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The Brenner Assignment Audiobook

The Brenner Assignment: The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of World War II

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Publisher's Summary

Earphones Award Winner (AudioFile Magazine)

Like a scene from Where Eagles Dare, a small team of American spies parachutes into Italy behind enemy lines. Their orders: link up with local partisans and sabotage the well-guarded Brenner Pass - the Nazis' crucial supply route through the Alps - thereby bringing the German war effort in Italy to a grinding halt.

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©2008 Patrick K. O'Donnell (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"In a story so full of plot twists, intrigue, danger, and violent death as to top any bestseller list, O'Donnell recounts the true story of a U.S. mission to sabotage a critical Nazi supply route in the Italian Alps. Dennis Boutsikaris presents the journalistic account in the way it was written—as a James Bond thriller." (AudioFile)

"O'Donnell clearly enjoys narrating war’s gristle along with its meat; small successes and failures ground the story in the reality of sabotage, reconnaissance, capture and escape, torture and murder. Along the way, the participants’ motivations, allegiances, thoughts and actions come alive in vigorous, exciting prose. A taut real-life thriller." (Kirkus Reviews)

"With thorough research and new interviews, O'Donnell provides an insightful look into the internal struggles of the burgeoning OSS as well as a real-life espionage adventure of bravery, ingenuity and sacrifice." (Publishers Weekly)

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    overall was a good reading, but i felt a lack of rhythm. Sometimes i would like to get more involved with the characters and the story, but i couldnt. Sometimes it seemed more like a documentary than a story.

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