The Nightingale

  • von Kristin Hannah
  • Sprecher: Polly Stone
  • 17 Std. 26 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Audie Award, Fiction, 2016
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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A glimpse into the worse years France

This fiction throughout so many details made me realize what history books cannot teach, ie. the reality of everyday’s life throughout French nazi, anti-jew and collaborative years and how lucky we are not to have been part of it. We all further need to remember, so we make sure it never happens again.
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Sehr schöne, traurige Geschichte

Dieses Hörbuch hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Die Thematik - Widerstand gegen die Nazis im Zweiten Weltkrieg - ist alles andere als leichte Kost. Die Protagonistinnen werden realistisch dargestellt, was die Geschichte sehr glaubwürdig macht. Auch die Stimme der Sprecherin empfand ich als sehr angenehm. Unbedingte Leseempfehlung.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 03.02.2015
  • Verlag: Macmillan Audio