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Code Name Verity (MP3)
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
Code Name Verity (MP3)
Written by:
Elizabeth Wein 
Read by:
Lucy GaskellMorven Christie 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
10 hours 40 minutes 
MP3 size:
465 MB 
Published:
May 24 2022 
Available Date:
May 24 2022 
Age Category:
Young Adult (13+) 
ISBN:
9781038611703 
Genres:
Fiction; Historical Fiction; World War II; Young Adult Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year
Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year
Library Journal Editor's Choice

Winner AudioFile Earphones Award 2012

"The word crossover appears many times on publisher information sheets, but this is the real deal. An incredibly assured debut novel, full of convincing detail, heart-stopping emotion and tension. I have high hopes for Code Name Verity."
The Bookseller

A universally acclaimed Edgar Award winner, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. This updated edition features a brand-new short story and an essay from the author.

World War II thriller in which two young girls, one a Resistance spy and the other a transport pilot, become unlikely best friends. ‘It’s like being in love, discovering your best friend.’ A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. But just one of the girls has a chance at survival. Arrested by the Gestapo, 'Verity' is given a choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. They’ll get the truth out of her. Only, it won’t be what they expect. A visceral story of danger, resolve and survival, Code Name Verity shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. This updated edition features a brand-new short story, a retrospective from the author, a Q&A and more.

Breaking away from Arthurian legends (The Winter Prince, 1993, etc.), Wein delivers a heartbreaking tale of friendship during World War II. In a cell in Nazi-occupied France, a young woman writes. Like Scheherezade, to whom she is compared by the SS officer in charge of her case, she dribbles out information—“everything I can remember about the British War Effort”—in exchange for time and a reprieve from torture. But her story is more than a listing of wireless codes or aircraft types. Instead, she describes her friendship with Maddie, the pilot who flew them to France, as well as the real details of the British War Effort: the breaking down of class barriers, the opportunities, the fears and victories not only of war but of daily life. She also describes, almost casually, her unbearable current situation and the SS officer who holds her life in his hands and his beleaguered female associate, who translates the narrative each day. Through the layers of story, characters (including the Nazis) spring to life. And as the epigraph makes clear, there is more to this tale than is immediately apparent. The twists will lead readers to finish the last page and turn back to the beginning to see how the pieces slot perfectly, unexpectedly into place. A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching.
Kirkus Reviews

"To reveal almost anything about the way events in CODE NAME VERITY unfold would spoil the book’s many twists and turns and revelations. It all begins with Maddie, a young pilot, and Queenie, who are both part of the British war effort during WWII. The audiobook is its own revelation—narrators Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell bring Queenie and Maddie to vibrant life, and listeners will fall in love with them from the start. Gaskell and especially Christie perform (and even sing in) a variety of English and Scottish accents as well as flawless French and German. More than that, they so fully inhabit the characters that the most harrowing moments, so intimate and immediate on audio, are nearly unbearable. It's an extraordinary book, made even more extraordinary by their truly spellbinding narration."
AudioFile Magazine