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In March 1944, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured, 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler.
This is the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice. In a quest that ranges from the devastated, bombed out cities of Europe to the horrors of the concentrations camps, McKenna is relentless in his pursuit.
A gripping read set in the aftermath of World War II. Simon Read is a former award-winning newspaper reporter and best-selling author. Born in Britain, he is the author of Dark City: Crimes in Wartime London. He now lives in the U.S.
©2013 Simon Read (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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By David on 10-05-15

Reality is so much more chilling that the film ver

Not so much a story of the escape itself, but the detective story of find those who murdered the 50 escaped airmen. I was a bit put off to learn of harsh interrogation in London of captured Germans including allegations of torture. I could actually see some of the anger of the Germans for the "Terror" bombers. However, it's hard not to be reminded of what the Germans did to London. It was sad to hear of those that got away for various reasons. Certainly a long cast of very diverse characters. Interesting to read. This was one of those books that I had trouble setting aside. I adore the film version of the Great Escape so in some ways I'm seeing the Hollywood murder of Roger, Mac, and all the rest. At the same time, the reality is even more chilling.

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By Bex on 06-18-13

Probably Better in Book Format

What disappointed you about Human Game?

I was really looking forward to listening to this, as the plot sounded very interesting. However, I found it very difficult to get into and it was hard to remember the names. This could just be me, but it was hard to keep track of people when not seeing their names written down. I will probably give the book a go, but for me, the audiobook was a disappointment.

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By S. Jones on 04-26-16

Good but narration poor

A very good book but slightly ruined by the very poor narration. It's the only thing that puts a damper on a an otherwise good book.

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