Code Name Verity

Wein, Elizabeth

Audiobook CD - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Code Name Verity
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

Published: Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia : Bolinda Audio ; Grand Haven, Mich. : Distributed by Brilliance Audio, p2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 1743164890
Branch Call Number: SPOKEN CD YA WEI
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 9 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Gaskell, Lucy
Christie, Morven 1979-,


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Apr 30, 2014

I would highly recommend this audiobook. The two narrators are just amazing and you really feeling like you are living during WWII and experiencing all that they are . A perfect first audiobook for those of you that are not sure if you will like them or not!

Jan 29, 2014
  • VeganLibraryChick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow. What a mind-blowing book! Let me tell you - I do not care for historical fiction. I much prefer gritty realistic fiction or a good dystopian sci-fi. But I "read" it on audio and the reader was so compelling, I cried, I cringed, my heart went out to the characters! The reader's accents and pronunciations were so spot-on, and the descriptions so vivid, I didn't care where the setting was. The suspense, the interrogations, the beauty of the friendship...this is one book I cannot recommend highly enough! Especially on audio :)

Nov 20, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not as compelling as other novels in this genre. I was not as engaged as I should have been primarily due to the characters' authenticity. This felt more like a nonfiction read which is a testament to the author's skill.

Jul 18, 2013
  • JCLEmilyW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a memorable story, with just the right elements of suspense, dark humor, and bravery. It makes a particularly satisfying audiobook, with readings by two excellent British actresses adding to the suspense. Don't read too much about this book beforehand, but just jump right in and enjoy it!

Jul 02, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of those books that is hard for me to review because I'm afraid anything I say won't do it justice. Intriguing, engaging, moving, informing, entertaining, and more. Wein has crafted an outstanding tale. Let me see if I can maybe list some of its elements: --- Two strongly realized, distinct, complex, believable, sympathetic protagonists, each of whom narrates part of the tale in her own unique voice. --- A plot that weaves together and bounces around between different perspectives, places, and dates, and that only gradually reveals information through a telling that absolutely makes sense and requires it. To quote quotes from a couple of places in the book: As it turned out, he said it was an "interesting overview of the situation in Britain over the long term" and a "curious individual perspective"; and "Fraulein Engel, you are not a student of literature," he said. "The English flight officer has studied the craft of the novel. She is making use of suspense and foreshadowing." It is most definitely a suspenseful novel. --- It does indeed provide an "interesting overview of the situation" for the British during the second World War as seen through the eyes of two "curious individual perspectives." They are two unlikely women who travel to France, one as a pilot and the other as a resistance operative (undercover spy), on a mission. The operative is captured, however, and this story begins as her written confession she hopes will prevent more torture. To help her accurately remember all the facts that her interrogators are after, she goes back in time and tells the story of how she ended up where she is in narrative form--along with frequent comments about her present circumstances. It's an engrossing tale. Told by a professional teller of tales (undercover spy). To learn where it goes after its start, you'll have to read for yourself. --- It seems I've gotten away from listing elements and moved into telling my own tales about this book, but this making-it-up-as-I-go approach seems to have led to a bit of a review. I hope it also works as persuasion to read the book, because I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself if you do.


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