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Code Name Verity | [Elizabeth Wein]

Code Name Verity

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....
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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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    InsideADog 07-23-14
    InsideADog 07-23-14
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    "Well written, well read"

    It is hard to say a person enjoyed a book when it is about such a sad and difficult subject as a war. This was a great story, well put together, suspenseful, loving, believable. The readers were perfect. The reading perfect. I usually only listen in the car, but this one went with me everywhere until done as I was hooked.

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    Emily J. 07-17-14
    Emily J. 07-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"
    Would you listen to Code Name Verity again? Why?

    Excellent narrator!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie for sure! She was very comical yet subtly heroic.


    What about Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell ’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely perfect. Accents were spot on.


    Who was the most memorable character of Code Name Verity and why?

    Maggie! She is the kind of person every female aspires to be!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca J. Leamon Ellsworth, ME United States 04-17-14
    Rebecca J. Leamon Ellsworth, ME United States 04-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "All-round Excellent!"

    A fascinating inquiry into what makes bravery and the elements of fear, coupled with a retelling of women's roles in the darkest flying days of WWII in Britain. Not my usual reading, but excellently written and read. BRAVA!

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    Gary L. Richardson 04-13-14 Member Since 2013

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    "A Different Way Of Telling A Story"

    The book is from two perspectives. A spy first and then her best friend. It is like two books in one. How it is developed is very unique and I think more than a few will have a difficult time warming to it. I was close to giving up on it but stuck it out and was glad I did. I thought it turned out to be a very well told story in the end.

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    AS from Texas 04-07-14
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    "I can't stop thinking about this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Code Name Verity the most enjoyable?

    I laughed, I cried. Hearing the story of two best friends in WW2 England. The storytelling of the main character was incredible. At the end, you'll wish it was a series. Wishing the story didn't end.


    Any additional comments?

    5 stars except...I loved this story and the performance. There were a few times where the storyline got intense. There were times when the character was yelling. And the narrator yelled. I'm ok with that, but I wish the producer had done a better job of leveling the audio. There were a few times I had to yank the earbud out of my ear.

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    J. K. Jardine USA 04-06-14
    J. K. Jardine USA 04-06-14 Member Since 2007

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    "Held my Interest to the finish"

    The read was great, a different view of the war and the influence women had on its outcome. I liked the characters a lot.

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    Karen Toronto, ON, Canada 03-28-14
    Karen Toronto, ON, Canada 03-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was very well written and narrated. It would be perfect for that long drive with parents or teenagers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both women were wonderful. And it's the blend of the two that makes the story great.


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

    I don't think I could have imagined the accents on my own. The cadence brings so much personality to the story.


    If you could rename Code Name Verity, what would you call it?

    Friends in War


    Any additional comments?

    There's history to be learned, the reality of war, friendship, enemies, hardship and bravery under fire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Houston, TX, United States 02-21-14
    Joe Houston, TX, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2012

    Born in Ohio, lived in California, Alaska, and now Texas

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    "Ordinary"
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    I have listened to nearly 100 titles from Audible that received high scores and I feel are extraordinary, but I found Code Name Verity to be just ordinary. The characters are likeable, but the story much too long and laborious.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Houston, TX, United States 02-08-14
    Carrie Houston, TX, United States 02-08-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Plot was good, story dragged on...."

    The plot and storyline had merit. The book was interesting at first but seemed to really drag on in the middle. With a bit more editing, this one would have been a much better read.

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    Brooke 02-07-14
    Brooke 02-07-14

    Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?

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    "Amazing. Listen."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Amazing book, and harrowing, but just super


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fabulously written


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

    Their readings were perfect and I loved that they used two readers


    If you could take any character from Code Name Verity out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Well, SPOILER, Julie is dead, so it would have to be Maddie and Jamie


    Any additional comments?

    Wow. Listen.

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