy, a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses, a woman taught to lie and deceive, and above all, to never trust anyone. Three decades later the secrets of Sally's past still haunt her. Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story. Ruth, meanwhile, is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol. She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past-the mysterious death of Eva's beloved brother, her work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war, her dangerous romantic entanglement. Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service, and she needs Ruth's help. Restless is a brilliant espionage audiobook and a vivid portrait of the life of a female spy. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo-American history, this is listening at its finest.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosamund Pike

Length:

6h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:03


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:12