• Assignment Gestapo

  • By: Sven Hassel
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Wright
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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By: Sven Hassel
Narrated by: Kenneth Wright
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It feels as if the entire area is blown up. A long rumbling explosion shakes the German position. Then an infernal scream sounds. Through flashes of fire, they see Tiny's huge silhouette with the light grey bowler on his head. He is standing by the end of the enemy trench with his machine gun resting on his hip. The tracer streak projectiles shoot out of the muzzle. Bewildered shapes flee in panic. - What a bunch of devils, the Russian lieutenant exclaims in admiration.

Sven Hassel was sent to a penal battalion as a private in the German forces. Intensely and with brutal realism, he portrays the cruelty of the war, the Nazi crimes and the crude and cynical humor of the soldiers. With more than 50 million sold copies, this is one of the world's best selling war novels.

©2018 SAGA Egmont (P)2018 SAGA Egmont

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A BRILLIANT SVEN HAZEL, MAYBE THE BEST. AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS NON THE LESS.
-- L'ECHO DE LA VENTE, FRANCE

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Excellent book

Sven Hassel at his best.
2 small remarks: I’ve read Gestapo in 3 languages and nowhere you can find “bleep” instead of the actual invective. Also, there is a name mistake for a secondary character in the last chapter at one point, but it doesn’t affect the plot.

I am dissatisfied with Audible for the fact that other books like “Monte Casino” and “Liquidate Paris” are not available in English or French.
Is Audible acting as a censor on what we can or cannot listen?

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  • MooseMalloy
  • 05-22-19

the Jim Thompson of war stories

I don't give "a tinker's cuss" if the translation is a bit old fashioned it somehow fits in perfectly with this novel by one of the most underrated writers of ALL TIME. The narration too is PERFECT in every way. His voice captures the slyness of Porta for example perfectly and is never over done. A dark dark novel but funny too in places.

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  • Avro
  • 12-08-20

Below

Not his best tale it is well put together and all that but no not his best seemed to start like a series of anicdots a mediocre centre with an end you could see coming a mile away but all the same worthwhile. I paid around £7.00 for this kind have felt like asking for £5.00 back. Maybe its just me and you may love it

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  • megaprincealbert
  • 09-17-22

Shame about the narrator

Ok so you know what you’re going to get with Hassel’s books: excesses of brutality, alcohol and whoring set amidst the meandering tale of the futility of war. While the books have stood the test of time, sadly the narration is monotone and soulless.