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
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
You really must give this story a listen. It is an awesome story. It has humor, mystery, suspense, espionage, love, friendship and family. This story will take you by surprise at almost every turn. It tears at your heart as well. This is a story that will effect you long after you "mark it as finished." Enjoy!
It was all of smart, entertaining, meaningful, and historically fascinating.
Verity, of course! She had more strength and intelligence inside of her than anyone could imagine.
The book made me laugh and cry and i still think about it months later.
I've recommended this to everyone i know.
I listen to audio books every single day and it is very rare that I find one that makes me get as emotionally involved as this one did...I would find myself crying while driving down the road. there are heart-stopping moments that will take you right out of your own world...I had never heard of this author and will definitely listen to more of her books...the narrator was perfect!!
Parts of the story cover brutal topics (WWll interrogation) but they are handled beautifully. Descriptions that evoke the emotions without the graphics. I think that this is marketed as a teen book but it is deep and clever, not superficial. It is hard to review without giving away some of the wonderfully complex interrelated storyline lines. Both heroines are brave and real and I'm grateful that I didn't skip Verity and Maddie's story. Highly recommend.
Friendship. Adventure. Intrigue. Survival. Heartbreak. This book has them all. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narrators did a fantastic job.
When I first started listening I wondered what I had done. It was an wonderful book of friendship, bravery and so heart wrenching.
It's a must read.
Wow! Excellent! I loved the story and was captivated almost the entire length of the novel.
The narrators were EXCELLENT!
Morven Christie. especially. I have added Burial Rites to my audible wish list because it is the only other novel I could find that she has narrated. If you are as addicted to audiobooks as I am, you will understand how important the talent of the narrator is.
I don't have much more to say except that I LOVE WWII fiction and I know that there is almost an endless supply written about this war. But, I am positive that the story of these two women, that I loved, laughed and cried with, will be one I remember.
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