The Saboteur by Andrew Gross audiobook

The Saboteur: A Novel

By Andrew Gross
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Macmillan Audio 9781250079510

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427289872

  • ISBN: 9781427289872

Runtime: 11.78 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2017

Based on the true story of Operation Gunnerside—the Britain-sponsored mission that sent Norwegian commandos into the Nazi-occupied Telemark region of their country to destroy the enemy’s nuclear weapons program—New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross’s The Saboteur is a riveting World War II thriller of espionage and action.

February, 1943. Both the Allies and the Nazis are closing in on attempts to construct the decisive weapon of the war.

Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance. After the loss of his fiancée, and with his outfit whittled to shreds, he commandeers a coastal steamer and escapes to England to transmit secret evidence of the Nazis’s progress towards an atomic bomb at an isolated factory in Norway. There, he joins a team of dedicated Norwegians in training in the Scottish Highlands for a mission to disrupt the Nazis’ plans before they advance any further.

Parachuted onto the most unforgiving terrain in Europe, braving the fiercest of mountain storms, Nordstrum and his team attempt the most daring raid of the war, targeting the heavily-guarded factory built on a shelf of rock thought to be impregnable, a mission even they know they likely will not survive. Months later, Nordstrum is called upon again to do the impossible, opposed by both elite Nazi soldiers and a long-standing enemy who is now a local collaborator—one man against overwhelming odds, with the fate of the war in the balance, but the choice to act means putting the one person he has a chance to love in peril.

Praise for Edoardo Ballerini:

"Gross's saboteur is a champion of patriotic devotion and physical endurance, and Ballerini captures his grace and humanity, as well as his courage, in a manly timbre."—AudioFile Magazine on The Saboteur

"Actor Ballerini turns the scene into a fascinating radio drama...These conversational moments, delicately crafted by Gross and splendidly performed by Ballerini, have a profound effect on the novel's equally well-enacted, action-filled, breathless escape sequence."—Publishers Weekly on The One Man

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Ballerini effortlessly manages the complex story line . . . the audio truly enhances the written text. This historical thriller will keep listeners engaged, and although they know how the war ends, they will find themselves on the edge of their seats wondering what happens next. Booklist on The One Man
Conversational moments, delicately crafted by Gross and splendidly performed by Ballerini, have a profound effect on the novel’s equally well-enacted, action-filled, breathless escape sequence. Publisher's Weekly Starred Review of The One Man
From its opening pages, Gross’s novel grips readers as they follow the tough-minded and persistent Nordstrum every step of the way. Highly recommended for thriller fans as well as lovers of historical fiction based on true events. Library Journal (starred review)
Tension permeates the pages even for readers who know the historical outcome. A terrific story filled with tension and surprises right to the end. That's two World War II winners in a row for Gross. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Suspenseful…Tension permeates the pages even for readers who know the historical outcome…A terrific story filled with tension and surprises right to the end. That’s two World War II winners in a row for Gross.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This Norwegian-accented commando caper showcases narrator Edoardo Ballerini's versatility and range, and offers all the satisfactions of its genre...[Andrew] Gross's saboteur is a champion of patriotic devotion and physical endurance, and Ballarini captures his grace and humanity, as well as his courage, in a manly timbre. AudioFile
“From its opening pages, Gross’s novel grips readers as they follow the tough-minded and persistent Nordstrum every step of the way…Highly recommended for thriller fans as well as lovers of historical fiction based on true events.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Andrew Gross

Author Bio: Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Zone and The Dark Tide and coauthor with James Patterson of five number-one bestsellers. He has degrees from Middlebury College and Columbia University and lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife Lynn. They have three children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English