The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.
One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.
"A real humdinger. The best MacLean." (Daily Mirror)
"There is a splendid audacity about Where Eagles Dare, in which a handful of British agents invade an 'impenetrable' Gestapo command post...MacLean offers a real dazzler of a thriller, with vivid action, fine set pieces of suspense and a virtuoso display of startling plot twists." (The New York Times)
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Wonderful to have Alistair MacLean available
The book sticks close to the movie of the same name, which is not surprising when you realize that MacLean wrote the movies screenplay before the novel. Richard Burton's young son complained to his father that he could not see any of his dad's movies, so the actor approached MacLean to rectify this. And to my mind this is perhaps the most thrilling and exciting novel from MacLean and a very easy purchase.
Yes, I know the plot backwards and forwards from the movie but you get so involved in the action that you forget that you already know what happens. This means (for me at least) that this title will have a high replay value
I think Oliver did an excellent job. At first I wasn't so sure about Oliver but as the book went on I got used to Oliver and consider him up there with the likes of Simon Vance (my personal favorite narrator)
It's wonderful to see unabridged MacLean narrations on audible. He is my favorite author. I snapped all eight of them at once and look forward to seeing more in the future. Please, Audible let's get the whole MacLean series available. Many thanks in advance :)
- Darren Harrison