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Publisher's Summary

It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, SS Reichsfurher Heinrich Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil in November 1943.
But, despite spectacular secrecy, there was to be no surrender without a fight....For in a remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is gathered together, ready to do battle for a nation against the most ruthless task force ever assembled.
©1996 Jack Higgins (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"100 percent proof adventure." (The New York Times)
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By David Share on 08-25-12

The Eagle has Landed

This is Jack Higgins first book and in my opinion his best. I consider it a classic in that I will want to listen to it again and again. Written not too long after WW II it tells an interesting story that could have been. It will appeal to not only WWII fans but to anyone who likes a good story with suspense, a little humor, history and even common philosophy.

The narrator was great for this book and really adds to its listening pleasure.

Readers will want more of Jack Higgins books but beware none are as good as this one. They range from good all the way down to real pot boilers. Read all reviews carefully.

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By Carol on 12-11-12

Better than the movie.

What did you love best about The Eagle Has Landed?

This was a very interesting story, and had been made into a wonderful movie in the 70's. the book goes deeper into the history and background.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think my favorite was the leader of the German commandoes. But that may have been influenced by the fact that a young and dashing Michael Caine played him in the film.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think it would be the ending of the book. Different from the film, I found it gave a credibility to the story that left me believing it really may have happened.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wish I could have. I was on a road trip that made it a little easier. Being alone, I was able to continue listening when on food stops.

Any additional comments?

I really liked the reader. the pace was good. I could differentiate the different characters. It was a good listen. Great book. So glad I listened to this one.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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