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The greatest discovery of the 20th century. Kept secret. Until now.

Berlin, 2015 - a well-connected SS commander is found dead, having protected the last secret of the Nazi empire for 70 years. A discovery by Nazi scientists so potent it could change the balance of world power - forever.

Led by misfit military historian Myles Munro, an international team begin to piece together the complex puzzle left by SS Captain Werner Stolz. As their hunt across Europe gathers pace, the brutal killing of one of the group signals that they are not the only ones chasing the answer. Plunged into a world of international espionage, Myles has only his intellect and instincts to keep him alive.

As the team edge closer to an explosive truth, it becomes clear to him that there is a traitor amongst them. Who can Myles trust? And can he unravel the clues of the past in time to save the future?

©2015 Iain King (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

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Nazi History and Astrology mixed together for a thrilling tale.

The best recommendation I have for this book is that I am telling everyone I meet to read it!

Mr. King mixes Nazi History and the "science" of astrology to carry the reader on a whirlwind ride of the tale of how the two intertwine. You get to tag along with Miles as he confronts the Elements and his fate as written in the stars. Just when you think he and his fellow investigators will break the secrets of a former Nazi's predictions, the rug is pulled from under them and they are off following another lead.

The person who narrates this book is the best I have ever heard! His ability to switch between British, American, French, Russian, and German dialects is genius and help to bring the characters to life. His pace moves the story along and pulls you in.

The story drags a bit at the end, but overall it was a book I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I look forward to Miles' next adventure!

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Really entertaining

I enjoyed the mix of history with fiction. The reader did a great job with accents for different characters. Highly recommend. :)

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Could have been great...

An extremely interesting plot premise, but very weak execution, one-dimensional characters and plot as if from a badly written simplistic children's book totally ruins it. I went through about 65-70% of the book before quitting.

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Men are from Mars, Nazis are from Venus?

An American, Russian, Frenchman and Brit walk into a room... This one quickly climed the ladder to my favs. It was fantastic and very well done all around. I found myself liking all the characters, even the one I was suppose to hate. What I thought I knew, I didn't. What I knew was going to happen didn't. This is one heck of a ride and you will definitely have to hold on. The narration was fantastic as well. The characters tones and accents were genuine. His pacing and tone was right on the mark. The vivid descriptions of the European landscapes and post-war monuments were so good I could picture myself standing right there. I couldn't put this one down. Awesome job all around.

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My best book of the year

Would you listen to Secrets of the Last Nazi again? Why?

I would listen to a follow-up book anytime, but I never listen to the same book twice.

What other book might you compare Secrets of the Last Nazi to and why?

I would say that it is similar to books from Dan Brown, as you think you know what is coming...but you do. Also another book I like is The Last Templar. It is similar in a sense that it works with the past and the present in a nice and exciting way.

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

No I haven't. The quality of his comments speech was really nice. He tried to put life and also the appropriate accent we're required.

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

I don't know if it is extreme, but I couldn't get in my car without listening to what was coming next in this book.

Any additional comments?

I must say, that I am really waiting for the next book to come out. I'll be looking forward to spending more time in my car.

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Awful Bloody Awful

The first 2 minutes were okay - then it went to absolute awful bloody awful ...

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  • Gillian and Christopher Eady
  • 11-13-15

Best Book of the Year

Would you consider the audio edition of Secrets of the Last Nazi to be better than the print version?

We thought the book was well read and equally as good as reading the book for yourself.

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We purchased both the Audio and Paperback versions of “Secrets of the Last Nazi “ and recommended it for our local book club in France where we live. We both enjoyed the story and thought, as a debut novel, it was very good.<br/><br/>The historical facts were accurate, and a lot of research must have been undertaken. We thought the premise of the movements of the planets as an influence on world events was an excellent concept. The action of the novel was fast and furious which made it a real page turner, you really wanted to know how the next part of the story would unfold.<br/><br/>The book was generally well received by the book club with members looking forward to the next adventure of Myles Munro.

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  • C. W. Mitchell
  • 09-24-15

Forgettable when finished, but you stay to the end

Would you try another book written by Iain King or narrated by Laurence Kennedy?

The narrator did a great job, some narrators are excruciating, this one must have been good as I did not notice him at all, which I believe is a good sign, he distinguished the characters well. The plot had a few holes, i.e. times when coincidence conveniently happen or characters hone in on the right deduction, out of a thousand of possibilities for no obvious reason. The overall major plot device stretched credulity, although depends if you are a scientist or an artist ( Zen and Art of MM etc). Popcorn, Dan Brown type stuff, which is entertaining, but ultimately forgettable.

What could Iain King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Clever plot twist at end to counter plot device throughout as I was expecting, but never came.

What about Laurence Kennedy’s performance did you like?

Did a great job with characters, including female, which can sometimes jar when performed by a male narrator. Would listen to a book narrated by him again, maybe by this author, which I would give a second chance, albeit expecting the same.

Do you think Secrets of the Last Nazi needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Maybe the main character, but not the same subject or plot driver.

Any additional comments?

OK if you know what you are buying, i.e. guilty pleasure somewhat ludicrous adventure, for grownups who should know better.

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  • richardingreece
  • 01-07-17

An excellent book

I loved this book full of intrigue and unexpected twists. I was surprisingly pleased will be looking out for more in the Myles Monroe series. A very realistic believable WW2 storyline

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  • mr
  • 06-02-16

Unbearable narrator

Couldn't get past the first hour - check you can tolerate his character voices before buying

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  • Nick
  • 08-15-15

avoid

truly some of the worst prose I have come across, clichéd and clunking. felt compelled to listen to the end with the hope that it would improve. it didn't.

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  • Patricia
  • 07-26-15

Let's hope it really is the Last Nazi

Instantly forgettable story, unoriginal and a bit tedious. Wouldn't recommend listening to this in the car as you might fall asleep at the wheel.

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  • MR JAMES RETTIE
  • 07-19-15

Bunch of plot holes serving paper-thin characters

What would have made Secrets of the Last Nazi better?

A believable plot that didn't keep making you say to yourself: ''Nonsense'' or ''Yes but why didn't they just...'' or even ''people don't behave like that''.

Would you ever listen to anything by Iain King again?

Not unless he raised his game. This title been compared with Dan Brown, rightly - and it's not a good thing.

Did Laurence Kennedy do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Yes, but a bit pantomimey.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really.

Any additional comments?

Felt annoyed that i could have been spending my time listening to something better. But having spent the money....

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  • anne
  • 07-18-15

A bit of a boys own adventure!

Not as sophisticated as The Da Vinci Code. The stats and facts quoted May be true but I wasn't interested enough to follow up on any of them. The narrator was probably perfect for the book as he added to the feeling of a boys own adventure story!

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