Marita (audiobook)

The Spy Who Loved Castro

Read by Carol Monda
7.7 hrs • 6 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 09/05/17
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 09/05/17 9781538461297
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 09/05/17 9781538461310
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 09/05/17 9781538481158
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Summary

Publishers Weekly Pick of Best Indie Books of Fall 2017

Here is the dramatic, glamorous story of lover-turned-spy Marita Lorenz and her affair with Fidel Castro, the basis for a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Few people can say they have seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them.

Born in Germany at the outbreak of World War II, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she traveled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate Castro. Torn by love and loyalty, she couldn’t bring herself to slip him the lethal pills.

Her life would take many more twists and turns, including having a child with ex-dictator of Venezuela Marcos Pérez Jiménez, testifying about the John F. Kennedy assassination, becoming a party girl with close ties to the New York Mafia, and then becoming a police informant.

Caught up in Cold War intrigue, espionage, and conspiracy, this is Marita’s incredible autobiography of a young woman who became a spy for the CIA.

Review Quotes

“Lorenz delivers a tale of espionage and deceit, told with rueful candor.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Marita herself calmly tells you she’s been shot at, poisoned, firebombed, drugged, pistol-whipped, and dumped in the Amazon rain forest to die. If not an entirely glamorous life, it has certainly been one with all peaks and no valleys.”

Vanity Fair