Code Name Verity : Code Name Verity

  • by Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Series: Code Name Verity
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book

Other reviewers have outlined the plot, the story and what the reader/listener can expect to happen in this book. So I'll take a moment to say that I found this book to be one of those special novels that gets under your skin and stays with you. The two main characters, these best friends have such a special bond in a time in our history in a part of the world where atrocities were taking place daily. In spite of (or perhaps because of ?) these women were especially kind and brave and full of honor and grace. Imagine if we all could aspire to be such caring special human beings in the face of such horror. Bravo Ms. Wein. And equally special, the narrators brought these amazing characters to life just perfectly. This is a wonderful special book. A must listen.
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- Suzn F

Do Not Read Any (other) Reviews of this Book!

Believe me when I say, you do not want to read about this book before you actually listen to it. There is absolutely no way to write a review without giving away way at all! All I will say is that it is a poignant story of friendship and survival by turns funny, sad and scary. It is wonderfully written and narrated and it will stay with you long after you have finished listening. In fact, I can almost guarantee it is a book you will listen to a second time.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2012
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd