Under False Flags: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Forced into the brutal Battle of the Bulge of 1944, two soldiers on opposing sides find the courage to desert a war gone sour. For both American GI Wendell Lett and German seaman Holger Frings, the relentless bloodbath of World War II has become a treacherous prison and a curse. Just as Wendell Lett meets Heloise, a wise Belgian woman who offers him a chance of deliverance from the physical and emotional carnage of war, he is pushed into a reckless false flag mission. At the same time behind enemy lines, Frings becomes a forced volunteer for a similar German operation that takes him to a breaking point. The two enemies’ destructive fates collide in the surprise Ardennes counteroffensivethe 1944 Battle of the Bulgeand both have to finally confront the war that betrayed them.
As Lett tries to find his way back to his beloved Heloise, he and Frings team up to desert their savage overseers while the battles rage around them. In Under False Flags, the absurdity of war is brought to brutal light as each side - whether friend or foe - attempts to disguise their cannon fodder in enemy uniform. This is a gritty war tale that turns conventional notions of valor, heroism, and prestige on its head.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 8 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 02, 2014|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#509,785 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#968 in War & Military Action Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#2,284 in Military Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,959 in Action Thriller & Suspense Fiction
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Memoirs by Generals like Eisenhower, in "Crusade in Europe" and other war leaders show the dilemma. To send large numbers of poorly prepared, exhausted GIs into the battle-- they would be blamed for the certain massive casualties-- or accept what was already a major defeat? A tough situation. To send their own troops into certain slaughter?
Top reviews from other countries
The depiction of combat is gritty, raw, and realistic, holding nothing back, but not gratuitously gory or violent. Equally, the characters are believable. I can honestly say that I didn't want to put it down. I desperately wanted to know what happened to Wendel, Holger, and Heloise.