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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje.
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. 
It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? 
A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey - through reality, recollection and imagination - that is told in this magnificent novel.
©2018 Michael Ondaatje (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By @GlobalCrimeFict on 22-06-2018

Deeply moving

I was completely absorbed by the lives of Nathaniel, the Moth and the Darter, and at times moved to tears. This is a book largely about honourable and kind men, who lived on the margins, or had crossed into the criminal world.

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3 out of 5 stars
By kate on 13-07-2018

Unnecessarily disjointed plot

A beautifully written but tedious book with an intricate but ultimately uninteresting storyline; even the narrator sounded bored.

Set in post war London two children are left in the care of 2 unrelated adults with dubious, mildly criminal backgrounds whilst the mother continues with unconvincing espionage work which ultimately exposes her children to risk. This author is no John Le Carre. There is a final plot twist/reveal but by then I hardly cared.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 04-07-2018

Unsung Heroes

An amazing and enlightening book about a time I had not given enough thought to. Highly recommended.

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