Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Written by:
Joseph Bruchac
Narrated by:
Derrick Henry

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2013
5 hours 55 minutes
Code Talker, with starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, is a Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth. Although the mission school bans all that is Navajo, Ned secretly clings to his native language and culture. Proudly joining the U.S. Marines in 1943, he becomes a top-secret Navajo Code Talker. During bloody battles for Japanese islands, Ned and his brave band of code-talking brothers save thousands of lives using Navajo encryption the enemy never cracks.
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Lauri C.

This book was so informative and easy to listen to. I had no idea about code talkers and it’s a shame they weren’t given the respect and appreciation that they deserved.

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Pamela Brown

Excellent book. A huge part of USA history in WWII Pacific theater. It also provides a clear picture of how the USA treated indigenous people in the country. Very closely linked to the deep racism in the country. I pray this will open peoples eyes and hearts and try to change how we treat one another. The narrator does a wonderful job.

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Molly K.

Excellent book! I read it years ago and reread it, this time screening it for my students. I will definitely have my middle-schoolers read this next year when we study American history and WWII.

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Anna E.

Great story and a great listen

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Samuel B

The reading of the book was a homework for my son. Since I've not read the book, and don't have time to actually sit down and read it, decided to get it here... loved it!! And my son loves it too!! Not only I'll be able to help my child with his homework, but I've learned a lot while enjoying a good 'history' class. I know it is a novel, but many details are not novel, are facts.

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julie sprague

Love it. It is awsome. I did not relize what happend then. and it was ok too under stand.

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