To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it - no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.
©1995 Greg Iles; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"This stunning, horrifying, mesmerizing novel will keep readers transfixed from beginning to end....From the very first page, Greg Iles takes his readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride, juxtaposing tension-filled action scenes, horrifying depictions of savage cruelty, and heart-stopping descriptions of sacrifice and bravery. A remarkable story from a remarkable writer." (Booklist)
"A thriller that really thrills...on fire with suspense." (Stephen King)
This is truly an amazing story that pushes your emotions in all different directions. Choosing Dick Hill as the narrator was crucial as the story is simply wonderful but he adds a little to it with his voice. It is a very very very good book. It is a little disturbing since it is about the Nazi's but the characters are great and they each stand on their own. You dont know what is going to happen, who is going to survive, who is going to make it and so on. The action sequences are great and on could go on and on about this book. Take a listen and get ready to take a trip.....
The swift pace and descriptions of landscapes and inanimate objects which were all very important to telling this story. The characters are colourful yet not over constructed.
Stern. His past and what motivates him.
Dick Hill is a master narrator. His accents and female voice overs are excellent.
Absolutly. It was the most riveting book I have listened to yet.
He did an excellent job, I thought there was at least three voices.
Gosh, this was a good book, even though I am not a World War II buff. There is no better narrator than Dick Hill. In fact, he is the reason I bought this book at all, I love him so. You get so caught up in his characters, you forget it is just one narrator. This is a story of a rescue of woman and children from a Nazi medical experiment camp. It is so full of twists and turns that it keeps you on your toes. The rescue is very dramatic, and there is an epilogue of surprising plot. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense.
This book, and Dick Hill's narration, truly deserve the 5 star reviews. We were completely captivated by the story and Dick Hill's voice. While there is some violence in the story, none of it is too graphic, and violence IS part of the story. It's a war story after all.
Greg Iles develops the characters beautifully...they become real. There are twists and turns to the plot, and throughout you are pulling for the characters to accomplish their mission. We were so wrapped up in the story we sat up into the wee hours of the night listening.
This is now on my list of books that stand out from a field...a field that incoludes many excellent books.
If you like this I recommend trying the following books. In a pack of A- books, these stand out as A+.
The Book Thief
A Brit and an American go behind enemy lines to destroy Hitler's poisonous gas factory before he has a chance to use the gas on them. The factory is located at a concentration camp which becomes a major component in the story.
I would compare it to Ken Follett's Hornet Flight, another WWII novel about a secret mission behind enemy lines.
Rachel was a resilient, remarkable woman to endure what she did and the deep love she had for her two children.
One of the best audio books and performances I've listened to so far!
Loved this book when I first read it years ago. Still love it!
It's one of the top 20
Yes - it was a roller coaster ride almost from the beginning,
When our hero descends into the concentration camp.
James Bond before James Bond!
Even though I pretty much knew the outcome - the story was fantastically written and had a great sense of anticipation.
I highly recommend this to everyone. Fantastic pace and as stated in the Headline a Great listen.
Definitely, I can drive when hearing the story. I have started to tell friends, read a book if and let your imagination bring the story to life, much better than a 120 spliced movie or TV series. However, I listen to my books as I look forward to the narrator bringing the book to life and also allowing my imagination to paint the canvas. A little different, but very enjoyable for me.
The historical time period has been done soooo many times, is there a different story line? I have to say yes, I was pleasantly surprised.
Of course, Dick Hill performances are very enjoyable.
Yes, but I did not have the time.
A different approach to the story that did not displace the listener. Worth the credit.
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