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Publisher's Summary

It's 17 September 1944. The Allies launch the largest airborne offensive in history, delivering 36,000 troops by parachute and glider to the Dutch/German border. In nine days' time, half of them will be casualties of war. Among their number is Theo Trickey, a young paratrooper so dreadfully injured he is not expected to survive. Under the care of Medical Officer Captain Daniel Garland, Trickey is shipped to Germany as a prisoner of war. As Garland slowly nurses him back to health, he discovers that there's something unusual about Trickey, starting with a chance meeting Trickey had with Erwin Rommel before the war....

©2017 Standing Bear Ltd (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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"Radcliffe is not just a born storyteller, but one of those generous writers who look for the best in human nature." ( Sunday Telegraph)

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  • 02-25-17

Well written but I wanted more

I enjoyed this book immensely but was genuinely surprised when it ended. I wanted to know more.
The characters are engaged, the narration is great and the scenarios believable. I will listen to this again

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  • Sandy
  • 02-14-17

Excellent

An excellent book, so well constructed and amazingly genuine. Fantastically narrated, I listened in every spare moment! Thank you for both elements!

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  • R
  • 07-28-20

Totally Brilliant

So clever the way the narrative keeps you wondering which direction the story will take. The two story lines intertwine and the last words of this first trilogy are so powerfully delivered by John Frost. What made it more personal to me was I met that man who was a hero of mine as I served in 2 Para and was aware of our history so well.
This was made all the more thrilling by the narrative delivered by Peter Noble. I enjoyed this book so much I purchased the 2nd of the trilogy and look forward to following them to occupied France and Bruenval.

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  • Love driving!
  • 03-04-19

Loved it

A good read. keeps the listener well engaged throughout. I want to pick up on the next instalments.

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  • Animal lover
  • 02-18-18

Brilliant

What an insight to the lives of our soldiers during WW11. The narration by Peter Noble is exemplary, speaking seamlessly from character to character. A story not to be missed.

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  • Phillip Dyer
  • 02-09-21

Wings of Glory

A brilliant story highlighting the life of people caught up in war, both serving and civilian folk of just not one country. Theo’s pathway through this first of three read is incredible!!!

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  • susan fletcher
  • 07-03-18

Not a great book

I’ve read all his other novels, and rather enjoyed them. This is the only one I’ve listened to. For me, the story didn’t flow, the descriptions were rather simplistic and childish, and numerous potentially interesting characters disappeared from view prematurely. Not great. Sorry...

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  • Michael
  • 03-15-17

Great story, could not stop listening

Where does Airborne rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's right up there, I want the next books now!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Airborne?

The Rommel encounters

What does Peter Noble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great character voices

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

Yes,

Any additional comments?

It stopped suddenly