Fiction it may be, but as the author stated in the afterward, she worked hard to make everything in the book "plausible". It is a fascinating story with characters one can identify with. WWII is a war everyone knows something about but a new story expands one's view of the whole experience.
This is an amazing story. I had no idea when I started this story that it would haunt me afterward. So touching, courageous, and thought provoking. The narrators do a wonderful job, and the production was engrossing. I highly recommend this book. I am not a crier, but the end really got me.
I felt that each of the characters were so well written that it would be wrong to pick one. They all came vividly into my mind as the story played out.
Code Name Verity is what I would choose. It's the reason I decided to look at the book for selection in the first place.
99.9% of the time, I completely agree with the other reviews. Never has a book had such a high rating, that I hated so thoroughly. There is nothing redeemable about it. The pacing is slow, the main character is just awful, the writing is geared towards a 12 year old tween girl. The narrator doesn't help in any way.
Something NOT by Elizabeth Wein.
Only by accident.
all of them.
I wish I could have the hour I spent listening to this book back. Kept thinking it was going to get better, but nope.
I am so happy that I listened to this story instead of reading it! Well done and the narrators added so much to this story. Story about friendship and strong woman.
I don't even remember why I picked up this book, but I am glad I did. The two young heroines were very easy to relate to, even though they were in extraordinary circumstances. I will warn that parts of it are quite gutting.
It definitely left me wanting more.
I loved every minute of this audiobook. The narration was engaging, the accents were fun, the story was thrilling, and the 2 main characters' relationship, on which the whole book was riding, made me crack up and choke up in equal measure. I've listened twice now, and it didn't lose any of its excitement in the second hearing. Can't recommend Code Name Verity highly enough.