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Jackdaws

Narrated by: Emilia Fox
Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Two weeks before D-day, the French Resistance attacks a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications - but the building is heavily guarded, and the attack fails disastrously.

Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the Jackdaws, and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail....

From Ken Follett, the master storyteller and best-selling author of Eye of the Needle and Code to Zero, comes this exciting thriller, set against the menacing backdrop of the Second World War and crackling with suspense and action.

Jackdaws is an irresistible novel of the Resistance and of love, courage and revenge.

©2018 Ken Follett (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-18

Gripping listen

I am not sure how one enjoys a book that at times is quite brutal, but this book greatly exceeded my expectations and I found it quite gripping. I loved the way the author switched between telling the story from different angles, so that the same scene could be reflected from opposing sides. Extremely well read by Emilia Fox.

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  • S. Foster
  • 11-04-18

Captivating

With perfect narration by Emilia Fox and Ken Folletts amazing ability to create engaging characters to share history with such clarity. Loved every minute of it.

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  • Graham Stubbs
  • 10-01-18

Excellent

A must listen for any lover of WW2 drama. Very well written and incredibly well read.

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  • Clair
  • 04-21-19

A very enthralling listen

The story is so good that I found it difficult to put down, indeed at the end I was up until 2:40 am!
I like Emília Fox as an actress and her reading is superb. Her gentle cultured voice delivering some very gruesome and upsetting scenes made them all the more chilling.
Highly recommended

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  • Ali
  • 10-14-19

One of the best!

I’ve read a lot of Ken Follett novels. Jackdaws is definitely one of the best. If you are new to follow it, this is a great one to get you started. Thank you again Ken Follett.

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  • Dr
  • 10-04-19

Outstanding

This was an excellent war story based on fact and brilliantly narrated by Emilia Fox

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  • LB
  • 09-25-19

Competent writing, excellent narration.

A competent story with some good historical parts, a hefty slice of suspense. The narration saved it from the dire generic and cliched characters and god awful sex scenes.

In fact Emilia Fox did such a great job that I'd happily chance listening to anything else she narrates regardless of storyline or author. A good narrator can pull the best out of a bad story.

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  • Jeremy
  • 09-24-19

Astonishing story

KF triumphs again with this masterful and well researched story.

The narration is probably the best I have ever listened to.

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  • sophie ryan
  • 08-31-19

very entertaining and gripping story!

Loved it very much! Emilia Fox is a fabulous narrator! I would definitely recommend it for anyone who likes war themes and thrillers.

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  • Penny
  • 08-07-19

What an amazing surprise.

I had read the office series about the building of cathedrals et cetera and thought I would try a different type of book. This was completely unexpected and absolutely brilliant – better I think than The other books I read.

Part of the reason it was so good was Amelia foxes narration, she was absolutely amazing! But the other was the subject matter. I’ve read very little connected to World War II history and I suppose what I loved about this was that it highlighted the role of women during the war – showing just how amazing we were. I would definitely recommend this to every one and I’m off to try some more material by the author.

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  • Deb Goodrick
  • 09-29-19

Sensational

Could not stop listening. Ken Follet is the master story writer. This is one of his best.