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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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    Lindsay Denver, CO, United States 10-11-16
    Lindsay Denver, CO, United States 10-11-16
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    "Great Story, Better Narrators"
    If you could sum up Code Name Verity in three words, what would they be?

    Girls Kick Butt


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Code Name Verity?

    One of the most memorable moments from the story was when Verity writes out her real name. I had actual goosebumps.


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    Ruth M. Penson 10-05-16 Member Since 2017

    Ruth

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    "bad! bad! bad!"

    Could not get into this book. Both story and narrator are terrible. Finally gave up.
    Save your credit or your money and move on!!!

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    mosselyn Campbell, CA USA 10-04-16
    mosselyn Campbell, CA USA 10-04-16 Member Since 2009

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    "beautifully charming and sad"

    This is not my usual sort of book. I'm not even sure why I bought it. However, I'm very glad I did. If you pick it up, I think you'll be glad, too! I believe this is supposed to be a YA book, but don't let that put you off: It doesn't feel like one at all.

    The book was sometimes amusing, sometimes riveting, often charming, and undeniably sad. Reviewers often mention the surprises and plot twists, but for me, those were incidental. It was the vividness of the characters that stood out for me. No flat, stereotypical archetypes here.

    I cannot say enough good things about the narration. It made the characters real, and therefore made the book for me, in many ways.

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    Keenan Anchorage Alaska 09-26-16
    Keenan Anchorage Alaska 09-26-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Profound effect on reader."

    Inspirational story for women of any age. Its difficult to believe irs fiction. The last time a book had such an impact on me was To Kill A Mockingbird, 50 years ago

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    Ramil C. Wright San Francisco 09-24-16
    Ramil C. Wright San Francisco 09-24-16 Member Since 2013

    Voracious reader (paper and audio) 80-90 books per year; history, classics, fiction, music, and espionage

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    "Compelling, well written and narrated tale"

    It is hard to top the previous favorable reviews of this book. A powerful story of courage, grace, humor, and love in a difficult time and setting. Both Morvan Christie and Lucy Gaskell are excellent performers even if the role of Julie is more compelling. It is a cleverly plotted book with some nice surprises. Britain and occupied France in 1943 was not the nicest of times but the heroism, the pluck, and the determination of the two protagonists is described exceptionally well. Listen to it!

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    Amazon Customer Michigan, USA 09-22-16
    Amazon Customer Michigan, USA 09-22-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Wow."

    I stumbled on this book on a pinterest list, and found it captivating. I listened to the audiobook and the performance wonderful. Better with proper german, scottish and french pronunciation.

    The journal entry style, the literary refernces, the plot all carried me along and compelled me to keep listening. The friendship and characters were lovely to meet. The outcome, while shocking was believable and right.

    It shall sit beside "A Separate Peace" as a favorite.

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    Michael Cox San Diego, CA USA 09-21-16
    Michael Cox San Diego, CA USA 09-21-16 Member Since 2012

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    "slow start but don't give up"

    War story from a female point of view real female Heroes don't be put off by the genders it's a great read. every man should read it.

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    Randi 09-21-16
    Randi 09-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing performances!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is very good, I liked the combination of history fiction, suspense, and a new take on women spies during WWII. That being said, you should buy this simply for the performances. The narrator slips seamlessly between numerous accents and languages, and even sings a little, all of which is lovely and really adds to the development of the characters and the story. Best performances I have ever listened to.


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    Bryanna 09-20-16
    Bryanna 09-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Really enjoyable read!"

    I really enjoyed this book fro. beginning to end. the narration was impeccable. It got a tiny bit technical at times and I zoned out a little, but all in all that added to the book. I learned a ton!

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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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