Book lover since I learned how to read My books don't have to be deep but they have to be intelligent (or at least they have to be fun!)
(This is not a review because it's impossible to write one without giving away details - loose lips cost lives and such).
I just finished listening to this book and even though I should probably wait until I can find them but I feel compelled to write this now. I can't remember when I've been so moved by a story as I am by this one. At the end of the book the Elizabeth Wein explains about some 'details that have been debated' Whoever questioned the accuracy of said details wasted their time reading this book because the heart and soul of this book is the story of the friendship between Julie and Maddie, the bravery of the men and women (military and civilian) who fought against the Nazi's, and ability to do the unthinkable when it has to be done.
We can all learn a lesson from those nameless people who were made to 'just disappear' or were used up and then sent to camps... These people knew what would happen if they were captured and they went on their missions anyway.
Fly the plane Maddie...
This book was part of a list recommended by one of the Audible editors, and it is a gem. I'm going to share it with my friends right away.
The first person account, plot, use of language, and attention to history are stunning. And the readers....DON'T read this book yourself. Let the actresses perform the accents and inflections as they are so richly able.
What a wonderful experience. There are passages of this book that I want to memorize because of how beautiful and heartbreak they are.
As for the readers, they've given perhaps the best fictional performances I've heard in ages.
I'll be listening to this again and again.
This books twists and turns; took me to a world I crave. WWll women were amazing and capable. I listened expecting to be a voir into the female pilots perspective, but was surprised by the spy plot. Genius to entwine the pilot with the intelligence officer and to make one try to rescue the other. ..brilliant. For me the surprise was the..reason I cried (don't want to ruin it for other listeners). The brother and mothers response to hearing what had happened. .wasn't expecting that. I gave 4 stars, because there was way to much crying from the pilot, when she was a brave character. Why do authors always feel the need to create hysterical women (I hate that).
Code Verity receives 3 out of 3 stars from me.
Both characters where performed equally well.
Women spys in World War II
Latest acquisition. A good read. It is, in some strange way, a bit disturbing. As the narrator jumps back and forth between timeframes, and characters… Wow! Makes me dizzy, occasionally. Liked it a lot.
Not your typical WWII story. It's about friendship and the perils of being a woman wanting to pilot planes during the war. I really enjoyed its multiple points of view.
However, be warned that in the audiobook version, it takes some figuring out to get who is who at first bc there is no text to signal the switch.
I really felt I knew the characters. The construction of the plot had surprises and tension that kept me looking forward to the next time I could listen.