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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Follett Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

On a Danish island across the North Sea, Harald Olufsen stumbles upon a secret German installation. With England preparing its largest aerial assault, what Harald has discovered may turn the course of the war, but the race to convey the information could have terrible consequences for everyone close to him. For his older brother, Arne, a pilot in the Danish air force, and for Arne's fiancee, Hermia, an intelligence analyst desperate to resurrect the foundering Danish resistance. And most of all, for Harald himself.

Filled with knife-edge suspense and rich, tantalizing characters, this is Ken Follett writing at the top of his form, unforgettable storytelling from an unforgettable writer. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 2/18/2014

    " Such an amazing storyteller. Every book of his is captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Brown | 2/6/2014

    " One of Follett's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anonymole | 1/31/2014

    " Basic test [yes/no:]: Would I recommend you read this book or not. Was it worth the few hours spent reading it? Am I pleased that I spent the time reading it? --- Yes --- "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kris | 1/27/2014

    " well, i guess that wasn't the worst thing i've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 1/19/2014

    " Enjoyable spy/resistance story that takes place in Denmark during WWII during the Nazi occupation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Riddell | 1/14/2014

    " Another great book by Follett "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Smith | 1/4/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book, but then I've never read anything by Ken Follett that I haven't liked. This is the story of a teenager faced with having to fly an old plane from Denmark to England to deliver top-secret intelligence during WWII. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gracee | 12/24/2013

    " A good strong 3+ star rated story! Knowing how Ken Follett writes I would expect more detail and plot, but the story of Danish resistance against the occupying Nazis was quite good. Kept me reading. I needed to know how the story would end. I was not disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/11/2013

    " Neat characters, great action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greenwood | 11/20/2013

    " I read this shortly before after going to Denmark myself. Great story. Brilliantly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Roy | 10/17/2013

    " I enjoyed it. I was entertained. It was a real quick read. It wasn't dynamic or magical... It was just a little better than good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 10/17/2013

    " This one takes a little while to get going and grab your attention, but it's a solid story and a fairly enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Jackson | 10/14/2013

    " Overall, a very well written book. I was definitely on the edge of my seat at times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis Peglow | 6/25/2013

    " I've read a lot of Mr. Follett 's work.. new and old, and I've pretty much liked it all. This one was great! I became very invested in the characters and loved the last-hundred-pages-thrill-ride. I highly recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malissa Mcdermott | 5/17/2013

    " A romantic but heroic novel, showing the types of resentment people faced but showed no fear to. A book of bravery in a time of hardship, I was engrossed within the first 2 pages....... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 4/23/2013

    " A perfect summer read, at least for me. No heavy lifting here -- stock characters and a predictable ending make for a quick page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/20/2012

    " Really liked it - was even late to pick up the kids because I couldn't put it down at the end! (Not that I'm always on time for that, but still....!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Sauter | 10/24/2012

    " Fast and Fun as Follett usually is. Also a good history lesson with the entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dacy Rieger | 5/27/2012

    " Entertaining. History and a love story all in one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cxqh | 3/15/2012

    " I realized I had previously read this after the prologue. I kept reading and found it just as good as the first time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marie | 2/23/2012

    " Read only one page. Too many adjectives! "He was a SHORT, VIGOROUS type with an ATHLETIC build, thirty years old, dressing in a PLAIN CHARCOAL GRAY suit and BLACK TOE-CAPPED shoes." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Kavanagh | 2/10/2012

    " I liked this one because its about foiling Nazis. I try to read every Ken Follett book I can get my hands on. Usually second hand stores have a lot of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 1/19/2012

    " I am hooked on the WWII books that Ken Follett wrote. This one is about the Danish Resistance and reads like historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 5/19/2011

    " Fantastic story of adventure over the English channel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dacy | 5/6/2011

    " Entertaining. History and a love story all in one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/11/2011

    " Fast and Fun as Follett usually is. Also a good history lesson with the entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " A bit hard to get into at first, but soon it ties in just fine. A thrilling adventure that feels likely at first, but goes over-the-top at the end to go beyond believibility. But that's OK - a nice, fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglassjohnson | 3/3/2011

    " A decent read. Some of it wasn't really very realistic, but it wasn't too bad. My first Ken Follett book -- I have another on my list - hopefully it's better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/14/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to reading more by Follett. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/1/2011

    " Really enjoyed this one...learned a lot about other countries participating in the war. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kris | 1/28/2011

    " well, i guess that wasn't the worst thing i've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 1/26/2011

    " This book made me cycle very slowly to and from work as I was listening to it. I wanted to hear as much as possible each time. Lots of drama, love, tragedy, humor and excitement.
    And... It doesn't hurt that the story is set in Denmark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/11/2011

    " Just finished this one. Fabulous historical novel about the Danish resistance in WW2. Loved every minute "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendell | 1/9/2011

    " I'm a sucker for WWII books and Follett writes as many of them as anyone. Well crafted. Follett has a thing for heroines. "

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About the Author
Author Ken Follett

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s magnificent historical epic, the Century trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.