Jackdaws

  • 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.

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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.