• by Ken Follett
  • Narrated by Samantha Bond
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is May, 1944: a time of international tension in which nothing is certain. Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance attack a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications. But the building is heavily guarded, and the attack fails disastrously. Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the "Jackdaws", and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless Intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail.


What the Critics Say

"Written in Follett's...riveting style and with his penchant for historical detail." (Publishers Weekly)
"Thoroughly entertaining." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Short but sweet

Great story, fast moving, very enjoyable. Just a little short for the price of a full credit .
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- Ian

Follett does it again

A short rollercoaster of a story told the way only Ken Follett can. As you recover from one twist you are catapulted into the next right up to the explosive end. What a sad/happy ending,in the entire story it was the only bit I saw coming,or was that what l wanted at the end? Samantha Bonds voice and beautiful diction was perfect to tell this story.
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- Diane Watson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.