Hell above Earth by Stephen Frater audiobook

Hell above Earth: The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Copilot Ordered to Kill Him

By Stephen Frater
Read by Pete Larkin

Tantor Audio
9.45 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781452677156

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Hell Above Earth tells an unforgettable story of two World War II American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected but enduring bond in the flak-filled skies over Nazi Germany. But there's a twist: one of them was related to the head of the Luftwaffe, Reich Marshal Herman Goering, and the other had secret orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to kill him if anything went wrong during their missions. A heart-wrenching Greatest Generation buddy story, an adrenaline-filled account of aerial combat, and a work of popular history, Hell Above Earth centers around the author's discovery of a half-century old secret that has far-reaching and deeply personal repercussions for the pilots, and profound consequences for the FBI and the "Mighty" Eighth Air Force.

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Summary

Summary

Hell Above Earth tells an unforgettable story of two World War II American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected but enduring bond in the flak-filled skies over Nazi Germany. But there's a twist: one of them was related to the head of the Luftwaffe, Reich Marshal Herman Goering, and the other had secret orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to kill him if anything went wrong during their missions. A heart-wrenching Greatest Generation buddy story, an adrenaline-filled account of aerial combat, and a work of popular history, Hell Above Earth centers around the author's discovery of a half-century old secret that has far-reaching and deeply personal repercussions for the pilots, and profound consequences for the FBI and the "Mighty" Eighth Air Force.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

After the twists and turns in Goering's many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation. . . the author delivers an exciting read full of little-known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride. Kirkus
“Larkin’s quick and resonant delivery is engaging. Through all the twists in Werner’s story, Larkin gives a skilled reading of both the dialogue and narrative.” AudioFile
“A riveting book, every bit as exciting and unusual as Operation Mincemeat, and demonstrating that there are still things we don’t know about World War II.” Michael Korda, author of With Wings Like Eagles
“After the twists and turns in Goering’s many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation…the author delivers an exciting read full of little-known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Stephen Frater

Author Bio: Stephen Frater

Stephen Frater, a native of Rhode Island, is a journalist and author. A former New York Times Regional Media Group staff writer and columnist, he is currently Writer in Residence at the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media. After graduating from Brown University in 1978, Frater worked on Wall Street for over two decades, specializing in venture capital and international emerging market investments. In 1995 he was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English