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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Wein Narrator: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy Bailey | 2/18/2014

    " This is a wonderful but heart-wrenching novel about many of the forgotten women of history. Though the exact women profiled in this book are fictional, they are perfect portrayals of real women who played their heroic parts during the second world war. This book is full of suspense, emotion, and the love that forms a bond between women in such trying times. "Code Name Verity" is a beautiful and important novel that should be read by anyone and everyone who wants to truly understand what war is like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheila Woofter | 2/3/2014

    " This was a beautifully written book that left me again enamored with the tales of true friends who know each other so well that they can see through everything to the truth. It did, however, leave me wondering what makes a 'young adult' book, which is the section in which it is housed in my library. My granddaughter, who is 12, is addicted to women in the navy, WWII, etc. and reads everything she can get her hands on. I thought this book might be one for her, but I quickly realized I did NOT want her to read it. The young women in the story are living in England during WWII and one is a pilot and one becomes an agent. Sounds perfect for a young woman, doesn't it? However, the agent is captured by the Nazis in France and is held and interrogated. I don't want any young person to know the things that a person can face in this situation. I can vividly remember the first time I read any details of the holocaust, and I was shocked that such things could be imagined, let alone enacted. In all fairness, there weren't lengthy descriptions of these things, but they did mention a torture that I had never heard of. I am still amazed at what evil can think up! However, a WONDERFUL book for an adult -- well-written, creatively crafted, and a book that champions the human spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bayneeta | 1/31/2014

    " Two young women from different backgrounds become best friends during WWII in England. One becomes a pilot; one becomes a spy; the two of them head to France where survival for either of them is problematic at best. Torture is mostly alluded to, but there are some brutal and disturbing scenes in this beautifully written book of friendship. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Toni Uy | 1/20/2014

    " I just couldn't get into this book! I didn't finish it. Maybe it's like the old saying it's me not you? "

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