It is 1755, and a war is going on between the French and the English territories in Canada. Marie and her family live in Acadia, and consider themselves 'neutral'. But one Sunday, the village is attacked by British soldiers, who declare Acadia to be British territory. They force Marie and her family, together with all the other inhabitants of the village, onto boats, to be banned from their lands. There is a rumour that Marie's boyfriend has betrayed the village to the English army. Marie can't believe it, but she will spend a long time struggling for her life before she has a chance to find out whether it is true or not.
This tragic yet exciting story is read by a native speaker in a pleasantly calm and clear voice. Here's a link to a sample audio of chapter one
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