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Tamar Audio: A Novel Of Espionage, Passion, And Betrayal

by Mal Peet
Read by Anna Maxwell Martin, Anton Lesser

Candlewick Press | September 9, 2008 | Audio Book (CD)

Tamar Audio: A Novel Of Espionage, Passion, And Betrayal is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.
"It takes a disciplined author to hide secrets within secrets. . . . And it takes ambition to apply such intricate storytelling to a sweeping plot."
— The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing clues and coded messages. Out of the past another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fi ghters in Nazi-occupied Holland. His story is one of passion, love, jealousy, and tragedy, and unraveling it will transform Tamar''s life. Mal Peet’s acclaimed novel is read by Anton Lesser, one of Britain''s leading classical actors, and BATA-winning British actress Anna Maxwell Martin.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.94 × 5.09 × 1.1 in

Published: September 9, 2008

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0763641219

ISBN - 13: 9780763641214

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from espionage, passion, and betrayal... The title of this book really does sum up the entire novel: espionage, passion and betrayal. Tamar is the kind of book the sucks you in from the very first page and doesn't let you go until the very end. It tells the story of two Tamars. The first we meet in 1944, a spy for the Dutch resistance in WWII. The second Tamar shows up years later in 1995, a fifteen year old girl in England trying to figure out the mystery surrounding the suicide of her grandfather. These two stories intertwine to create a very suspenseful story with incredibly real characters. I felt like I was actually there with them. Tamar is full of twists and turns, combining fact with fiction, all the while giving a vivid look into the lives of those living in and trying to protect Holland during WWII. I originally wanted to give this book four stars, but the last hundred pages or so had me on the edge of my seat with my mouth hanging open, desperate to know what happened to these characters I felt so attached to (both in the present and past). For that, it got five stars from me. :P
Date published: 2009-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tamar "Tamar" is a story that weaves between the present and the past. In the present, Tamar is the fifteen year old grand-daughter of a World War Two veteran. When Tamar's grandfather dies he leaves her a box containing clues and coded messages. Tamar sets out on an expedition to find out her grandfather's final message to her. In the past we read about Tamar's grandfather and his life in the war, the world of resistance fighters. Something goes awry among the resistance fighters and it influences the future, Tamar's future. I enjoyed reading the past sections about the resistance fighters a lot more than the present sections about Tamar, but both are pivotal to the story. The story is about trickery, passion, treachery and desperation. Once the story is unfolded, it is also about emancipation and forgiveness. "Tamar" definitely makes you ponder about forgiveness.
Date published: 2008-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Read I was hooked from the first couple of pages. Tamar has twists and turns around every corner that shocks the reader but Mal Peet still makes the story believable. This book has action and romance and is not just a teen book. I recommend Tamar to anyone of all ages who is looking for a good book to read!
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best One of the best love story set in the WWII Europe. I always admire writers who demonstrate prowess to draw readers deep into the stories. I read it three times and I’m still speechless.
Date published: 2008-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tamar is a great book!!!!! I recently read it. It was amazing. The ending is surprising and confusing but it's great! It's a must read if you love historical fiction. There's also a love story.
Date published: 2007-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! Tamar is a stunning creation by award-winning novelist, Mal Peet. The story is set in Holland, during the last few months of the Second World War. Two British spies are sent to Holland: one of them is called Tamar. Half a century later, a new Tamar emerges- granddaughter of the warrior Tamar. Their two stories, though half a century apart, intertwine to create a breathtaking, fantastical tale chock full of love, hatred, betrayal, and war. Although the entire story is enticing throughout, the end is what truly had me in awe. Never before could I have imagined such a creative, satisfying, stunning, and heartbreaking ending, all in one. Peet's new satisfying novel is sure to leave you feeling just as satisfied, stunned, and awed as I was. Don't wait; if you're dying for an unforgettable story about love and war, pick up Tamar. Anyone with a heart for adventure will appreciate it- not just teens.
Date published: 2007-03-11

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Tamar Audio: A Novel Of Espionage, Passion, And Betrayal

by Mal Peet
Read by Anna Maxwell Martin, Anton Lesser

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.94 × 5.09 × 1.1 in

Published: September 9, 2008

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0763641219

ISBN - 13: 9780763641214

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Tamar had not been able to drift clear of the surface of the water that rushed up to meet him. He was already fumbling with the harness release when he felt the cold shock of contact; he was terrified the chute would drag him under. He was thigh deep before he felt something more or less solid — a mass of sludge and submerged branches — beneath his feet. With a moan of relief he got free of the chute and saw it settle onto the black water like a gigantic water lily. Then he began to struggle towards the denser shadow of the bank. His flailing right arm struck something hard, and he grabbed at it. It shifted in the water. A boat? Yes.

He was pulling himself along it, looking for where it must be moored to the bank, when he heard someone speak.

"Welcome to Holland, Tamar."

He looked up. On the bank, distinct against the lesser darkness of the sky, was the unmistakable silhouette of a German soldier. The long field-service coat, the jackboots. Cold moonlight glinted from the steel helmet and the snout of a submachine gun.

Even before fear took hold, Tamar was filled with a great and bitter
disappointment, a sense of ridiculous failure. He stood away from the boat, feeling broken, and raised his arms above his head.

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TAMAR by Mal Peet. Copyright © 2007 by Mal Peet. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

From the Publisher

"It takes a disciplined author to hide secrets within secrets. . . . And it takes ambition to apply such intricate storytelling to a sweeping plot."
— The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing clues and coded messages. Out of the past another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fi ghters in Nazi-occupied Holland. His story is one of passion, love, jealousy, and tragedy, and unraveling it will transform Tamar''s life. Mal Peet’s acclaimed novel is read by Anton Lesser, one of Britain''s leading classical actors, and BATA-winning British actress Anna Maxwell Martin.

About the Author

Mal Peet''s first novel for young adults, KEEPER, won the prestigious Branford Boase Award and was selected by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Devon, England.

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14