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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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Peter Smith

One of the most enjoyable books I have ever read/listened to. From start to finish the characters, the story lines and the included voices was just memorable. I am a Jack Higgins enthusiastic reader but I have just read this after so many others books of his, this being one of his best. It was my first Audible book as well and the voices of Peter Noble throughout were truly enjoyable right to the end. The final chapter topped it all!

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So well performed by Peter Noble that it held my attention throughout. The speculation about the attempted assassination of Churchill is really enhanced by the storyline and the distinction that’s made between the nazi party and the German soldiers is excellent. To present the storyline in retrospect is a clever move by Higgins. Love this book and will add it to my favourites

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The Eagle has Landed

Great story by Jack Higgins, with suspense action and great captivating characters. This audiobook only has on flaw and it’s a nit pick at that almost didn’t think I should mention it at first. The narrator though talented and easy to understand sometimes blended characters with the same voice or accent even though ones Irish, British or German or even female. Subtle but otherwise an excellent audiobook worthy of having in you collection if you enjoy WW2 fiction and action adventure.

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Good yarn, well read.

We really enjoyed this story. It was well written and Peter Noble did a great job of bringing it to life.

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  • Kevin Hodge
  • 08-02-2021

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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  • Shane Scott
  • 19-01-2021

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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  • Huggy Bear
  • 09-01-2021

Brilliant !

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

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  • Keith Parsler
  • 06-01-2021

Relieved.

The Eagle Has Landed is one of my most favourite war films, I have visited the film location several times too, so I was more than a little worried that listening to the book wouldn’t live up to it. I really needn’t have worried at all. It’s so well written, putting you right there-the detail is fantastic. The performance is also extremely worthy of such an amazing story, with with fantastic characterisations that really bring them to life, which is why this is the first listen that has received a full house of stars from me. Overall a fantastic book and a great performance that just enhances my love for the film. Well done.

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  • Kevin O'Brien
  • 14-12-2020

Classic

Outstanding story...I've seen the movie but the book adds some of the finer details... Classic

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  • Ian
  • 08-11-2020

Thrilling

The film is a classic and very faithful to the book which, of course, gives much more detail.
The narration is superb and Noble’s voices and accents are spot on. Always difficult to do female voices I think but he nails every one.
Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2020

Loved this

Always loved this, great story and really well narrated. Jack Higgins books are always great reads

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  • Mrs I J Harper
  • 06-10-2020

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-2020

The Eagle has Landed

Great book, well read. Shame the film wasnt as close to the book. Highly recommended

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  • BlackWidow
  • 03-10-2020

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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