Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in Verity's own words, as she writes her account for her captors.
©2012 Elizabeth Gatland (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
This book is detail driven and I feel that I would get something new out of it every time I listen to it.
The readers did an excellent job and I will look for more of their projects.
I wish that I could have had the luxury of listening to it in one sitting, but it is a good 10 hours. I got the e-book version on my kindle so that I could read along and backtrack when I needed to.
This book was purchased out of desperation as there was nothing else that interested me in the best sellers cue for Audible. My surprise was that this book totally drew me in after the first few chapters and I was just transported to another time. Very well written and well read. I must have looked like quite the site jogging down the road crying like a baby or laughing like and idiot. Very emotional, extremely gripping, and a story that I will never forget. If they make it into a movie I hope they do it justice. So well done!!!
I bought this book because it was favorably compared to the delightful The Guernsey and Potato Peel Pie Society. Other than the facts that they are set in WW2 Great Britain and the protagonists are female, they have nothing in common. There is nothing heart warming or redemptive about this book. It drags on interminably(even at 1.25x reg speed) to its miserable, depressing end. The reader was excellent, but even she could not save it. 😝
The narrators gave a powerful and compelling performance, however the storyline was nothing like what I expected. The plot was extremely hard to follow as it jumped from place to place and story to story. I was unable to keep all the characters straight and there was just too much happening all at once. The story was supposed to be about a powerful friendship between two girls during WWI and I didn't get that out of the story at all. I was left wholly confused and disappointed at the end of the story. I'm going to get my credit back.
To tell you anything more would reveal two much about this glorious story about two best friends in WWII. I couldn't stop listening and stayed up until midnight just to finish the last few chapters.
I have always been interested in the roles of women in historical events such as WWII. We will never know the names of these women or extent of their work. Nevertheless, this author gives us the chance to meet and appreciate them in our own way, generations later. My favorite quote is "If you are afraid, do something!"
Beautiful story of friendship. Like others have said, I don't want to give too detailed a description, because it gives away the book. But I was hooked from the beginning and loved to the last minute.
The narrators were very good and the story line was captivating. I enjoyed listening and found myself sitting I v the car long after I arrived at my destination just to hear a bit more.
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