The Guns of Navarone is a novel about the Second World War by Scottish writer Alistair MacLean that was made into the film The Guns of Navarone in. The Guns of Navarone book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An entire navy had tried to silence the guns of Navarone and. The Guns of Navarone and its three sequels, in which the same characters are sent on other wartime missions, together in one volume for the first time to mar.

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The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now issued for the first time as an hundred British soldier. The Guns of Navarone (): Alistair MacLean: Books . A lot has been said about this book over the years, but here is my take. An entire navy had tried to silence the guns of Navarone and failed. Full-scale attacks A lot has been said about this book over the years, but here is my take.

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style. Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress. To Captain Keith Mallory, skllled saboteur, trained mountaineer, fell the task of leading the small party detailed to scale the vast, impossible precipice of Navarone and to blow up the guns. From the outset there is a feeling of suspense: In he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed. He died in Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Your email address will not be published. The team comprises of 5 members: Corporal Dusty Miller: The explosives expert from the United States Army. Lieutenant Andy Stevens: Another mountaineer come saboteur.

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Casey Brown: A veteran guerrilla fighter. The complete fighting machine.

But the Navarone fortress proves to be as great of a challenge as the cliffs. They have to choice but to destroy those guns. And they will die trying to accomplish the mission.

MacLean is a master story teller with intimate knowledge of the military. His writing is fast paced with a great detail that does not bough down the story line. His twists are like gentle waves.

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The twists and turns just seem part of the story as its natural progression. Mallory and his team are well characterized. This reader liked and cared about them. Often I caught myself holding my breath as I read the book.

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They take the Germans' uniforms and escape, but leave Franklin behind so he can get medical attention. Franklin is injected with the truth drug scopolamine by Sessler and gives up the false "information", as Mallory had hoped.

As a result, German units are deployed away from the guns and in the direction of the supposed "invasion" point.

While making final preparations, Miller discovers that most of his explosives have been sabotaged and deduces that Anna is the saboteur.

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Not only is she the saboteur, but she can speak, and was never tortured by the Nazis; instead, she agreed to become an informer in exchange for her release. She pleads that she was coerced by the Germans into treachery, but while Mallory and Miller argue over her fate, complicated by Mallory's feelings for Anna, Maria shoots her dead. The team splits up. Mallory and Miller go for the guns, while Stavros and Pappadimos are to create a distraction in the city; Maria and Brown are assigned to steal a boat for their escape.

Mallory and Miller make their way into the heavily fortified gun emplacements. Locking the main entrance behind them -- which sets off an alarm alerting the Germans to their presence -- Mallory and Miller set obvious explosives on the guns and hide more below an elevator leading to the guns. The Germans finally cut through the thick emplacement doors, but Mallory and Miller make their escape by diving into the sea.

Despite Miller's inability to swim, they make it to the stolen boat, but learn that Pappadimos and Brown have been killed.

Stavros is wounded and has difficulty swimming, but Mallory manages to pull him in. The destroyers appear on schedule.