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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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    Ruth D. 09-18-16
    Ruth D. 09-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I Liked It"

    Having bought this novel during a sale, it really wouldn't need to be all that good to meet my expectations. I was quite happily surprised when I became engrossed in this tale. Although I deplore war, I find it inspirational to read about the heroism it brings about. Often such stories revolve around men. This story is a departure from the norm, even from the usual female nurses and ambulance drivers. The main characters are a British spy and a civilian pilot, who met and became best friends when both were in the WAAF. While the plot of this novel derives from their exploits, the theme is about their friendsship I highly recommend this audiobook!

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    Christine h. 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    initially I thought the book was very slow but once I got into it I couldn't stop. An amazing perspective of women in that generation and all that they endured. and how much they wanted to help fight the war.

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    stephanie greenville, nh, United States 09-14-16
    stephanie greenville, nh, United States 09-14-16
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    "brilliant"

    intense, honest, reliable. This book needs listening again and still once more, yes, again. please.

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    KARIN QUEYREL 09-12-16

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    "Excellent Book"

    It starts a little slow, but as others have adviced, don't give up, it's worth it. It is a very heartwarming story

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    Jerry Stephens 09-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "What is truth??"

    The book starts out slow, but keep going for a tale that will immerse you into the realities of life during the war. You will emerge on the other end knowing what truth really men's.

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    Ingrid 09-10-16
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    "No words."

    Just wonderful. Did not really expect to get sucked into this one, but was totally absorbed all the way through. Don't miss it - it's a keeper.

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    6catz 09-09-16
    6catz 09-09-16 Member Since 2008

    I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.

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    "Beautiful, suspenseful, heartbreaking"

    This just became a favorite of mine. Written with great heart, poetry, wonderful, fully-realized characters "Verity" goes to great lengths to set the reader as deeply into the time and place (England and France, WW2) of this story as possible. This tale of deep friendship between two heroic women rang so true that I was sure they had rubbed elbows with the likes of Nancy Wake etc. Really a brilliant novel.

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    Emily 09-09-16
    Emily 09-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Strong female characters!"

    Fantastic story about two friends during WW2.
    Journal like story telling was a great methodolgy.

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    KelliAH 09-08-16
    KelliAH 09-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Written in Full Technicolor!"

    So well done that I felt like I could see everything happening live. Perfect narration. Don't want to spoil anything for you. Must read.

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    Maureen 09-04-16
    Maureen 09-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Highly recommended"

    Christie and Gaskell were superb narrators...they "were" the two main characters in this unique story. I felt every emotion and physical reaction they experienced as narrators as though it was happening to them personally.
    Heart breaking, funny at times and leaves you questioning why the wrong people are so often found in positions of authority. Why cruelty is a response when a threat to authority is perceived.
    I never saw the ending coming. Maureen S.

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