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Jackdaws

Narrated by: Emilia Fox
Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
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Two weeks before D-day, the French Resistance attacks 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....

From Ken Follett, the master storyteller and best-selling author of Eye of the Needle and Code to Zero, comes this exciting thriller, set against the menacing backdrop of the Second World War and crackling with suspense and action.

Jackdaws is an irresistible novel of the Resistance and of love, courage and revenge.

©2018 Ken Follett (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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THANK you thank you Author and Narrator

What a brilliant book..from the beginning..all the way through..to the end. It took me on a wonderful journey from which I didnt want to return. It is a HUGE act to follow.

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Sensational

Could not stop listening. Ken Follet is the master story writer. This is one of his best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-2018

Gripping listen

I am not sure how one enjoys a book that at times is quite brutal, but this book greatly exceeded my expectations and I found it quite gripping. I loved the way the author switched between telling the story from different angles, so that the same scene could be reflected from opposing sides. Extremely well read by Emilia Fox.

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  • S. Foster
  • 04-11-2018

Captivating

With perfect narration by Emilia Fox and Ken Folletts amazing ability to create engaging characters to share history with such clarity. Loved every minute of it.

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  • Graham Stubbs
  • 01-10-2018

Excellent

A must listen for any lover of WW2 drama. Very well written and incredibly well read.

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  • Daire
  • 29-02-2020

Love this author!

Ken Follett’s books work well in audio form. This is the third one I’ve listened to and it was just as good as the others. Great performance also!

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  • Clair
  • 21-04-2019

A very enthralling listen

The story is so good that I found it difficult to put down, indeed at the end I was up until 2:40 am!
I like Emília Fox as an actress and her reading is superb. Her gentle cultured voice delivering some very gruesome and upsetting scenes made them all the more chilling.
Highly recommended

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  • ANDREW REDFERN
  • 09-04-2020

Shame really.

A story written in true Ken Follett style, great characters intriguing and real edge of your seat stuff at times, however this time I was actually disappointed with the narration, don’t get me wrong I love Amelia Fox the actress but her German and French accents reminded me of “Allo Allo”.

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  • Johnny
  • 09-04-2020

Outstanding listen

Being a father and Having 3 daughters mysrlf having an interest in the SAS and SOE historic records during WW II .

the story of a highly motivated intelligent and courageous woman that can be as ruthless and determined as any man at that time when homosexuality and the recognition of such and there part in the war was brushed under the carpet .. by pompous men the same men that tried to disband the SAS after the war

Thankful it’s change not sure by how much but books like this one I want my girls to read instead of other girl gibberish that can be pushed on them

Well written and narrated real edge of your seat stuff

Well done !


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  • Rosemary and John Wilson
  • 27-01-2020

Silly accent

Not a very credible plot, and often foreseeable. Worst of all, the narrator uses a comic English/German accent, with Vs and Zs for W and Th, even when the German is speaking to another German, or speaking French! Surely she or the producer should have realised this was wrong, or is this the way the author wrote it?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-2019

Great story of women in the struggles of WW2.

loved this book. I just got lost in the story of their adventures. Love Ken Follett.

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  • Ali
  • 14-10-2019

One of the best!

I’ve read a lot of Ken Follett novels. Jackdaws is definitely one of the best. If you are new to follow it, this is a great one to get you started. Thank you again Ken Follett.