Hornet Flight

  • by Ken Follett
  • Narrated by Byron Jennings
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler. On a Danish island across the North Sea, Harald Olufsen stumbles upon a secret German installation. With England preparing its largest aerial assault, what Harald has discovered may turn the course of the war, but the race to convey the information could have terrible consequences for everyone close to him. For his older brother, Arne, a pilot in the Danish air force, and for Arne's fiancee, Hermia, an intelligence analyst desperate to resurrect the foundering Danish resistance. And most of all, for Harald himself. Filled with knife-edge suspense and rich, tantalizing characters, this is Ken Follett writing at the top of his form, unforgettable storytelling from an unforgettable writer.


What the Critics Say

"Consistently compelling." (Booklist)
"[Follett] hits the mark again with this dramatic and tragic tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"John Lee's performance gives a heightened sense of authenticity through skillful international accents that keep the narrative flowing smoothly....Good fun!" (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Fascinating story about a little publicized aspect of WWII. This was my favorite audiobook of the year, and I listen to 2 or 3 a month!
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- Damon


a bit too sing songy an romantic, I need more blood an guts in a ww2 story.
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- mitch price

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-21-2005
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio