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SAS Italian Job

Narrated by: Matt Bates
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)
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Summary

An impossible mission in wartime Italy: the next explosive best seller from Damien Lewis.

In the hard-fought winter of 1944, the Allies advanced northwards through Italy but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans' impregnable headquarters.

At the 11th hour, mission commanders radioed for David 'The Mad Piper' Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping 'Highland Laddie' as he went - so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals.

As the column of raiders formed up, there was shocking news. High command radioed through an order to stand down, having assessed the chances of success at little more than zero. But in defiance of orders, and come hell or high water, they were going in.

Damien Lewis' new best seller tells the incredible story.

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Wartime Politics

This is a FANTASTIC story and really captures how life and war was in the Italian Alps and how the partizans really helped with the effort of creating a soft underbelly off the Nazi war machine. I have listen to DL before and was fantastic, again he is great, but and this a big but the sound quality is not so good, as it cuts in and out occasionally... im guessing this a bad edit? If this can me amended this would be 5 stars. I dont like taking a star off but there does need a quality control. the story is 5stars however.

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A crack tale of bravery, sacrifice and betrayal.

I really loved this book. The characters come right to life. The story recalls utter bravery and some rather nasty betrayals. I do wonder if young men today could conquer up such courage.

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Let the truth be told

It was very moving to listen to the exploits of these brave and courageous men being told in a factual and detailed way, Thankyou
Damien Lewis for all your hard work.

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very disappointing

I love every book he wrote , but it seems that the author is running out of good WW2 stories. The setting is not as exciting as the beginning of the war when Britain was all alone. In this book the allies are winning the war, and the Germans are on the run.

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A hero betrayed

Well researched and easy listening, but once again the betrayal of a good man .The sad thing is this betrayal is still going on in with past and present day forces.

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