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A COVERT AFFAIR Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

by | Read by Jan Maxwell

Biography & Memoir • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Any disappointment in this account of the inner workings of the OSS during WWII and the postwar McCarthy spy hunts will be with the text, not with Jan Maxwell's narration. Maxwell’s clear voice, crisp pacing, and ease with several foreign languages create an easy-to-follow presentation for the listener. She wisely employs pacing and intonation to distinguish individuals. Much of the material is gleaned from correspondence between OSS members. But, in spite of the book’s subtitle, “Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS,” there’s little about them until well into the second half of the book. Julia’s fans will find this meal unsatisfying. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781442341913 $39.99 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 9781442341920 $23.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CD ISBN 9781456134006 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-1676-8 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

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