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The Rose Code: A Novel

The Rose Code: A Novel

Scritto da Kate Quinn

Narrato da Saskia Maarleveld


The Rose Code: A Novel

Scritto da Kate Quinn

Narrato da Saskia Maarleveld

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5/5 (168 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
15 ore
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Pubblicato:
Mar 9, 2021
ISBN:
9780062943491
Formato:
Audiolibro

Nota del redattore

Code breaking spy thriller…

“The Alice Network” author Kate Quinn has clearly cracked the code to creating thrilling, espionage historical fiction because she’s done it again with “The Rose Code.” Working as Enigma code breakers during World War II, three very different women (debutante Osla, ambitious working-class Mab, and shy genius Beth) race to uncover a traitor in their midst. For any readers not already in at “code breaking spy thriller,” did we mention the stakes include a royal wedding?

Descrizione

“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...

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Mar 9, 2021
ISBN:
9780062943491
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network and The Huntress. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two rescue dogs.


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  • (5/5)
    So we’ll written and engaging! As per any great book, I didn’t want it to end. I wish all books were this engaging!
  • (5/5)
    The characters were described so vivid and the reader got to know each one.this book has the excitement and action I love,the ending did not disappoint either
  • (5/5)
    Excellent research into Bletchley Park and the Enigma code, during WW2. And the unsung heroes that worked there.
  • (5/5)
    Great story. Inside view of actual history Would recommend highly.
  • (4/5)
    Interesting book. Glad to know that Bletchley Park has been refurbished and is now a museum thanks to Kate Middleton.
  • (5/5)
    Some of Quinn’s books aren’t great...but this one is fantastic! Loved it!
  • (4/5)
    What a fascinating read this was - WWII history plus an overarching mystery, it was informative and filled with a mix of interesting characters both fictional and historical. Secrets are exposed gradually as Quinn takes us back and forth from the war to several years post-war (and the eve of Princess Elizabeth's wedding) and we learn about the backgrounds of three very different women and their work at Bletchley Park during the war, and what happened to them after. The talk about the work of decoding of Nazi messages was way above my capacity to truly understand, but was explained enough that it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. The narration of the audiobook was excellent, and made it easy to keep up with the characters. Overall the book left me wanting to learn even more about the work at Bletchley Park (I want a some visuals of the machinery involved) and to read more of Quinn's work.
    Thanks to Netgalley and Harper Audio for providing a copy for an unbiased review.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic! Great characters, great story, great mystery - I love how she fleshed the true story to life.