MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two Audiobook, by Helen Fry Play Audiobook Sample

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two Audiobook

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two Audiobook, by Helen Fry Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Helen Lloyd Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799932819

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Longest Chapter Length:

20:20 minutes

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01:43 minutes

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07:19 minutes

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A thrilling history of MI9—the WWII organization that engineered the escape of Allied forces from behind enemy lines

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organization set up clandestine routes that zigzagged across Nazi-occupied Europe, enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way home. Secret agents and resistance fighters risked their lives and those of their families to hide the men.

Drawing on declassified files and eye-witness testimonies from across Europe and the United States, Helen Fry provides a significant reassessment of MI9’s wartime role. Central to its success were figures such as Airey Neave, Jimmy Langley, Sam Derry, and Mary Lindell, who was one of only a few women parachuted into enemy territory for MI9. This astonishing account combines escape and evasion tales with the previously untold stories behind the establishment of MI9—and reveals how the organization saved thousands of lives.

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“Lloyd’s narration—well paced and using just the right amount of nuance and emotion—makes a surprising difference in one’s listening experience. One expects an intense presentation, yet Lloyd’s deliberate and steady tone more vividly brings to life the many individuals who collaborated across nations to help Allies escape from and elude the Nazi war machine.”

— AudioFile 


  • “A masterful page turner you won’t be able to put down. The story of MI9 is one of the most inspiring and exciting of all WWII narratives.”

    — Alex Kershaw, author of Avenue of Spies
  • “A masterful retelling with a fascinating cast of characters straight out of a John le Carré thriller.”

    — Mark Felton, author of Castle of the Eagles
  • “A fitting tribute to the hundreds of men and women who risked their lives in assisting Allied escapees.”

    — Sunday Times (London)
  • “An engrossing picture of the commitment and courage of tens of thousands of agents who helped ‘escapers’ and ‘evaders’ in the European Theater of Operations.”

    — Michael Jago, author of The Man Who Was George Smiley
  • “An enjoyable addition to the historiography…Recommended.”

    — Choice

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About Helen Fry

Helen Fry is a historian, biographer, and author of more than twenty books focusing mainly on intelligence, prisoners of war, and the social history of World War II. She lives in London.

About Helen Lloyd

Helen Lloyd is a British actor and voice artist who recorded her first voice-over at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has spent much of her life interpreting other people’s words and bringing characters to life. A classically trained actor, she has performed with many of Britain’s leading repertory theaters, as well as at the Edinburgh Festival, the Roundhouse, and on the West End.