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Hornet Flight Audiobook

Hornet Flight

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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)

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    Doreen Rolker Towson 07-04-15
    Doreen Rolker Towson 07-04-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Excellent"

    Another Follett winner! Espionage, danger, evil, and love all in a WWII adventure setting....with a great plot

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    Lydia 06-19-15
    Lydia 06-19-15 Member Since 2009
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    Enjoyed the story about Denmark during World War II. Good narration, the accent was a bit over bearing at times.

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    msparise 05-20-15
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    "Wow"

    I loved this book. I was on the edge of my seat. This is a must read for Ken Follett fans!

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    Lisa White 05-18-15
    Lisa White 05-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story. Excellent narration."

    I like historical fiction. By his book is exciting and offers a glimpse into a part of WW2 that you rarely hear about.

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    jim 04-28-15
    jim 04-28-15
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    "one of my favorites!"

    This story was inspiring,it let's us know to always fight against the oppression from a government. Stand and fight, do your part to preserve your freedom.

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    Barry Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States 01-12-15
    Barry Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States 01-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Exciting......"

    Great story, suspenseful, clever and interesting! A short story which reminds us how the war touched so many in so many different unexpected ways.

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    C. Cook 04-10-13
    C. Cook 04-10-13
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    "Good listen; a little predictable story line"
    Where does Hornet Flight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I thoroughly enjoy this listen -- I liked the well-constructed plot, although I knew where it was going. But the narration put it over the top -- so well done. Overall, I'd rate this as one of the more enjoyable books, but not at the top.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I might have laid out fewer story-line cues so that the listener wouldn't get too far ahead of the plot.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first John Lee I've heard. I'll be on the lookout for others.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Harold's father lied to protect Harold. It went against his beliefs and the love for his son became more important.


    Any additional comments?

    I do recommend this book. It's a wonderful listen -- lots of detail, which I liked because I it gave me clearer images in my mind. If you're not a fan of detail, I wouldn't recommend this book.

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    louis r menendez Elk Grove, CA, US 03-05-13
    louis r menendez Elk Grove, CA, US 03-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story! Very entertaining!!"
    What did you love best about Hornet Flight?

    Details, and the story itself.


    Any additional comments?

    Why make this reviews so painful? why not settle for a short to the point comment and that is it, maybe some other people like to go on and on but then some of us just do not have the time to be yakking about something that I enjoyed personally.

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    Amazon Customer 01-30-13

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    "Are all Follet books the same?"

    It seems that Follett has about 5 or 6 cardboard character templates that populate all his books. It is so wooden even John Lee can't bring them to life.

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    Tim United States 01-01-13
    Tim United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2011

    I read nothing that is popular.

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    "Great Introduction to Follett"

    Hornet Flight is a great introduction to the author if you are not familiar to Follett's other work. Unlike his other epic novels that is really long and really well written, "Hornet Flight" gives you a glimpse of historical fiction, action, romance, and good old fashion family drama. This can all be achieved within 14 hours.

    After you read this title, you will be ready for more, like Pillars of Earth, Fall of Giants, and many more intensive writing from Ken Follett. Many of his books are also in the abridge version, such as this one.

    Please don't think about getting any of his books abridge because you will be cheating yourself. You will be missing a whole lot of substance from a marvelous writer.

    To sum up my thoughts on this review, think Top Gun, but during the Second World War.

    Good action in the sky.

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