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Publisher Description

A rousing tale of espionage and unsung valor, this is the captivating true story of Vera Atkins, Great Britain's spymistress from the age of 25. With her fierce intelligence, blunt manner, personal courage, and exceptional informants, Vera ran countless missions throughout the 1930s. After rising to the leadership echelon in the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a covert intelligence agency formed by Winston Churchill, she became head of a clandestine army in World War II. Her team went deep behind enemy lines, linked up with resistance fighters, destroyed vital targets, helped Allied pilots escape capture, assassinated German soldiers, and radioed information back to London. As the biographer of her mentor in the SOE, William Stevenson was the only person Vera Atkins trusted to record her story.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
NC
Nicholas Camm
LENGTH
12:06
hr min
RELEASED
2014
March 27
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
569.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Glasskey ,

Another fine perspective of WWII

Anyone interested in WWII and the millions of stories that came out of that conflict will certainly appreciate this unique perspective. I do think however that this book was meant for reading more than listening. The names, places, organizations, etc., are numerous to the point of mind-numbing. It would have helped a lot to be able to see an index or flip back and forth to confirm who or what they're talking about. Nevertheless, this book is filled with fascinating stories and the impressive achievements (as well as gutwrenching losses) this woman experienced during one of the most tumultuous times in world history.

nicolelhawkins ,

Great book, poor audiobook

This book is stunning, but the audiobook is narrated with little inflection or allure. The endless use of initialed government agencies paired with the narrators seemingly bored approach to telling this unique and exciting new perspective on WWII make it barley tolerable. In short buy the book in print. I would, if I had it to do over.

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