• 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

Most Helpful

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

lgbt people are killed off

In traumatic, historically real and traumatic, ways. queer lives are not valued. one of the queer women is the child of 'traveling people', and a woc. two white, cisgender, straight women, one a murderer, the cis male character, and the Nazi survive.
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- Acracia

Book Details

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