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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Follett Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat and Colin Stinton Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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D-Day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity Flick Clariet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain's most effective operatives in Northern France. She knows that the Germans' ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communications, and in the days before the invasion, no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe.

But when Flick and her Resistance leader husband try a direct, head-on assault, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, Flick has one last chance at the target, but the challenge is nearly impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be trained within days. Codenamed the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans, but the Germans are waiting for them and have plans of their own.

Filled with powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/15/2014

    " While the writing might be a bit clunky and cliche, Jackdaws is a rollicking good time. Tightly paced and just pure entertainment. Like others have said, it is basically a female dirty (half) dozen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veda Jones | 2/9/2014

    " A pageturner. Good thriller with WWII as the backdrop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/2/2014

    " I'd call this another classic Follett adventure. Well-researched, well-written and full of twists and turns to keep you guessing--for the most part--until the end. He creates an interesting cast of diverse characters that drive the story forward. I hope he continues writing in the genre, because I'm totally enjoying the WWII-themed adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Djelicka | 1/26/2014

    " This book is another great read by Ken Follett ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inês | 1/19/2014

    " Muito bom, como sempre "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 1/19/2014

    " This was a great book. It was about British women who worked for the French Resistance. They were sent to France before D DAY and were given an assignment to blow up a building. I won't tell you any more but you must read this book. I could not put the book down. It is well worth reading. You get a very good picture of what the Nazis did to people who were capture working for the French Resistance. You will find that what is happening in our society with children bulling kids and the mass murder in countries in Africa, that nothing has changed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 1/17/2014

    " I love this book. War stories are always a favorite of mine. This one deals with women spies, so it is quite a novelty "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 1/16/2014

    " 3.5 star rating. It started off very strong and enjoyable. About 1/2 way through, it became more of unrealistic historical romance novel. However, this light reading was what I needed at the time and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Vrtikapa | 1/11/2014

    " An exciting look at the women secret spies in The Resistance during World War II. A page turner that I couldn't wait to find out what happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marinda | 1/8/2014

    " Great story, I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/8/2013

    " Really enjoyed this novel; great characters and espionage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johan | 12/2/2013

    " Good and interesting book about an MI6 operation during WWII. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/31/2013

    " So far still my favourite Ken Follett book! Great characters, story and suspense! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Burt | 10/13/2013

    " I actually wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was! I recommend it if you like thrillers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 10/3/2013

    " 5 stars because, for me, it was hard to put down. The characters were well drawn and it was unusual to find a WWII story where the heroes are women. Lots of action, a bit of gore and some romance. Ken Follett does not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/25/2013

    " Girls rule!! Some strong males, but the females win this one :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalynn | 6/1/2013

    " Loved it! I didn't think I would, because I didn't like Pillars of the earth by Ken Follett, however this book was clever, action packed, and never slow. The end made me be proud of those who served in the military to protect our freedom. Awesome ending!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 1/13/2013

    " One of the most un- put - down- able books I have ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 11/14/2012

    " This was a fantastic book and kept me very interested. I found it intriguing and couldn't wait to get back to it whenever I had to put it down. Kind of interesting to hear what women did in time of war and what they could get away with because of their gender. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Einhouse | 10/24/2012

    " I love anything by Ken Follett, but this one is a special favorite; action story about women spies during WWII in occupied France "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 4/20/2012

    " Follett writes a good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Darragh | 4/4/2012

    " Pretty much non-stop action. Female British "A-Team" (and one transvestite) help make D-Day a success. It's a page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alanna P | 1/19/2012

    " Female spies who engineer their own missions and make them work despite repeated challenges? And it isn't a barely disguised romance? Sign me up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Williamson | 1/17/2012

    " I would rate this 3 1/2 stars, actually, since I liked it a lot. I love dramatic stories set during WWII, especially with great characters, and this book fits the bill. It bogged down a bit in the middle, but that had nothing to do with why I had to put it aside for a while! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 9/27/2011

    " Recommended by my daughter, Sarah. A great spy thriller set in 1944 occupied France. Ken Follett is one talented writer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 8/21/2011

    " Recommend to my wife by my son's fourth grade teacher "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Murphy | 8/15/2011

    " WW II female spies. Great summer vacation read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 6/14/2011

    " There are so many facets to WWII stories and I am always surprised by what I learn from fictional accounts of the time and circumstances. A great page turner, a good vacation book, an interesting story. I loved the fact the the protagonist was a woman orchestrating incredible acts of courage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/9/2011

    " História corrida e de leitura tambem fácil. É interessante para quem como eu gosta de histórias da 2ª Guerra. Bom como todos os que tenho lido de Ken Follett! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 5/7/2011

    " Pure Follet historical fiction. Good story line (a movie in the making), interesting plot, keep me engaged... but those massive characters again. Too many for me to keep track of unless I read it in large chunks rather than in little bits.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anshuman | 5/4/2011

    " A fast paced interesting novel based in the world war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 4/24/2011

    " Good spy, French Resistance, thriller. Complete with intrepid heroine and ruthless Nazis. Good escapist page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lkemigh | 4/20/2011

    " Too much sex but a great spy book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marinda | 4/19/2011

    " Great story, I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelie | 3/27/2011

    " The first Ken Follett book I read and it was enthralling. The characters were amazing. The storyline had so many twists,you just had to carry on reading. The end was a bit sad though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 3/13/2011

    " Not bad, not a barn burner either. Loved the English "accent" and phraseology . Plot was fair..WWII not my favorite era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/6/2011

    " Fun, fast paced WWII read in the vein of The eye of the needle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 3/2/2011

    " I enjoyed this, nice easy reading. Nothing profound or life changing in this book....no quotes to remember but if you like historical spy thrillers set areound the end of world war 2 there's every chance you'll enjoy reading this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cari | 2/14/2011

    " This book was generally entertaining but really lacked the great story telling and character development I've enjoyed in other Ken Follett books. It was very one dimensional in terms of the characters' relationships and the ending was predictable and cliche. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/7/2011

    " Quick fast read with great WWII history. "

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About the Author
Author Ken Follett

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s magnificent historical epic, the Century trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.