I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
This just became a favorite of mine. Written with great heart, poetry, wonderful, fully-realized characters "Verity" goes to great lengths to set the reader as deeply into the time and place (England and France, WW2) of this story as possible. This tale of deep friendship between two heroic women rang so true that I was sure they had rubbed elbows with the likes of Nancy Wake etc. Really a brilliant novel.
Christie and Gaskell were superb narrators...they "were" the two main characters in this unique story. I felt every emotion and physical reaction they experienced as narrators as though it was happening to them personally.
Heart breaking, funny at times and leaves you questioning why the wrong people are so often found in positions of authority. Why cruelty is a response when a threat to authority is perceived.
I never saw the ending coming. Maureen S.
I finished Code Name Verity yesterday and I'm already considering starting again right now. I loved this book. The plot was fresh and the narrator was fabulous!
I can't think of one.
I have not, but I'm going too!
Twists and turns around every corner.
I have never written a review for an Audible book before but this audio book blew me away. I binge listened and ignored everyone and everything until I was done. I was hooked from the beginning. I was totally blown away by the narrator, her accents were spot on (and there were a bunch, how did she keep them all straight?) and the expression in her voice was perfect and she has a great singing voice to boot. She was a delight to listen to. I hated to see this book end.
I listened to this book in a 24 hour period... not because I'm a speed listener, but because I was totally engrossed in the story. The narration was spot on and I felt as I did when I was a young child and my grandmother (who was a war bride in England) used to tell me stories. She could mimic accents from Welsh to Scottish and Irish. I loved this book; the way it was written, the attention to detail and the characters. I laughed out loud at times (there are some pretty funny parts) and I got teary at others.
Two women who become best friends fly into enemy territory. One is captured by the SS and the other hides in safety. We get the story from both their perspectives. It feels like a truthful account of what their lives would have been like. The torture scenes almost had a young adult fiction like quality to them keeping the gruesomeness out of the telling.
The story is beautifully told, heart wrenching, chilling, raw, and while not true, most definitely honest in its depiction of the unspeakable horrors that took place during the Nazi Regime. I did not believe The Book Thief could be topped. This book is at minimum a rival. Thank you to the author for telling such an amazing story. The narrators were suburb, as well.