Saturday, 5 August 2017

Audio Review. Rose under Fire - Elizabeth Wein

Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen, or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force.

These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive. In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil. 

My thoughts:
Another book that almost took a year to finish. But this time it was because I  put it on my old mp3 player. Big mistake, it kept jumping around chapters so I gave up. And then I listened to other audiobooks, and then I came back to this one now and then. I am bad at focusing sometimes. But hey at least it worked coming back to now and then.

Edit. This was before my mastering of audiobooks, some of this pre-sched posts are old

Rosie is a pilot during WWII. She is a civilian, but she ends up in Ravensbruck. There is a lot before and after too. Before she ended up there and how she is trying to deal with it afterwards.

The Ravensbruck time introduces us to the rabbits, medical experimented on by the nazis, and many more women. Friendships are made and they help each other survive. Loyalty in a horrible place where people are dying left and right.

A good story and I liked the friendships made in this awful place.

Sasha Pick. The narrator did a good job. She was nice listening too.

Audiobook, Unabridged, 10-12 hours?
Published June 1st 2013 by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Code Name Verity #2
Historical fiction / YA


  1. I'd find this a difficult read because of the content. It has to be a very good story.

  2. Oh my favorite era of novels and this sounds exceptional maybe I'll see if I can get it on audible

  3. Sounds good. I'll have to see if the library has the audio for this.

  4. Not my kind of book but thanks for the review.

  5. I know of others who enjoyed this one, if enjoyed is the right word! I am going to bypass it but can see how it is good.

  6. Ooh, good to know that this series works well in audio!

  7. I'm glad you're mastering audiobooks! They really are so convenient. Once you get into them you wonder how you ever managed without them :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. So easy :D But it sure took me long enough. Oh and the new bluetooth ones sure did help

  8. Glad it was a good read, set during an awful time. Can't even imagine what some of people went through...

    1. It is hard to comprehend the evil of man

  9. I have the first book but still haven't read it but they all sound amazing.

    For What It's Worth

  10. This sounds like a really interesting story.

  11. Audiobooks can be tricky especially ones that you have to download.

  12. Interesting... I like the idea of this book, but I don't think it's one I'd pick up.

  13. I've not heard of that narrator before. Maybe one day :)


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