Killing Rommel

  • by Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by Alfred Molina
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Autumn 1942. Hitler's legions have swept across Europe, France has fallen, Churchill and the English stand isolated on their island. In North Africa, Rommel and his Panzers have routed the British Eighth Army and stand poised to overrun Egypt, Suez, and the oil fields of the Middle East. With the outcome of the war hanging in the balance, the British hatch a desperate plan: send a small, highly mobile, and heavily armed force behind German lines to strike the blow that will stop the Afrika Korps in its tracks.Steven Pressfield brings to life the flair, agility, and daring of this extraordinary historical commando unit, the Long Range Desert Group. He describes in detail the tactics, weaponry, and specialized skills needed for combat under extreme desert conditions. He captures, too, the camaraderie of this "band of brothers" as they perform the acts of courage and cunning crucial to the Allies' victory in North Africa. As in his acclaimed earlier novels, Pressfield combines historical accuracy and edge-of-your-seat battle scenes to create riveting fiction.

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What the Critics Say

"Crisp writing carries readers through success, failure and a final face-to-face encounter with Rommel that's no less exciting for knowing the outcome." (Publishers Weekly)

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Ok wwii action driven story

This was ok, nothing amazing but it passed the time.. Something small and petty but the reader gets the New Zealand voices wrong and he does just Australian instead. At times this got very annoying due to the largely New Zealand cast incorrectly represented as they sound like a mix of Crocodile Dundee and the Crocodile Hunter. However if you enjoy the North African theatre of wwii you will get some enjoyment from this. People with hardly an interest may get board as the story gets into the desert.
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- Attila

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books