Stationed on the Russian Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly... All of them should be dead: Life expectancy on the Russian Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, Tiny and The Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival. Wheels of Terror is a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out. Read by Rupert Degas.
©1959 Sven Hassel (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group
the reader is very monotone and boring
st kilda blues the book and reader are very good
all the charactors sound the same no varying of story to bring them to life
maybe if narrated by a good reader
I read the book as a much younger man, as indeed I read all of Sven Hassels utterly brilliant books.
All aspects of the whole story
By giving each of these likeable roughs a distinctive accent and voice, he really brings the characters to life, The ideal man for the job.
Certain aspects of the book are heartbreaking, other parts are hilarious. The whole story is an emotional rollercoaster.
I am thoroughly delighted that Sven Hassel has at long last been brought into the audible book world. I can't wait for the rest of the works of Sven Hassel to appear in my audible library. Keep up the good work.
"More sophisticated than I expected."
I picked this up on a whim because I vaguely remembered a friend at Sixth Form raving about Sven Hassel's books. I wasn't expecting much but partly thanks to the excellent narration of Rupert Degas this turned out to be a very good read indeed.
It follows the story of a group of soldiers in a German penal regiment, the absolute canon fodder in Hitler's army. It's to the credit of the author and narrator that I was able to sympathise with what in many ways is a thoroughly dis-likable crew.
This is done by emphasising the trully awful conditions and plight of normal German soldiers in Hitler's army faced with the Russian Front. Some of what happens is genuinely heartbreaking but the roughneck humour and black hearted camaraderie of the group that Degas brings to life through Hassel's text provides blackly humorous moments of light relief too.
I will look out for more . . .
"loved it should have all the books on here"
Really enjoyed it even though ive read it a few years ago it was realy good to just listen and relax im looking forward to hearing all the other titles from sven
"A great book about the war"
Wonderfully read book. The narrator brings to life the characters of the book really well.
"The book no German publisher dared print"
Read this book in the 1970s. Still as good as it was then. Well performed.
"Another outstanding book read very well"
Being able to listen to this book while relaxing at work is a godsend. The author as usual goes into very explicit detail if you close your eyes you can imagine being there being part of this book I highly recommended
Excellent, gripping narrative of the Barbarrosa conflict in all its cruelty from both sides. No quarter given by either army likewise total disregard for non combatants.
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