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The Nightingale - A Novel

Kristin Hannah

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive. Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others. With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive. Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others. With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.
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In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive. Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others. With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Polly Stone

Length:

17h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

30:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

30:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

32:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

28:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:12