Most Secret

  • by Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by Roger May
  • 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is the Second World War and France has fallen. In their trusty fishing boat, Genevieve, armed with only a flame-thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army. This is classic Shute: a thrilling adventure about the heroism of ordinary men that will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering them on.
Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 - 12 January 1960) was a popular British-Australian novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons, but after the conflict he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death on 12 January 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), No Highway (1948), A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957).

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What the Critics Say

"A magnificent thrill; it is also a tale of character, for every member of the little ship's company is worth meeting. A book that should not be missed." (Daily Telegraph)
"Mr. Shute's style is ideal for this kind of book. He revels in incident and he draws his people with loving care. Here, he's reminiscent of H.E. Bates at his best; that same ability to make you passionately interested in anything he's interested in, and to make the most outlandish happening seem credible his characters are so real." (Monica Dickens)
"Mr. Shute always has good things to offer...the power to convey the springs of heroic conduct in the lightest and least assuming of tones." (Times Literary Supplement)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An other matter fact story.

I started with Nevil Shute with A Town Like Alice. I really like his style of writing. It is factual, with out being emotional. However that does not stop you getting very involved in the story and hoping for a good end. However life does not always work that way.
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- Thor

Story & characters very engaging. wonderful reader

Would you listen to Most Secret again? Why?

Yes. Great story and very pleasant reader.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Martin, so English


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Everything was exciting and interesting. I am choosing the walk to the boat.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes


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- Patricia H. Keane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios