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Jackdaws

Narrated by: Emilia Fox
Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Keith G Young
  • 22-03-2019

true story but poor narration

This is based on a true story split by the unintentionally hilarious accents employed in the narration.

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  • Mrs Marion D Westlake
  • 20-03-2019

Edge of the seat

The pace was amazing. Really gripping. Nicely narrated. I didn’t like the prononciation of leaped. In English it’s pronounced ‘lept’ it’s clearly meant for the American market. That jarred a little bit as there were a lot of ‘leaped’ moments! Great tale though

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-2019

Excellent story line by Ken Follett

i Liston normally to the audible to help me to help me to relax to send me to sleep . However this book did the oppersite

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  • Mrs
  • 10-02-2019

Worth ten stars

If i could give ten stars I would. Thoroughly gripping, realistic characters with immense courage: as shown by the real SOE heroes of WW2.
Thank you for writing this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-2019

Jackdaws

Slow to begin and the narrator didn't help but totally changed as it went on. Emily Fox became very interesting and the book excellant!! Wonderful detail as usual and really brought home how brave people can be, working secretly to help save lives. Ken Gillett excellent as usual.

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  • Fittpar
  • 14-12-2018

Not at all one of Ken Folletts best books

I normally love Ken Folletts books, this is clearly not one of them. started well, but went down hill as the book unfolded. didn't enjoy the narration which didn't help.

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