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Hornet Flight Audiobook

Hornet Flight

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Publisher's Summary

From the master storyteller, a startling new thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance.

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 which 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....

©2002 Ken Follett (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    Denise Angela Robinson 01/10/2014 Member Since 2015
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    What did you like most about Hornet Flight?

    It was very factual, as well as a brilliant story.


    What other book might you compare Hornet Flight to, and why?

    I've not read anything quite like it before.


    What about Nigel Carrington’s performance did you like?

    Nigel Carrington's performance was fantastic.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A war story at its best!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is exciting throughout, keeping the reader on his toes and not wanting to put it down. A must read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 06/03/2015
    Mr 06/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Really good WW2 novel"

    Really enjoyed this, shorter than his big sagas but still very good. Great description and characters building to a satisfactory finish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Ringwood, United Kingdom 20/11/2014
    Amanda Ringwood, United Kingdom 20/11/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "A gripping story"

    Although after some of Ken Follett's books this seemed quite a brief novel, it was never the less a gripping story if rather predictable.
    I m always astounded by the author's knowledge of the era about which he writes and this book was not exception and it brought to life an occupied country in WW2 which is little talked about these days

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstine 30/05/2015
    Kirstine 30/05/2015
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    "FIrst class story-telling"

    On the strength of how much I enjoyed, and admired, the author's Century Trilogy I gave this book a try. It's a terrific story that kept me gripped throughout. The characters are so well-drawn I felt I knew them and cared about their fate. The story maintains momentum and never flags, even when there are digressions about such things as how to fly a Hornet Moth aircraft. I was reminded of Frederick Forsyth's novels in the way that a fast-paced and thrilling spy-story story is meshed with precise historical and technical details that makes it all seem authentic.
    Highly recommended.
    The narrator is excellent.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    SimonF 14/07/2016
    SimonF 14/07/2016
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    What made the experience of listening to Hornet Flight the most enjoyable?

    exciting storyline


    What did you like best about this story?

    exciting storyline, excellent narration


    What does Nigel Carrington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He has a flair for telling a story, pity he has not much else in this genre


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the hornet moth taking off scene from Denmark


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    Steve 28/05/2016
    Steve 28/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Nigel Carrington brings Follet to life"
    What did you like most about Hornet Flight?

    Typical good detail yarn from Follet. Brilliantly narrated by Nigel Carrington.


    What other book might you compare Hornet Flight to, and why?

    fall of Giants


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All good


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How brave the ordinary


    Any additional comments?

    Great to hear Nigel Carrington's excellent narration, much more than reading a book.

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    Robert 17/05/2016
    Robert 17/05/2016
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    "excellent as usual"

    thanks Ken Follett for the usual intriguing story, which you can't wait to continue listening to.

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    Lee 16/08/2015
    Lee 16/08/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Very good story!"

    This story is very interesting, and it is particularly we read. I really enjoyed it.

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    Stoney Southport 07/08/2015 Member Since 2012
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    Brilliant. Couldn't stop listening to it. Really good narrator and extremely exciting. Although I don't know anything about flying an airplane I found the description very interesting

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    Cholula, Mexico
    19/05/15
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    "Outstanding World War II spy thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like WWII thrillers, this is the book for you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hornet Flight?

    Probably the chase by a Danish Nazi policeman of the young hero who must fly to England with important intelligence about the Luftwaffe.


    Have you listened to any of Nigel Carrington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will certainly listen to more of his performances. He's great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was just plain fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Follett's attention to technical, geographic and cultural detail about Denmark in the 1940s makes the book very engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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