The Emperor's Coloured Coat by John Biggins audiobook

The Emperor's Coloured Coat: In Which Otto Prohaska, Hero of the Habsburg Empire, Has an Interesting Time While Not Quite Managing to Avert the First World War

By John Biggins
Read by Nigel Patterson

McBooks Press
13.85 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781590137505

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This book follows the hapless Lieutenant Otto Prohaska in the waning years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and finds Otto taking an ill-considered break from duties to engage in a mad fling with a Polish actress. After a desperate attempt to elude his lover’s husband, he finds himself mistaken by anarchists as one of their own. Otto soon masters their code names and secret handshakes, but when he also learns of their plans to assassinate the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, his duty is clear. He must alert his superiors—now, if only he can find someone who will believe him!“Stark realism and finely crafted humor . . . use of narration, his thorough knowledge, and good technical details make this novel compelling reading.”  —Library Journal“Biggins writes with a fine sense of the sea and a truly marvelous wit.”  —Booklist

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Summary

This book follows the hapless Lieutenant Otto Prohaska in the waning years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and finds Otto taking an ill-considered break from duties to engage in a mad fling with a Polish actress. After a desperate attempt to elude his lover’s husband, he finds himself mistaken by anarchists as one of their own. Otto soon masters their code names and secret handshakes, but when he also learns of their plans to assassinate the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, his duty is clear. He must alert his superiors—now, if only he can find someone who will believe him!“Stark realism and finely crafted humor . . . use of narration, his thorough knowledge, and good technical details make this novel compelling reading.”  —Library Journal“Biggins writes with a fine sense of the sea and a truly marvelous wit.”  —Booklist

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Author Bio: John Biggins

Author Bio: John Biggins

John Biggins came across photos of the Austro-Hungarian submarine service in 1987. He subsequently wrote the four-book Otto Prohaska series, a cult classic with literary flair and an ironic twist. A native of England, Biggins currently lives in the Netherlands.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 13.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English