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The Eagle Has Landed: Liam Devlin, Book 1 | [Jack Higgins]

The Eagle Has Landed: Liam Devlin, Book 1

It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, SS Reichsfurher Heinrich Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil in November 1943.
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Publisher's Summary

It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, SS Reichsfurher Heinrich Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil in November 1943.

But, despite spectacular secrecy, there was to be no surrender without a fight....For in a remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is gathered together, ready to do battle for a nation against the most ruthless task force ever assembled.

©1996 Jack Higgins (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"100 percent proof adventure." (The New York Times)

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    Mark SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, United States 12-06-12
    Mark SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Halfway through, and am taking a breather..."

    ...as this project has perhaps too many men with too many names in rather a lot of rooms conversing in quite a few accents. Yeah, the planning stage for a heist has been known to drag other tales down too. Maybe I'll skip forward to the action and just imagine all the chin wagging I missed. And does Himmler have to look so gosh darn evil every time our writer conveys his physicality to us? Less would have been more. For planning more intense, but from real life, try Operation Mincemeat or Agent Zigzag - both by Ben Macintyre.

    If I dive back into the story and finish I'll come back and add an addendum to this rather ungenerous blurt of mine here.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David Share Los Angeles USA 08-25-12
    David Share Los Angeles USA 08-25-12 Member Since 2009

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    "The Eagle has Landed"

    This is Jack Higgins first book and in my opinion his best. I consider it a classic in that I will want to listen to it again and again. Written not too long after WW II it tells an interesting story that could have been. It will appeal to not only WWII fans but to anyone who likes a good story with suspense, a little humor, history and even common philosophy.

    The narrator was great for this book and really adds to its listening pleasure.

    Readers will want more of Jack Higgins books but beware none are as good as this one. They range from good all the way down to real pot boilers. Read all reviews carefully.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pete Marietta, GA, United States 12-11-12
    Pete Marietta, GA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Better than the movie."
    What did you love best about The Eagle Has Landed?

    This was a very interesting story, and had been made into a wonderful movie in the 70's. the book goes deeper into the history and background.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think my favorite was the leader of the German commandoes. But that may have been influenced by the fact that a young and dashing Michael Caine played him in the film.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think it would be the ending of the book. Different from the film, I found it gave a credibility to the story that left me believing it really may have happened.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could have. I was on a road trip that made it a little easier. Being alone, I was able to continue listening when on food stops.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the reader. the pace was good. I could differentiate the different characters. It was a good listen. Great book. So glad I listened to this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DiverDown Dublin, CA 09-18-13
    DiverDown Dublin, CA 09-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The best WWII Drama you can't believe"
    Where does The Eagle Has Landed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is incredible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is, for the most part, true!


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

    No. Great narrator, though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 07-24-13
    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 07-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Nazis, Spies and Love"

    If you're a WWII buff, enjoy spy stories, or just enjoy a good story with romance, intrigue, and adventure, you'll really enjoy this book. The author challenges you to decide if it's true, or even plausible. It certainly seems plausible to me, and I would not be surprised to find out about dozens of other similar stories of WWII.

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    carl BERWICK, PA, United States 05-18-13
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    "A1+"
    What did you love best about The Eagle Has Landed?

    everything...Writing,story,plot,narration and ending..


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES...The narration mae it feel real..


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

    no,but I will.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    So far fetched,BUT...might just be believable...


    Any additional comments?

    Super .....well done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 07-01-12
    Amazon Customer Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fabulous story, fabulous performance."
    If you could sum up The Eagle Has Landed in three words, what would they be?

    Enthralling


    What other book might you compare The Eagle Has Landed to and why?

    ?


    What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

    Astounding performance -- one really might have believed that several excellent performers were playing the different parts.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Couldn't put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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