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Publisher Description

“The hidden history of Bletchley Park has been waiting for a master storyteller like Kate Quinn to bring it to life. THE ROSE CODE effortlessly evokes the frantic, nervy, exuberant world of the Enigma codebreakers through the eyes of three extraordinary women who work in tireless secrecy to defeat the Nazis. Quinn’s meticulous research and impeccable characterization shine through this gripping and beautifully executed novel.”

Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of HER LAST FLIGHT

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
SM
Saskia Maarleveld
LENGTH
16:02
hr min
RELEASED
2021
March 9
PUBLISHER
HarperAudio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
832.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Blue apronite. ,

Absolutely loved it

The narration was good, very descriptive . The characters were developed

Emily Ann Leon ,

Beautifully written, beautifully narrated!

A most excellent story!

leathersoul:) ,

Great listen for the long haul.

Close to 80 chapters with the last 50 being the most intriguing and engaging. The beginning is slower by comparison and initially the narrator’s British accents are a bit confusing as there are many characters and discerning the difference between them all was slight making it off putting for a bit. Overall an excellent listen during a long drive across country. The story’s hero’s and historical storyline was engaging to the well-wrapped up ending.

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