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  • The Two-Headed Eagle

  • In Which Otto Prohaska Takes a Break as the Habsburg Empire's Leading U-boat Ace and Does Something Even More Thanklessly Dangerous (The Otto Prohaska Novels)
  • By: John Biggins
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

It is the summer of 1916, and, as luck would have it, young Lieutenant Ottokar Prohaska of the Austro-Hungarian navy once again finds himself aloft in fragile aircraft, this time as an observer-bomber-navigator. 

Otto's aerial chauffeur is the self-willed Feldpilot-Zugsfuhrer Zoltan Toth, with whom he can only communicate in broken Latin - although when all else fails, screaming will suffice! 

Toth becomes Otto's steadfast comrade through one peril after another. Who but Otto would think of hurling a cumbersome and useless wireless transmitter through the balloon of an enemy airship? Who but Zoltan could fly a biplane whose engine and radiator completely block his view, forcing him to lean out his window like the engineer of a train? 

The duo ricochet from battle to battle in a war where mustard gas is a standard weapon and the worst opposition comes from a combatant's leaders, who value statistics over victories. On the ground, the rickety Habsburg Empire begins to crumble under the pressures of WWI, while in the air, Otto confronts a series of misadventures and the winds of change.

©1993 John Biggins (P)2018 McBooks Press, Inc.

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The other side of World War I

Very interesting book about an Austrian hero of World War I and you even learn a little about history Otto Is a larger-than-life hero and if you’ve been a real person is definitely someone you’d want to have a is a larger-than-life hero and if you’ve been a real person is definitely someone you’d want to have known

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  • 29-08-20

I like it

For some reason I love how the story unfolds and the voice actor is for me soothing.