Restless

A Novel

William Boyd, read by Rosemund Pike

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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.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from William Boyd's novel Restless, narrated by actress Rosemund Pike. "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.

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“There’s hardly a writer around whose work offers more pleasure and satisfaction.” Washington Post

“A champion storyteller. His prose style is intelligent, vigorous and pleasant.”      New York Times Book Review

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William Boyd, read by Rosemund Pike

William Boyd is the author of eight novels, including A Good Man in Africa and Any Human Heart, three collections of short stories, and twelve screenplays that have been filmed. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. He lives with his wife in London and southwest France.

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A Novel
William Boyd, read by Rosemund Pike

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Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2006
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200228
ISBN10: 142720022X
Audio Run Time: 10:00
$19.99

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Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2006
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200204
ISBN10: 1427200203
Audio Run Time: 6:00
$14.99
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