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Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Atkinson has another top notch novel that, true to character, develops the storyline in unconventional ways. She tells the story of a woman who, during WWII, transcribes conversations from a bugged apartment for the British secret service. The story unfolds through both the transcripts and inner thoughts of the main character. Listening to the story on an audiobook compliments Atkinson’s choice to include the transcriptions which, though often mundane, act as a clever device to move the story.

 

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