• Shadow Warriors of World War II

  • The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE
  • By: Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-01-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (11 ratings)

Regular price: $24.47

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Publisher's Summary

They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained largely untold - until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines. Sent into Nazi-occupied Europe by the United States' Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE), these women helped establish a web of resistance groups across the continent. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative, and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and even infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war, into the very heart of Hitler's citadel - Berlin. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured, or killed, but others were always readied to take their place. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts, the Germans placed a price of a million francs on the heads of operatives who were successfully disrupting their troops.
©2017 Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ralph's mother on 02-24-17

Excellent telling of a story of women's strength, courage and intelligence

Very well done history of the women of the OSS and SOE who were key to the allies success in WWII. The reading was
Not only perfect for this history but her pronunciation was superb. I would have liked more about the bravery and creativity of the women whose histories are given. Alll in all this history ranks up there with the McCullough Truman bio and his bio of the Wright brothers. I want more about these amazing women.

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1 out of 5 stars
By MR K Anderson on 05-17-18

Narrated by a Sat Nav?

Whilst the content is flawless and somewhat riveting, this audiobook is completely spoilt by the lazy use of sound board which in short makes it sound like it’s being read by an elevator or sat nav....it’s so irritating and such a shabby poor quality method of recording narrative. I’d like my credit back and hope that audible refrain from ruining future publications with shoddy quality recordings.

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4 out of 5 stars
By C. Armitage on 02-13-18

Stilted presentation, with phonetic pronunciation

French words must have been phonetically
written, as if for a child. Very clear voice and presentation, would be good for someone without English as a first language, but lacks some complexity and depth for native English speakers. I'd rather have read the book than listened to this. Pity.

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