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The Hornet’s Sting Audiobook

The Hornet’s Sting: The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum

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Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Sneum, Mark Ryan describes how Tommy made an incredible escape from Denmark in a battered old Hornet Moth aircraft - which he had to refuel in mid-air by climbing out on the wing. Later, he escaped from Denmark again - by walking across a treacherous frozen sea on which two of his companions died.

Tommy brought over precious intelligence about the Nazi radar installations in Denmark and their atom bomb - his reward was to be imprisoned in Brixton as a suspected double agent and threatened with execution. He cheated the hangman - but it is only with the publication of this enthralling book that Sneum can be celebrated as, in the words of Professor R.V. Jones, Churchill's chief of scientific intelligence, one of the true heroes of World War II.

©2009 Mark Ryan (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Shaun Caboolture, Australia 01-06-15
    Shaun Caboolture, Australia 01-06-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Sobering, fascinating, top draw"

    "Lest we forget" An absolutely brilliant listen for those who wish to appreciate the unbelievable breadth and depth of struggle in WWII.
    Very credible story readily referenced within the audio book itself (I mean many explicit references that the reader can investigate. I did not investigate any myself. I did do a few google searches etc and found many hits, links etc corroborating the story. It would appear this is one of those stories where life is more fantastic than fiction).

    Staggering.

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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 05-10-17
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 05-10-17 Member Since 2016

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "This does not stand up to today's standards"

    Want misogyny and total lack of respect for women? Want a man that borders on psychopathy? This is the book for you. If this man had been born 20 years later he would have wound up in prison, no doubt. He is brave, that's true, but so are psychopaths because they cannot imagine their plans not working. I stopped listening after getting utterly fed up with this man discussing his sexual prowess in detail. I would have loved to hear whether the women felt as astounded with him as he obviously did. I doubt it.

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