Code Name Verity : Code Name Verity

  • by Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Series: Code Name Verity
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in Verity's own words, as she writes her account for her captors.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great narration of a great story

A Carnegie medal short listed book. This was a story that kept me intrigued from start to finish with characters that I immediately warmed to. The two narrators added to the story.
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- Claire

I adored it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh yes, I have done and will. I will also recommend they try and get the audio version, as I think the narrators performance elevated the book to a higher level, and I did wonder if I would think it was as exceptional if I had just read it the traditional way. Why would I recommend it? Well because it's better than most books. It doesn't fall into the good while you are reading it, but forgettable category or an entertaining enough diversion, it is simply a great book. And great books are few and far between.

What did you like best about this story?

The two girls; their differences, their bravery and their love for each other. They were splendid.

Which character – as performed by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell – was your favourite?

I suppose I liked Julie best, but didn't get to know her very well under the circumstances. Maddie was lovely though, and heartbreaking and warm and brave.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

oh God, yes. Both. And terribly sad...

Any additional comments?

I envy people who haven't read this as they get the chance to experience it for the first time.

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- Mo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2012
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd