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Flight from Berlin: A Novel
     

Flight from Berlin: A Novel

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by David John
 

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A world-weary English reporter and a maverick American female Olympian find themselves caught in a lethal game between the Gestapo and British Secret Intelligence Service in David John’s spellbinding thriller Flight from Berlin.
 
While traveling to Berlin on the Hindenburg to cover the 1936 Berlin Olympics, journalist Richard Denham meets

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A world-weary English reporter and a maverick American female Olympian find themselves caught in a lethal game between the Gestapo and British Secret Intelligence Service in David John’s spellbinding thriller Flight from Berlin.
 
While traveling to Berlin on the Hindenburg to cover the 1936 Berlin Olympics, journalist Richard Denham meets socialite Eleanor Emerson, recently expelled from the U.S. swim team.
 
Richard and Eleanor quickly discover the dark power of Hitler’s propaganda machine. Drawn together by danger and passion, Richard and Eleanor become involved in the high-stakes world of international intrigue must pull off a daring plan to survive the treachery of the Third Reich. But one wrong move could be their last.
 
Flight from Berlin is a riveting story of love, courage, and betrayal that culminates in a breathtaking race against the forces of evil.

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Attending the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, British journalist Richard Denham joins forces with Eleanor Emerson, bounced from the U.S. swimming team for her brashness and now covering the event for a newspaper back home. Together they hunt for a missing dossier that could destroy the Third Reich's leadership. A first novel billed as a blend of Alan Furst and Daniel Silva; with a 40,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062091604
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
113,225
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

David John grew up in Wales. As a teenager he was an assistant to the future British prime minister Gordon Brown. After that, he made his career in publishing, editing popular books on history and science. In 2009 he moved to Germany to write Flight from Berlin. He now lives in London, after spending several months in Seoul, South Korea, researching his second novel.

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Flight from Berlin 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
ebooks18 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book with its mix of Historical fiction and thriller. It's a page turner with plenty of twists and turns.
RobertDowns More than 1 year ago
This book deserves 3.5 stars, and for the purposes of Barnes & Noble, I’ll round down my overall rating to 3 stars, since it’s hard for me to say I really liked this book. I should also point out that I have a mixed reaction to historical fiction. History was one of my least favorite subjects throughout school, so I’ve never been a big history buff, by any stretch of the imagination. But I did enjoy this book enough to say that I’m a little above a like with my rating, so I tip my fedora at David John for his ability to spin a tale and interweave historical fact with fiction to create a more entertaining read. I liked the characters I was supposed to like—Eleanor Emerson and Richard Denham—and I didn’t like the ones I wasn’t supposed to like—the Germans. The author did a good job with story, but there were a few times where it seemed to jump, like there was a blip on the TV set, or in the VHS age, an overused videocassette. But this is a debut novel, and the author is still developing his talent. So I took it all in stride, and I hope David continues to advance his writing ability. Because there is talent there, even if it does need a bit of polish around the edges. FLIGHT FROM BERLIN proved a relatively quick read for me. Little bits of detail sprinkled throughout increased the pace of the story. If you love historical fiction, and you love this time period, then you’ll probably enjoy this story. If not, then you’ll probably have a more mixed reaction to this tale. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Robert Downs Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator
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Smiles quickly before the bell rings to signal the beginning of class.
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MUDROCK More than 1 year ago
While I did finish this book it took several days. I read every night before I go to sleep average about 30 pages. This book did not keep me awake long enough to read more than 10 pages before falling asleep. I bought it because I like history. I wasn't sure David John did much research it was worth $2.99 though not more.
PierresFamily More than 1 year ago
I have mixed feelings about this book. The history was interesting and seemed to be well-researched. I wanted to like the protagonist, Eleanor, but I was disappointed with her prejudicial slurs. When complaining that she did not want to bunk with non-town girls, she remarked, "I was worried I'd be with some of our sisters from "Ass-end Nowhere." Now perhaps I understand one reason it ended up in the "$2.99 or less" bin. I guess it's true that you get what you pay for! : )
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Interesting
Te1 More than 1 year ago
Story has enough actual history to keep the reader intrigued and wondering if certain parts/characters are real or fictional. Add in romance and a mystery and you have a real page turner.
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The book was okay. I enjoyed the characters Richard and Eleanor. However, I found some parts to be a bit long and drawn out. I felt like some of the story lines were dropped all of a sudden and never really explained to their full potential.
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WAS RECENTLY GIFTED THIS BOOK BY MOTHER AND FATHER IN LAW.. He loved it.... I am eager to begin !!!!