The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean audiobook

The Guns of Navarone

By Alistair MacLean
Read by Jonathan Oliver

HarperFiction 9780008369705
11.85 Hours Unabridged
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This is a new re-issue of the classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The guns of Navarone, huge and catastrophically accurate, embedded atop an impregnable iron fortress in the Mediterranean Sea. Twelve hundred British soldiers trapped on a nearby island, with no hope of rescue from Allied ships, waiting to die. Keith Mallory, world-famous mountaineer, skilled saboteur. His mission: to lead a small team of misfits and silence the guns forever. Reaching the island and scaling the sheer cliffs undetected will be hard enough; defeating the German forces and destroying the massive guns all but impossible. And as for getting out alive when there may be a traitor in the team…

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New York Times bestseller

This is a new re-issue of the classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

The guns of Navarone, huge and catastrophically accurate, embedded atop an impregnable iron fortress in the Mediterranean Sea.

Twelve hundred British soldiers trapped on a nearby island, with no hope of rescue from Allied ships, waiting to die.

Keith Mallory, world-famous mountaineer, skilled saboteur. His mission: to lead a small team of misfits and silence the guns forever.

Reaching the island and scaling the sheer cliffs undetected will be hard enough; defeating the German forces and destroying the massive guns all but impossible. And as for getting out alive when there may be a traitor in the team…

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“MacLean is a born storyteller with a strong sense of participation characteristic of his adventures…As the tension mounts, one gets to know the five men, to credit the incredible because of their characters.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Action sustained at a high pitch. From the outset there is a feeling of suspense: a problem that can only be solved by action involving danger and demanding courage…An insistently gripping tale.” The Scotsman (Edinburgh)
“Its strength comes from the speed of its narrative, its vivid creation of tensions, and its power in handling descriptions of action.” Evening Standard (London)

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Author Bio: Alistair MacLean

Author Bio: Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean (1922–1987) was a Scottish author of popular thrillers and adventure stories. His best-known works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra, and Where Eagles Dare, all of which were the basis for major motion pictures. He was the son of a minister brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a teacher. Two and a half years spent aboard a wartime cruiser gave him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. His books are estimated to have sold over 150 million copies. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the twentieth century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 11.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English