• Jackdaws

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-02-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (32 ratings)


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.
©Ken Follett; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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Critic reviews

"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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4 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 19-10-16

Short but sweet

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Diane Watson on 19-01-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Frank on 31-07-08

Exciting and Riveting

This is a great story - it's riveting listening. I couldn't put it down once I started. The narrator is excellent and very easy to listen to. The pace is fast and exciting in the typical Ken Follet fashion. I've listened to 3 of Ken Follets novels on audiobook and this has been the best so far.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By lerone on 17-12-17

Simple enjoyment

Very easy book to listen to.
the narrative was excellent and plot flowed smoothly. The characters were cartoonish but enlightening about the roles of women during the war.

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