The Guns of Navarone

  • by Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by Jonathan Oliver
  • 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.
Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress. To Captain Keith Mallory, skilled saboteur, trained mountaineer, fell the task of leading the small party detailed to scale the vast, impossible precipice of Navarone and to blow up the guns. The Guns of Navarone is the story of that mission, the tale of a calculated risk taken in the time of war....

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What the Critics Say

"Could hardly be bettered." (Sunday Times)
"Its strength comes from the speed of its narrative, its vivid creation of tensions and its power in handling descriptions of action." (Evening Standard)
"Action sustained at a high pitch. From the outset there is a feeling of suspense: a problem that can only be solved by action involving danger and demanding courage...an insistently gripping tale." (Scotsman)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

One of Maclean's best

I enjoyed this book immensely. It brought back great memories of the first time I enjoyed this author's work. I recommend the others as well. Great performance by the narrator also.
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- Brian Dunne

amazing and adventurous!

classic adventure tale! so good. nothing better then blowing up some Nazi's. highly recommended for all who like the genre.
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- Rufus T. Firefly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited