But when Flick and her Resistance leader husband try a direct, head-on assault, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, Flick has one last chance at the target, but the challenge is nearly impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be trained within days. Codenamed the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans, but the Germans are waiting for them and have plans of their own.
Filled with powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers.
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©2001 Ken Follett; (P)2001 Penguin Audiobooks
"Thoroughly entertaining." (Booklist)
"Both readers do an excellent job." (AudioFile)
I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.
I didn't realize this was an abridged version. It cuts out too many important details and changes the ending.
With two different readers , I thought it would would slow the progress of the book and I found it more interesting than loss of momentum.
I loved the build up of the cast of characters along with attention to detail. Flick was a wonderful addition to the exciting display of courage and female strength.In fact , all the characters were believable and I felt a part of the book as an added commando. Even though there were some gory descriptions , it can be conceived that those torture chambers really existed and became a viable part of the Gestapo interrogation. I was sorry to see it end but look forward to another of Ken Follett's books, which now numbers three( Hornet Flight and Whiteout).Please keep them coming.
A must listen! After listening to "Flight of the Hornet" and "Pillars of the Earth" (PoE not in audible library), two of my alltime favorites, I was clammering for more Follett.
Jackdaws did not disappoint!! While I did not enjoy them as much as the two mentioned above, it's a terrific book and read well.
great book, I think the unabridged version would be better. the music added for dramatic effect was distracting at best, annoying at worst.
The choice of how to abridge Jackdaws effectively gutted all characterization leaving only the basic plot.
Too bad, now bland and without nuance.
Female 70+. Previous UK membership for 8 years
As a fan of Ken Follet's historical writing I was most disappointed with this abridged version. It left so many gaps on the story which totally distracted from the suspense. If I could find a full version I would certainly read it again.
Of course his normal stories are great.
No but just surprised how this one got made and music added to make it worse.
Music should not be added although comical.
Flick is the ultimate her cunning, love of country, sense of danger, precise decision making under pressure is stunning to imagine, I truly fell in love with the story and main characters. You will enjoy , I also enjoy all the historical information in ihe story. One of Ken Fillet best books ever!
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