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A Very Long Engagement Audiobook

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Written by Sébastien Japrisot

Narrated by Maggi-Meg Reed

Published on November 1, 2004

Audio is 851 hours and 40 minutes

About A Very Long Engagement:

Now a major motion picture from Amelie’s director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and featuring Audrey Tautou and Jodie Foster comes a very different love story: A Very Long Engagement based on the acclaimed novel by Sébastien Japrisot
A runaway bestseller in France and winner of the 1991 Prix Interallié, Sébastien Japrisot’s novel about World War I was acclaimed as “a latter-day War and Peace” by The New York Times.
Set during and after the First World War, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT is the tale of a young woman’s search for her fiancé who she believes might still be alive despite having officially been reported as “killed in the line of duty.” Unable to walk since childhood, fearless Mathilde Donnay is undeterred in her quest as she scours the country for information about five wounded French soldiers who were brutally abandoned by their own troops. A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENTis a mystery, a love story, and an extraordinary portrait of life in France before and after the War.

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SEBASTIEN JAPRISOT is the pen-name of Jean Baptiste Rossi. He is author of seven novels including One Deadly Summer, The Sleeping Car Murders, The Passion of Women, and The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun.


Maggi-Meg Reed is a multiple Audie nominee, Earphones winner, and AudioFile Featured Narrator. In 2008, she was named the Best Voice in Fiction & Classics by AudioFile magazine. Her voice can also be heard on television and radio commercials across the country, and AudioFile Magazine has called her narration”fresh, intelligent, and attentive”.

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“Riveting…A fierce, elliptical novel that’s both a gripping psychological thriller and highly moving meditation on the emotional consequence of war.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“A classic mystery…Only the best historical fiction can make the journey into a distant time and return with a believable sense of how things really were. That Japrisot’s book has done so is a mark of his great talent.” —Paul Watkins, The Washington Post Book World

“Magical…Part romance, part mystery, part history, part exploration of the dogged pursuit of the improbable, it commands attention from first to last.” —The Boston Globe

A Very Long Engagement was published on November 1, 2004.

The A Very Long Engagement Audiobook is 851 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Abridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in A Very Long Engagement

A Very Long Engagement includes the following subjects: WWI historical fiction, WWII, world war, 1920s, 20th century, book club, made into movie, France, French literature, soldiers, romance, mystery, literary fiction, love story, media tie in, translated literature, world literature, mystery audio books, historical fiction audio books, audiobooks, books on tape. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Historical.

About the Author(s) of A Very Long Engagement

The author of A Very Long Engagement is Sébastien Japrisot.

About the Narrator of A Very Long Engagement Audiobook

The narrator for the A Very Long Engagement Audiobook is Maggi-Meg Reed.

A Very Long Engagement Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1593976089. The ISBN-13 is 9781593976088.

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