This is just a great read, just what you'd expect from Follett. You wonder how the gals can beat the Gestapo, seems the odds are all stacked against them.... Read Pillars of thr Earth, too. It's one of the best I ever read!
Suspense, drama, excellent plotline. A well told story about female British agents during WW2 just before D-Day. Real page-turner.
I loved this book! Ken Follett never disappoints me, but here, he really stirs the imagination as he follow 6 British women undercover agents working in France just days before the D-Day invation. His images of World War II are so vividly drawn that you can almost picture yourself there. This gives one a great appreciation of the dangers faced by the French underground.
Another book I couldn't put down - based on real heroes during WWII.
A rag-tag group of British female agents is sent into France to blow up a key telephone exchange on the eve of D Day
Action packed WWII adventure set in France just before D Day involving the German occupiers, the French Resistance and the British Secret Service. A real good read.
Another great Follett page-turner about a group of WWII women resistance fighters going behind enemy lines. Their mission is to infiltrate a Nazi telephone exchange in France and blow it up. With a german intelligence officer hot on their heels, it keeps you on the edge of your seat!
A review, "A very entertaining, very cinematic thriller about a ragtag, all-female band of British agents, code-named Jackdaws, sent to blow up a key telephone exchange in France..." -Publishers Weekly
This is the fictionalized story of the Jackdaws-50 women sent into France as secret agents by the OSE during WWII. Please note the Jackdaws were real. I especially liked the tag from the Official History account of Pearl Witherington. She was recommended for a Military Cross but it was downgraded to a lesser civil medal. She turned it down claiming she had done nothing civil!
This one really deserves 6 stars - great read, excellent character association, brilliant plot.
A suspenseful thriller about an all- female band of British agents, code-named Jackdaws, who are sent to blow up a key telephone exchange in France on the eve of D day.
Fast paced and very entertaining.
This book copuld easily be turned into a movie. Verry fast paced, entertaining, thrilling, well written. The characters are awesome and the interactions between them seem real. I really enjoyed this book and I don't like everything that Ken Follett writes. I highly recommend this book.
Ken Follett is definitely one of my favorite espionage/suspense writers and Jackdaws certainly delivered!
Up all night reading this one
A very entertaining, very cinematic thriller about a ragtag, all-female band of British agents, code-named Jackdaws, sent to blow up a key telephone exchange in France on the eve of D day...adventure, romance, derring-do...promises to be one of Follett's most popular novels ever. --Publishers Weekly
One of my favorite books!
Ken Follett is one of my favorite writers and this one is one of his best.
WWII ragtag, all female band of British agents code-named Jackdaws is sent to blow up a key telephone exchange in France on the eve of D-Day.
Entertaining and cinematic thriller about a ragtag, all-femaile band of British agents sent to blow up a key telephone exchange in France on the eve of D-Day. Portrayals of adventure, romance and derring-do.
Another excellent historical fiction from Ken Follett. The characters are memorable and you start to care about them...especially the villain, who starts as the all inclusive Nazi bad-guy, but is fleshed out to make him more human, with his own problems, loves, and reasons.
This was a GREAT book; full of intrigue and suspense. I love strong women and this was right up my alley. One that keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire way through... a real page turner. I enjoyed the concept as well. I like all of Follett's WWII spy novels, but this was one of the best.
A little bit adventure, a little bit romance, a little bit history - great book well worth the time to read!
I like strong female characters and this one delivers.
Great! Love this author's style. In the process of reading a couple more of his. Would recommend Jackdaws to everyone who enjoys WWII spy novels.
A CLASSIC KEN FOLLETT WAR NOVEL. MAKES YOU THINK.
Ken Follett is so good at writing a book that reaches out and grabs you for an exciting ride until the last page. This book is no different. I really enjoyed this book and reading more about the war effort on the part of the females.
This is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 6 women become secret agents with a mission to blow up the Germans commoncation lines in France. You get a great story as well as a look into WWII and the struggles they went through. And a little romance to boot.
This book was wonderful. It was suspensful, and well written. I am not a war buff, but loved this book and recommend it often.
Enjoyed so much courage heroes to be proud of
Very interesting WWII espionage story about a group of British women who parachute into German occupied France to blow up a major telephone exchange
A Very Entertaining, very cinematic thriller about a ragtag, all-female band of British agents, code-named Jackdaws, sent to blow up a key telephone exchange in France on the eve of D Day... Adventure, Romance, Derring-Do...crowd the pages of what promises to be one of Follett's most popular novels ever.
Super Follett suspense novel of WWII.
Code to Zero split-secound suspence proves that nearly a quarter of a century after his breakthrough novel,Eye Of The Needle,Follett is still a hell of a storyteller. This book is in great condition,ive never read it.
Follett is a powerful storyteller and this one does not disappoint. His characters are unforgettable and his plots are mixed with authentic detail of historical events. Just before D-day a group of courageous woman led by Felicity (Flick) Clairet from the Special Operations Executive sabotage German's lines of communications in northern France which was a vital part of the success of the D-day mission. Read about the secret mission of the Jackdaws!
Well written. Smooth. Suspenseful. Always an impediment! Hence, a solution.