#AudioTour “A Habit of Resistance” by Fernando Torres

Author: Fernando Torres

Narrator: Amelie Edwards

Length: 7 hours 13 minutes

Publisher: Fernando Torres

Released: Jan. 9, 2021

Genre: Historical Fiction

A Habit of Resistance is the humorous story of a group of nuns who progress from having a small gun club to joining the French Resistance during WWII.

Renee is from a small town, in provincial France, who flees to Paris, only to find that it has been overrun by Nazis. He returns to his hometown of Brassac to discover that the fiancé he abandoned on the night of their wedding has joined the local convent. He finds himself mayor of the town he abandoned when the former officeholder flees to avoid working with the Vichy government.

His return causes his fiancé, Noele, to re-examine her decision to become a nun while he must decide with whom he will collaborate. The offbeat nuns must wrestle with how far to expand the margins of their vows, in hopes of saving their town and themselves. A Habit of Resistance is a work of personal denial and redemption.

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“Even profound ideas benefit from a little bit of humor.” – Fernando Torres

Fast-paced, whimsical stories that explore complex moral dilemmas are what define this author’s mission. During over a decade in network television at ABC/Disney, Inc., Fernando was fortunate to have worked closely with many of his generation’s most talented writers and producers. Time spent on the sets of numerous iconic sitcoms led to a light, humorous writing style unique in modern literature. At ABC/Disney, Inc., Fernando also participated as a judge and mentor in the writing development program, which inspired additional contributions in education. Many of his stories are inspired by his travels, though he has more permanent roots in the United States and Japan. An instrument-rated pilot, he also enjoys writing music and photography.

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Narrator Bio

Amelie grew up in the English countryside in Shropshire where she developed a love for stories and folklore. Amelie started out as a Medieval History graduate before going on to gain a Masters in acting from East 15 acting school (UK) in 2012. Since then she has gone on to work in film, theatre and audio. In 2019 she began to work with the BBC producing, writing and performing her own show for Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

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