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Hornet Flight
Hornet Flight
Author: Ken Follett
Ken Follett follows his bestsellers Jackdaws and Code to Zero with an extraordinary novel of the early days of World War II... — On the leading page, he states: "Some of what follows really happened" — — From the master storyteller, a startling new thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance It is June 1941 and Denmark is und...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451210746
ISBN-10: 0451210743
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 513
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 179 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Based on Nazi occupied Denmark in 1941, the rebellion of a group of freedom fighters, the Nightwatchmen, takes them on some harrowing escapades that keep you on edge. Follett tends to go into great detail about the subjects in his books, which makes me want to jump ahead to the exciting parts, but that's what makes him a great writer. He makes you feel as if you are there.
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In June 1941 a Luftwaffe radio message is picked up by Allied intelligence - an experimental radar station in Denmark is suspected.
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This is a story set in 1941 with the WWII raging on in a German-occupied Danish island. It is a love story with espionage intrique. Very good.
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A well-done abridgement. This was a great story for a car trip-exciting and fast paced. Highly recommended.
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Great book about WWII. This is a love story with the Nazi's thrown in.
There is alot of action. Ken Follett can write an excellant story! I will read more
of this author's works!
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First Ken Follett book I have found disappointing. Interesting premise, Follett's usual great writing, but ruined by a totally unbelievable sequence toward the end when the heroes delay saving the world to go to a ballet. If was as if Follett finished the book too quickly and needed a couple more chapters so he came up with this bit of foolishness. I'll continue to read Follett, but I sure hope they will show more reasonable plotting than this one.
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This is one of my favorite Follett books. Fun but thrilling, based on a true story. Not too closely based, but that makes it even better. I'm not usually a big WWII fiction fan but this one is worth reading.

Ken himself says of it:

"I came across an extraordinary story about two Danes who wanted to escape from German-occupied Denmark in 1941. They wanted to get to England, but of course would have to cross the Channel. They decided to do this in a dilapidated Hornet Moth a small fabric-and-wood biplane. So they fixed it up, stole parts and petrol for it, and eventually took off and flew across the Channel, which was a very hazardous journey in such a small plane.. Needless to say, several RAF fighters were scrambled to investigate, but the young men hung a white towel out of the window, and managed to land safely in a field."
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. Once you are into it, you can hardly put it down. Harald is the true hero. If anyone is interested in WW2 reading, this is the book!!