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Publisher's Summary

It is the Second World War and France has fallen. In their trusty fishing boat, Genevieve, armed with only a flame-thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army. This is classic Shute: a thrilling adventure about the heroism of ordinary men that will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering them on.
©2012 Nevil Shute (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A magnificent thrill; it is also a tale of character, for every member of the little ship's company is worth meeting. A book that should not be missed." (Daily Telegraph)
"Mr. Shute's style is ideal for this kind of book. He revels in incident and he draws his people with loving care. Here, he's reminiscent of H.E. Bates at his best; that same ability to make you passionately interested in anything he's interested in, and to make the most outlandish happening seem credible his characters are so real." (Monica Dickens)
"Mr. Shute always has good things to offer...the power to convey the springs of heroic conduct in the lightest and least assuming of tones." (Times Literary Supplement)
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By Anniebligh on 02-05-13

Censored for 3 years

A most interesting earlier Shute. Written in 1942 and kept under wraps till the end of WW11. Britian (and the Commonwealth and Territories) were 'on their own' and I expect it was written to inspire hope.

In this story Britian is getting ready for a German Invasion, many European people had escaped to England to support the war effort, and the German Army was heading into Russia.The Air raids on London had started.

This is a story of a commando raid proposed by a couple of Navy blokes who really want to do more and are supported by a third man (Army Intellegence) who privately wants to give hope to the people of Brittany.

It is a good story and, although perhaps based on Shute's knowlege and experience to some extent, it is written as popular fiction.

While Nevil Shute is better known for his later stories, 'On The Beach' and 'A Town like Alice' , this one sits well along with his 'Pied Piper' as good war time stories about individuals.

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By BikeMeister on 02-11-13

Inimitable Nevil Shute Style

One of my favorite witers, Nevil Shute unfolds his story in an intelligent and unique manner. His historical and technical understanding and accuracy are superb as always.

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By Thor on 12-06-15

An other matter fact story.

I started with Nevil Shute with A Town Like Alice. I really like his style of writing. It is factual, with out being emotional. However that does not stop you getting very involved in the story and hoping for a good end. However life does not always work that way.

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By Patricia H. Keane on 02-21-15

Story & characters very engaging. wonderful reader

Would you listen to Most Secret again? Why?

Yes. Great story and very pleasant reader.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Martin, so English

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Everything was exciting and interesting. I am choosing the walk to the boat.

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


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