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Code Name Verity Audiobook

Code Name Verity

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    SaltedwithFire 05-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Confusing"

    I didn't really understand what was going on until chapter 17. It wasn't as gripping as I wanted it to be. the narrator was fantastic. I can see why so many reviewers loved it, but for me it wasn't a bullseye.

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    Amy Normal, IL, United States 05-16-16
    Amy Normal, IL, United States 05-16-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Here's the Truth"

    I wish I hadn't waited to listen to this book! I've seen this book on the website and in book stores. It sounded interesting, but I always hesitated. I am so glad I finally listened to it.All of the characters were riveting. I am a bit of WWII historical fiction fan, but there were a couple of things that caught me by surprise!

    At it's heart it is a story about friendship, sacrifice, and survival.

    Elizabeth Wein writing rang completely true and both Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell were excellent.

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    Sarah Janosik 05-15-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved this book"
    Where does Code Name Verity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is such a compelling story. Beautiful to listin to. It made me think about my own courage and ability to go into dangerous places to fight for freedom.


    What other book might you compare Code Name Verity to and why?

    Into the light I cannot see


    What does Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was able to get a strong sense of the women's personality and their friendship.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    Karen Linnell WAUKESHA, WI, US 05-15-16
    Karen Linnell WAUKESHA, WI, US 05-15-16
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    "Great story and incredible performance!"

    A wonderful story about a terrible time in history but adventures of a beautiful and loyal friendship.

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    Janice Smith Hawaii 05-15-16
    Janice Smith Hawaii 05-15-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Engaging character driven story"

    This book was well worth the listening. The narration was excellent. The story is told in such a way that you feel as if you are watching a movie. The torture scenes were difficult but gave authenticity. I appreciate the authors extensive research and listening to her at the conclusion of the book.

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    James Newfoundland, NJ, United States 05-13-16
    James Newfoundland, NJ, United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2006

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    "Brave, touching characters."

    Sometimes I was a little confused in the change of characters and settings...but they may have been more my fault because I was busy doing other things.

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    Kelli 05-11-16
    Kelli 05-11-16
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    "Why did it have to end!"

    I love historical fiction, and this book didn't disappoint. Loved it! Was sad when it was over.

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    Kenna Widner 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I truly loved this book."

    This was a great story. I loved the narretors! I couldn't quit listening & finished the book in tears.

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    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 05-09-16
    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 05-09-16 Member Since 2008
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    "I found this hard to listen to, but worth it"

    It was not hard in that it didn't bore me, rather it was mysteriously difficult to stay awake. I kept finding myself asleep and having to back up to the spot where I fell asleep. This could be purely my health, but I think it is a combination of factors. The two main women characters are tremendous. Their stories are huge reminders of how easy Americans can have things, if they weren't alive and involved in any wars. We also learn the struggles of women and the ways in which they are felt with intensity that is unique from what men feel. It is not more or less important, but a vital understanding for all of us. From complete coincidence, I found myself reading two books about pilots in a row. I loved that, though I personally have no interest in doing it for myself.

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    sharon san diego, california, United States 05-09-16
    sharon san diego, california, United States 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

    love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.

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    "Missed the Mark !"

    This book was.billed as an adult novel but was far from it. It was more Jr High or Young Adult and not in a positive way . I have read lots of "Young Adult " books that were far more interesting with much better writing. I had Just finished "The Children of Willsden Lane" which was a fabulous read and this book was a big disappointment. The Narration was not remarkable. I Would not get another book with this narrator. I did not finish it because there are too many good books out there to waste my time on just so so books.

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