The Hornet’s Sting

  • by Mark Ryan
  • Narrated by Andy Caploe
  • 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Shaun "History"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios