The surviving commandos are sent on a perilous journey through the Pyrenees to disable the greatest threat to the impending D-Day landings: the 'Werwolf' U-boats. But their Basque guides declare it mission impossible - D-Day is less than six days away.
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Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.From AudioFile:
Great fare for fans of the fast pace of undercover wartime operations from authors such as Helen MacInnis, Eric Ambler or Hammond Innis. Sam Llewellyn has recreated the British secret service's heroes from the siege of Navarone and given them a new mission in the Pyrenees. Steven Pacey conveys every dicey maneuver and breath-holding moment with the keenest sense of timing and driving action. Pacey colors the small band of commandos, villagers and patriots with sure characterizations, not only making it easy to follow dialogue but making listeners care about each man. For thriller fans who long for a little less mayhem and more heroic characters, select this for sure attention-grabbing listening for the next trip--great attraction for teens, too. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002252961