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Force 10 From Navarone (Ulverscroft General Fiction)
Title:

Force 10 From Navarone (Ulverscroft General Fiction)

Author:
Alistair Maclean
ISBN:
0753164639
PDF book size:
1546 kb
ePub book size:
1420 kb
Fb2 book size:
1741 kb
Other formats:
rtf doc lrf lit
ISBN13
978-0753164631
Rating:
4.3 of 5
Votes:
425
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books (March 1, 2001)
Language:
English
Subcatergory:
Genre Fiction
Pages:
304
"Terrific dam-busting climax." - EVENING STANDARD "Cliff-hanging suspense." - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Straight from the action of The Guns of Navarone, the three Navarone heroes, Mallory, Miller and Andrea, are worn out and exhausted. Yet they have been called to make their first parachute jump into war-torn Yugoslavia. Under the code name of Force 10, they are to discover why the leaders of all four of the British Military Missions have gone missing and why 99 per cent of airlift supplies to the Yugoslavian Partisans have fallen into German hands. The aces are prepared to risk their lives and enter "the cruelest, hardest, most brutal war in Europe today" to find the answers.
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7 Reviews
  • This was an exciting book that differed in many places from the movie. Also some of the characters in the movie were different from the book, and some like the James Darren and Anthony Quayle characters are not present at all. In the book, Captain Mallory and the Greek former Colonel, Andreas, are as close as brothers. This is not the case in the movie where conflict between them is a central issue.

    In the book, there is also more serious commentary on issues such as military leadership, dealing with adversity, controlling fear, and other such factors. When the SOE forces lose their food while climbing an almost unclimbable mountain, Andreas states that this is a “small thing.” The implication is that they will be able to deal with these problems if they just keep moving forward. A young lieutenant who has trouble controlling his fear considers human beings to be fairly simple creatures. He believes if you focus hard enough on the process of doing what you’re supposed to do, your brain is not going to be able to obsess over what you fear. The commander of the unit accepts responsibility for most everything that goes wrong even when it’s not really his fault. He constantly reinforces the best in his troops.

    Also, here is a picture of an 8 inch field artillery piece that entered the U.S. Army inventory in 1944. It is pretty close in size to the guns described to Captain Mallory in the beginning of the book, but he later learns that the Navarone guns are even larger. This U.S. artillery piece has a range of over 10 miles and can be very deadly. The 8 inch designation refers to the diameter of the shells.

  • Someone put the epilogue at the front of the book. And don't get me started on the formatting glitches. This story deserves so much better.

    That said, huge fan and glad to have digital edition, even if it was poorly done.

  • A very enjoyable book. Good story and characters. A cat and mouse game as British saboteurs aim to destroy the guns of Navarone before they can block British destroyers from rescuing 1200 men. I read the book because I always enjoyed the movie. This is one of the few times when the book did not exceed the movie for me. If you don't expect the movie when you read this book, you will have a very nice read.

  • I loved these books when I was a child. Amazon had a deal on this and I decided to give it a try. The book, while not great literature, still holds up as an adventure story. The writing is a bit dated- a little cheesy by today’s standards, but the book is still worth reading.

  • This is a very good story that is even better in writing than the movie. After seeing the movie a few times during my teen years, the story becomes more enjoyable when reading it. I also don`t know why the changes in the story when taken to the screen. Better in writing.

  • I've loved the movie and now am reading the book. Some things are a bit different but that always happens when they make a movie from a book. The silencing of the big guns is very dramatic. Lots of action throughout.

  • I read this book many years ago as a teenager, and after having purchased a Kindle I decided to revisit it, as it has been a very long time. As then, I am enjoying this book immensely, it's a great war time action story, with characters larger than life (the way we like them), but able to hold your interest. The characterization is brilliantly done and you would swear that if you ever met these characters on the street you would know them just like that, introductions un-necessary.

    It's a classic British versus Germans war time yarn, with a seemingly mismatched band of extremely competent soldiers sent into an occupied Island to silence some big German guns and thus effect the rescue of many trapped allied soldiers.

    The story is gripping, forcing to you to always be wanting to turn the page, even when it's well and truely past bedtime! What more can we want from an action book. Highly recommended!

  • Great book, the action comes quickly. A WW2 novel about a small group of men tasked with destroying the large German guns at Navarone that are reeking havoc on the allies. Very good read.