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3.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alistair Maclean Narrator: Alun Armstrong Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-Day plans.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 2/3/2014

    " Alistair MacLean wrote some of the first books I shared with my father. We both loved his stories. This one is one of his better books. Great story about a small group breaking ino a castle held by the Nazis to help prisoners being held in the castle escape. It was made into a movie with Clint Eastwood. The book is better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shantanu Nanda | 2/3/2014

    " Probably my entry into the action thriller genre. It was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 1/29/2014

    " Short, Bond-esque action. Good pace and good descriptions. A quick, entertaining read, without a lot of re-read potential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 1/22/2014

    " I like it better then the movie, but I think that is because a lot of stuff was going on when I was trying to watch the movie and I got lost in all the plot twists. I've found it all much much easier to follow in the book. If you like your popcorn reading WWII flavored, then I recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zora | 1/19/2014

    " This novel, written in the late 1960's, did not stand up to the passage of time. This year I also read Airport, and I was very impressed that it did hold up, particularly Hailey's treatment of women characters. This novel's definition of ideal masculinity was off-putting by today's standards, so that the hero just seemed like an arse, and there was no one to root for, which wouldn't be a failure in some nuanced lit fic exploration of a dysfunctional family, but this is a shoot-'em-up WWII adventure, and when I pick up such a book, I want a likable hero. Additionally, the "twists" in it might have seemed fresh and surprising then, but are predictable or clunky today. A "Meh" rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/18/2014

    " Good book if you enjoy WWII or military fiction in general. I think it would be a great book to take to the beach. Not that it is a trashy novel but it is short, small and lightweight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Mclaughlan | 11/13/2013

    " We know the storyline, classic - just read and enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 11/8/2013

    " It's clever and intricately woven, so much so that I'm unsure whether Smith is telling the truth or a very convincing lie.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charity U | 11/7/2013

    " I took one star off the rating because it has quite a few swear words. Nothing really bad, but d--- and God's name in vain. It's too bad, because it's a really great story except for that! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 10/5/2013

    " This was my first Alistair MacLean novel. Boy was it good. The movie was always a favorite, but this book is better then the movie. I have to read some more of MacLean's work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Windy | 8/17/2013

    " Really well written adventure story. The film was an exact representation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 4/14/2013

    " A fun read, with good twists and action. This is one of the few books I've read where the movie was almost as good as the book. If you've seen the movie (which is great), you know pretty much everything that happens in the book, but there are a few surprises which set the book apart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 3/16/2013

    " Grabbed a stack of old MacLean paperbacks from my mom's and have been slowly going through them, and they have really held up well over time. Nice to know that a good story can still be told in 200 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prashant | 1/31/2013

    " Not the best of all mclean books.. but his writing his unique .. set in the background of a war torn Europe .. its a fast paced read .. the plots change at a fast pace . yet unpredictable .. if u r to read mclean .. go with Guns of Navarone and HMS Ulysses .. they r his best works "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Preston | 10/31/2012

    " the way a good book should be... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abi | 8/10/2012

    " Turns out everyone is double bluffing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ana | 7/23/2012

    " I don't know why but this book didn't really impress me with anything. I liked the main charachter, him and his ways of tricking people, but the book itself was not that well written. Just a book to pass some time, after me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Srikanth R | 7/7/2012

    " thrilling gripping and entertaining... simply unputdownable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikram | 6/10/2012

    " Classic thriller of WW II, made into a film starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry E | 5/25/2012

    " Fast moving action. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom | 4/28/2012

    " Airplane reading during takeoff & landing. Allied invasion of Bavarian mountain fortress. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jtkpon | 4/27/2012

    " One of my childhood favorite novel. excellent piece of work.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivier Van Cantfort | 4/17/2012

    " Good suspense, but the story is so unrealistc... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 N.R. Tomasheski | 12/29/2011

    " Adventure at its finest. Suspense, action, twists and turns - it's all here. Descriptive language fuels the sense of excitement, while being a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Pearson | 12/15/2011

    " Awful prose and cliche dialogue but this is of course isn't meant to be a classic work of literature. It's a action book with an incredible amount of suspense tension and it does that brilliantly. Like the plot of an incredible commando comic. Film version is great too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ice Bear | 11/30/2011

    " Book, Film ... both are excellent. Anglo-American relations at their best, in what was then a simpler world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siddhanth | 8/26/2011

    " Finished it in a day!, One of the fastest, and the most thrilling novel I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 4/27/2011

    " I like it better then the movie, but I think that is because a lot of stuff was going on when I was trying to watch the movie and I got lost in all the plot twists. I've found it all much much easier to follow in the book. If you like your popcorn reading WWII flavored, then I recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ice | 4/4/2011

    " Book, Film ... both are excellent. Anglo-American relations at their best, in what was then a simpler world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/21/2011

    " Good book if you enjoy WWII or military fiction in general. I think it would be a great book to take to the beach. Not that it is a trashy novel but it is short, small and lightweight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guruprasad | 12/14/2010

    " What an amazing plot; led to a great movie too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " good old fashioned man thriller - a better movie but a diverting read nonetheless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/9/2010

    " I went through a long Alistair MacLean phase in high school. I loved these spy adventures because they talked about the bravery and daring of the war without going too much into the German side of the war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/5/2009

    " this book is cracking me up! Smith, the main character, is James Bond + "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 8/1/2009

    " Cheap thrills, plot twists and turns, double or triple or who knows agents, bad guys lose type of book. I think Ice Station Zebra was much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Forooz | 5/25/2009

    " a true classic MacLean. Except having seen the movie it was a bit disorienting as the movie had changed the story a lot. but it was very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 4/18/2009

    " Taut, exciting, suspenseful and a lot of fun! If the dialogue had been better I would have given it 5 stars. "

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