GOLDEN EARPHONE AWARD

THE BRENNER ASSIGNMENT :
The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of WWII 

Patrick K. O'Donnell 
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris
In a story so full of plot twists, intrigue, danger, and violent death as to top any bestseller list, O'Donnell recounts the true story of a U.S. mission to sabotage a critical Nazi supply route in the Italian Alps. Dennis Boutsikaris presents the journalistic account in the way it was written--as a James Bond thriller. His rapid-fire delivery of military operations alternates with a languid presentation of the portions of the story relating to "the Countess," a Mata Hari-esque real-life distraction to mission leader Stephen Hall. The story is so gripping and the delivery so compelling that only lines such as "recalling the event some 60 years later . . ." serve to remind the listener that the story actually happened. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]

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