Sabotage by Neal Bascomb audiobook

Sabotage: Young Adult Edition

By Neal Bascomb
Read by Jason Culp

6.18 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780545944069

THE NAZIS INVADEThe invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping to harbor. Then planes roar over the mountains, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They institute martial rule. And at Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end the war: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb.THE NORWEGIANS FIGHT BACKWhen the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis' deadly designs, the task falls to a band of passionate Norwegian commandos--young men who love their country and long to free it from Nazi rule. Armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness, elude a huge manhunt, and execute two dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II.

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Summary

Summary

THE NAZIS INVADEThe invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping to harbor. Then planes roar over the mountains, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They institute martial rule. And at Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end the war: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb.THE NORWEGIANS FIGHT BACKWhen the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis' deadly designs, the task falls to a band of passionate Norwegian commandos--young men who love their country and long to free it from Nazi rule. Armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness, elude a huge manhunt, and execute two dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Bascomb is a master of taking complicated histories and turning them into exciting works of nonfiction…This excellent treatise on a little-known episode of World War II is a first choice.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A riveting account…Bascomb’s detailed narrative builds tension through each attempt, narrow escape, and comeback….producing a gripping account of individual and collective heroic effort.” Publishers Weekly
"[The] dramatic first failure and the subsequent successful mission make for a harrowing tale. The impact of weather, near starvation, and communication difficulties contribute to page-turning tension…Bascomb successfully describes the story’s technical details…A rich, well-paced narrative.” Kirkus Reviews
“Bascomb admirably balances dramatic tension and context throughout.” Horn Book Guide
“Bascomb’s clear-eyed account…of the thrilling mission and its many challenges…will handily engage teens.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

by Luke 7/15/2019
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An undertold story from WWII

I'd never really heard about this chapter in the Second World War. The narrative setting and pacing is top notch, the narrator did an excellent job I found of bringing the situation to life. I highly recommend this book.

My only mildly negative comment is that I wish that there was an audiobook version of "The Winter Fortress" which is the same story but published for adults. I don't find this version talked down to the listener, but it would be interesting to hear the difference. Alas, this appears to not be available yet, so I'll have to hunt down a print copy.

Author

Author Bio: Neal Bascomb

Author Bio: Neal Bascomb

Neal Bascomb has published a number of international and national bestsellers, including Higher, The Perfect Mile, Red Mutiny, and Hunting Eichmann. His books have been optioned for film, featured in several documentaries, and translated into ten languages. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.18
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English