• Hornet Flight

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 04-18-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 3.0 (7 ratings)

Regular price: $14.01

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $14.01

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

It is June 1941 and Denmark is under German occupation. On the rocky coast of Denmark, two brothers, Harald and Arne Olufsen, starkly different in nature, are straining against the rigid confines imposed by their austere, elderly parents and trying to find their own way in life. Meanwhile, a network of MI6 spies is attempting to decipher an encrypted Luftwaffe radio signal that mentions the new Freya-Gerät: a rudimentary form of German radar equipment. Arne's relationship with Hermia Mount, an MI6 analyst, draws him into underground politics, putting him under surveillance by the Danish security forces and by one man in particular who has a personal motive to see Arne fall.
It is only a matter of time before the brothers' paths converge in a united effort to overcome the Nazis. A disused Hornet Moth biplane is their only means of getting a vital message to the British.
© Ken Follett; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Best-selling Welsh author Follett has made a career out of the WWII suspense thriller...and he hits the mark again with this dramatic and tragic tale of amateur spies pursued by Nazi collaborators in occupied Denmark in 1941." (Publishers Weekly)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Travis on 03-20-08

Intelligent page turner

In true Ken Follett style, this book is a well researched page turner, that accurately invokes the resistance efforts of World War II, and draws you into its struggle. In an age where Intelligence plays an increasing role in solving the worlds travails, this is a timely reminder of its importance and the worldwide implications its accuracy (or lack-thereof) offers.

While it didn't go into the depth of character or storyline I was hoping for, its length (4.5 hours) was ideal for an audio book.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews