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In the early morning hours of 6th November 1943, SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, receives the coded message he has been waiting for, 'the Eagle has landed.'

It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil.   

But, despite spectacular secrecy, there was to be no surrender without a fight....

For in that remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is gathered together. Ready to do battle for a nation against the most ruthless taskforce ever assembled.

©2005 Jack Higgins (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Brilliant.... Such a well told believable story.

If you have watched the film with Michael Caine then you'll know what a good story this is. I had not anticipated that the book would fill in many more gaps and add to the story much more than the screenplay would lead you to believe. So even if you have seen the film, it's well worth listening to this full version.

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Sheer pleasure

I loved it when I first read it back in the 70s... and I still think it's one of the best war stories ever. This audio version is very well read and produced - almost faultless. Thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it without reservation.

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Great War adventure writing

If you have not read it. you have missed a treat. I think Higgins best work. Strong characters and plot with a bit of mystery twisted in.

Himmler, paratroopers, e-boats, fools and heroes. This story has it all.

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Awesome Effort just Excellent

Can’t praise this audible enough. Don’t delay buy today. Absolutely brilliant narration and delivery of just the right tension into each layer of the story.

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Excellent narration. Gripping story

If like me, you’ve only ever seen the movie, you’ll notice how it deviates from the book. The story is gripping and I think the narration is excellent with a wide range of character voices to draw you in. Well worth waiting for. I pictured Michael Caine as Colonel Steiner as I listened, as he was great in the role and it made the whole listening experience even more vivid. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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At Last On Audible!

A literary classic of the genre
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Michael Caine Steiner is not. Recommended

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jack higgins is great

love it a great story brilliant told from start to finish a truly great book

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good book

Really enjoyed this reading.
as usual the book is better than the film. enjoy all.

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Outstanding

Absolutely fantastic. Its been years since I watched the movie, so I said I would give this a go. New author and narrator for me and wow o wow. If you like the old WW2 stories or the old commando comics then this is for you.
loved it

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Brilliant !

Much better than the film ,just about to order the follow up book "The Eagle has Flown" .

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