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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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    Sophia Rose 11-22-16
    Sophia Rose 11-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting, Emotional WWII Spy Adventure"
    What did you love best about Code Name Verity?

    Connecting with the characters. This was a historical era story, but I had no trouble imagining I was there and right there with them as they experienced what they did.


    What other book might you compare Code Name Verity to and why?

    Any book where a character is hiding the truth within the truth while acting a part under intense duress.


    Have you listened to any of Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time, but they were both sensational.


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

    I Told the Truth


    Any additional comments?

    Story will stick with me for some time to come.

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    Jenn 11-18-16
    Jenn 11-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderfully imaginative story"

    Loved the characters. They were positively blooming with realistic depth. Great story of friendship and heroic patriotism. Just what the world needs right now.

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    Robert Champaign, IL, United States 11-15-16
    Robert Champaign, IL, United States 11-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent for young adult to senior!"
    If you could sum up Code Name Verity in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing and heart warming


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Julie- clever and courageous


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

    Superbly read


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

    Julie- great conversationalist


    Any additional comments?

    While listed as a young adult novel, I'm 68 yo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written and well read.

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    tompearson 11-13-16
    tompearson 11-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best"

    A really good story couldn't stop listening!! The narrator s were superb! Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys ww2 stories.

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    Chantal Fournier 11-12-16 Listener Since 2009
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    "Good but you have to suspend your disbelief"

    Some details were hard to get over but this is a good story with many strong female characters.

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    abirdabee Brooklyn, NY 11-07-16
    abirdabee Brooklyn, NY 11-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I cried"

    Amazing story and I'm not even that interested in the time period. Warning: this one will wrench your heart.

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    Donna 10-29-16
    Donna 10-29-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I have downloaded my share of books I hated or just couldn't get into. This is not one of them! Beautiful story!

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    Bootsie Hayesville, NC, US 10-24-16
    Bootsie Hayesville, NC, US 10-24-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfectly wonderful!"

    Story and narrator were both outstanding. For me, it was a book I was unable to put down.

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    Cessy NY, NY 10-17-16
    Cessy NY, NY 10-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Exceeds Expectations!"
    What made the experience of listening to Code Name Verity the most enjoyable?

    The narrators accents when switching points of view really gave an immersive experience.


    What other book might you compare Code Name Verity to and why?

    It reminded me of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters which is a period piece that has a similar two part split in character point of view and is also filled with plot twists.


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

    The narrators accents when switching points of view.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. As it is, I was done listening to in about two and a half days.


    Any additional comments?

    It doesn't feel like a YA book. Though not in graphic detail, there are some dark themes explored in the narrative - torture, murder, etc.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda D Maguire 10-14-16
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    "Children's Book?"
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    I'm shocked it would be considered a children's book. As a career teacher, mother and grandmother I consider the book far too violent for children. The sadistic torture of the prisoners is NOT something I personally want to hear about and certainly don't want children reading. Other than that one point, it was a good story and very well narrated.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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