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THE ENIGMA GIRLS How Ten Teenagers Broke Ciphers, Kept Secrets, and Helped Win World War II

by | Read by Moira Quirk

Children Ages 8+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

English American actor Moira Quirk narrates the experiences of 10 young women who were all involved in some fashion in British code-breaking efforts during WWII. Each figure represents one facet of the mammoth project, which encompassed decrypting the Nazis' famed Enigma cipher, transcribing and indexing messages, monitoring radio transmissions, and more. Excerpts from journals and memoirs allow the women's own voices to be heard, but despite references to the UK's regional and socioeconomic diversity, Quirk does little to particularize accents. However, listeners will be grateful for her articulate delivery of the art and science of cryptography. Many of these explanations are difficult to follow aurally, but Quirk helps listeners keep encrypted letter patterns straight. Fascinating. V.S. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2024

DD ISBN 978-1-5461-1763-6 $24.99


Library Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2024

DD ISBN 978-1-5461-1764-3 $74.99

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