We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Hornet Flight | [Ken Follett]

Hornet Flight

It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.
Regular Price:$31.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

On a Danish island across the North Sea, Harald Olufsen stumbles upon a secret German installation. With England preparing its largest aerial assault, what Harald has discovered may turn the course of the war, but the race to convey the information could have terrible consequences for everyone close to him. For his older brother, Arne, a pilot in the Danish air force, and for Arne's fiancee, Hermia, an intelligence analyst desperate to resurrect the foundering Danish resistance. And most of all, for Harald himself.

Filled with knife-edge suspense and rich, tantalizing characters, this is Ken Follett writing at the top of his form, unforgettable storytelling from an unforgettable writer.

Don't miss Ken Follet discussing the history of the thriller and its role in literature at the 92nd Street Y.

©2002 Ken Follett; (P)2002 Penguin Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Consistently compelling." (Booklist)
"[Follett] hits the mark again with this dramatic and tragic tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"John Lee's performance gives a heightened sense of authenticity through skillful international accents that keep the narrative flowing smoothly....Good fun!" (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1088 )
5 star
 (423)
4 star
 (464)
3 star
 (156)
2 star
 (32)
1 star
 (13)
Overall
4.2 (447 )
5 star
 (192)
4 star
 (175)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.4 (444 )
5 star
 (234)
4 star
 (160)
3 star
 (39)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 04-08-08
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 04-08-08 Member Since 2006

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

    HELPFUL VOTES
    618
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    359
    112
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    40
    0
    Overall
    "Terrific WWII Thriller"

    Follett is always at his best when doing historial fiction. Like Pillars... and World... (both spoiled me for very long very excellent books) his usual cast of heroes whom are easy to root for. The tension of the omni-present Nazi police adds much excitement. We know they don't play fair. It has its share of twists but mostly you just want the protagonists (the resistance) to succeed. More excellent narration, this time with a Nordic/Swedish accent that adds a sense of place. A classic? Of course not. A great fun "read"? You bet!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andy 09-29-06
    Andy 09-29-06 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    73
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    200
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "I hate Nazis"

    Very entertaining. Admirable job by the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Arlington, VA, United States 07-16-06
    David Arlington, VA, United States 07-16-06 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    370
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Read"

    Great Book! Highly recomended book. I hated to turn it off. Get it, you won't regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ikey USA 03-19-06
    Ikey USA 03-19-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "What A Great Novel"

    This was a great read.A great plot and complex yet plausible characters . I not only found this a classic spy novel but great love story. John Lees narraration made it easy to complete in 3 sittings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    09-25-05
    09-25-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    176
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Audio Adventure!"

    Started a wee bit slow but picked up the pace with good story content and action that kept you wanting more each time you had to stop. Highly recommend this to all action readers. Charming romance evolves throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Allan H. 05-17-05
    Allan H. 05-17-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Accurate Historical Perspective"

    Excellent story about the early WWII and Danish resistance. The story gives an accurate description of life the Denmark in the early 40s and how the Danes tried to cope with the German occupation. I grew up in Denmark, and when I was a teenager spoke to my grandfather, who was in his 30s during the occupation, at length. Follett story pretty much matches what I recall hearing.

    I do wish that John Lee had spoken to a Dane before trying to pronounce names and locales. I had to actually look in the book several times in order to figure out what or who he was talking about. And I grew up on the west coast of Denmark within 50 miles of much of the action! Otherwise, John Lee?s narration is world-class, as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rich A. Falls Church, VA 04-12-05
    Rich A. Falls Church, VA 04-12-05 Member Since 2004
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    129
    4
    Overall
    "One of the Best Historical Adventures"

    A great book. Many well defined characters with realistic interactions. A lot of technical discussions of different things: flying, mechanics, etc. One of the most exciting endings I have ever read. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andreas Bixby, OK, USA 03-08-05
    Andreas Bixby, OK, USA 03-08-05 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "hornet flight"

    A wonderful story. The characters were well developed, and the story kept my attention. Although the ending was predictable, this book was more about the journey then the denstionation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mary Canby, OR, USA 01-15-08
    Mary Canby, OR, USA 01-15-08 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    27
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "great intrigue"

    I didn't think I would like this very masculine subject but I did. It kept me guessing what was coming next. Good read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 51-59 of 59 results PREVIOUS156NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.