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The Odin Mission Audiobook

The Odin Mission: Jack Tanner, Book 1

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April 1940: Nazi Germany has invaded neutral Norway. Fleeing north from their brutal blitzkrieg advance are three officers of the King's Guard - men who have been entrusted by the Norwegian King with a vitally important mission. The only military force which stands between the Nazi forces and total victory are the poorly equipped, undertrained squaddies of the British 148th Brigade. Among them is Sergeant Jack Tanner, recently returned from the Middle East. As the British are pushed back from Lillehammer, Sergeant Tanner and his patrol are left stranded in the mountains in the chaos of retreat. Trying to re-join their unit, they stumble first across Sandvold and his protectors, and then a French patrol of Alpine troops.

Trekking through snow-clad mountains with the Germans dogging their every move, Tanner is forced to try and out-fox and out-fight not only their pursuers but the best efforts of his own side. And as the Allies' resistance collapses, it quickly becomes clear that the small band of fugitives can rely on no one but themselves.

©2008 James Holland (P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks

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    Lance Canterbury, United Kingdom 13/07/2016
    Lance Canterbury, United Kingdom 13/07/2016
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    "A job well done"

    You can almost be there with them, hungry and cold but determined to finish the job.

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    L. Hayes England 09/03/2016
    L. Hayes England 09/03/2016 Member Since 2016

    I'm a kind of Death Wish stamp collector

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    "War comic for grown ups"

    Well sort of grown up anyway (I make no apologies), intense action all the way but be aware there's a few soberingly chillingly real moments, the sentry on the Bridge etc. wars hell and you shouldn't get carried away but this is great stuff, plenty of opportunities for outrageous heroics and heartbreaking loss. Can't wait for next issue, I mean book, Fantastic!

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    Quincy 23/09/2015
    Quincy 23/09/2015
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    "Jack Tanner the 1940's Richard Sharpe"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its not a bad book, well written and narrated, the story while predictable was a good one and I generally enjoyed the time that I spend listening. A bit less slogging through the snow would have been nice


    If you’ve listened to books by James Holland before, how does this one compare?

    First one


    Any additional comments?

    If you have read any Bernard Cornwell Sharpe series you soon recognise the character of Jack Tanner and in many places the characters of Tanner and Sharpe are interchangable.

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    simon plummer 21/03/2015
    simon plummer 21/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Wartime Adventure."

    Loved this book, the story was exciteing with lots of twists and turns, the narrator was brilliant coping with a multiftude of accents to bring the characters to life, all in all a rivetting adventure well worth a listen.

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    Ian Thetford, United Kingdom 25/03/2014
    Ian Thetford, United Kingdom 25/03/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Good old fashioned War story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Odin Mission to be better than the print version?

    Yes I like the audio edition it was great for my long walk to work


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was simple the Brits against the German,
    It was what is was simple put a group of allied soilders trying to get back to are lines with the Germans on their heals with enough action and few surprise to keep the stroy going.


    Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was the first book read by him Ive listened to and I think he done very good job he performed very well


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

    Every time we beat or out witted the Germans


    Any additional comments?

    If you like war stroys your like this

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