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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Alistair MacLean
  • ISBN:
    0003218015
  • ISBN13:
    978-0003218015
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  • Publisher:
    HarperCollins Distribution Services (December 1964)
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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The Guns of. Navarone. The author asserts the moral right to be. identified as the author of this work.

The Guns of. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher.

The Guns of Navarone is a 1957 novel about the Second World War by Scottish writer Alistair MacLean that was made into the film The Guns of Navarone in 1961. The Greek island of Navarone does not exist and the plot is fictional; however, the story takes place within the real historical context of the Dodecanese Campaign, the Allies' campaign to capture the Italian-held Greek islands in the Aegean Sea in 1943.

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy.

In stock on July 13, 2018. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955.

by Alistair Maclean (Author). The book was written more than sixty years ago by a Scottish guy who wrote numerous action, adventure books, many set during WWII

by Alistair Maclean (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0449214725. Why is ISBN important? ISBN. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. The book was written more than sixty years ago by a Scottish guy who wrote numerous action, adventure books, many set during WWII. It is an interesting story about something that never happened on an island that does not exist. Nevertheless, it is authentic in many ways.

The Guns of Navarone book. An entire navy had tried to silence the guns of Navarone and. Finally finished rereading all the Alistair MacLean books that I enjoyed so much as a teen, beginning with 1957's outstanding HMS Ulysses and running through 1968's Force 10 From Navarone, (after which it's pretty much universally acknowledged that the quality of his books took a pretty steep dive). Guns of Navarone is consistently and deservedly listed among MacLean's top 3-4. And yes, it features some of the ultimately predictable plot twists he loved to sprinkle in his stories - "the Whew!

Alistair Stuart MacLean was a Scottish novelist who wrote successful thrillers or adventure stories, the best known of which are perhaps The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, both having been made into successful films. He also wrote under the pseudonym Ian Stuart

Alistair Stuart MacLean was a Scottish novelist who wrote successful thrillers or adventure stories, the best known of which are perhaps The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, both having been made into successful films. He also wrote under the pseudonym Ian Stuart. While a university student, MacLean began writing short stories for extra income, winning a competition in 1954 with the maritime story "Dileas". The publishing company Collins asked him for a novel and he responded with HMS Ulysses

We'd like to take with us the joker who thought this one up and shove him out at ten thousand over Navarone, without benefit of parachute

The guns of Navaronne This is a work of fiction in the historical setting of World War II. All persons and events are imaginary. Any resemblance to actual persons or events is coincidental. We'd like to take with us the joker who thought this one up and shove him out at ten thousand over Navarone, without benefit of parachute. As bad as that, Bill? As bad as that, sir.

6 part dramatisation of the Alastair MacLean novel. Navarone is an imaginary Greek island, upon which the Nazis have built a huge gun emplacement  . We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

Alistair MacLean Biography - Alistair Stuart MacLean was a recognized twentieth century Scottish novelist, best . His highly acclaimed The Guns of Navarone (1957) follows the story of a sabotage team sent to eradicate two giant guns

Alistair MacLean Biography - Alistair Stuart MacLean was a recognized twentieth century Scottish novelist, best known for writing adventure stories and thrillers. His highly acclaimed The Guns of Navarone (1957) follows the story of a sabotage team sent to eradicate two giant guns. It was later adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1961. The sequel to the book, Force 10 from Navarone, came out in 1968. Again it revolves around a mission plot that involves the destruction of a bridge that held vital importance for Nazis. In 1959, MacLean directed his attention toward spy stories instead of war.

The guns of Navaronne. Author: Alistair Maclean. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress. The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now issued for the first time as an e-book. To Captain Keith Mallory, skllled saboteur, trained mountaineer, fell the task of leading the small party detailed to scale the vast, impossible precipice of Navarone and to blow up the guns.


Goll
Someone put the epilogue at the front of the book. And don't get me started on the formatting glitches. This story deserves so much better.

That said, huge fan and glad to have digital edition, even if it was poorly done.
Vishura
A very enjoyable book. Good story and characters. A cat and mouse game as British saboteurs aim to destroy the guns of Navarone before they can block British destroyers from rescuing 1200 men. I read the book because I always enjoyed the movie. This is one of the few times when the book did not exceed the movie for me. If you don't expect the movie when you read this book, you will have a very nice read.
Usanner
I loved these books when I was a child. Amazon had a deal on this and I decided to give it a try. The book, while not great literature, still holds up as an adventure story. The writing is a bit dated- a little cheesy by today’s standards, but the book is still worth reading.
Mr.Death
This is a very good story that is even better in writing than the movie. After seeing the movie a few times during my teen years, the story becomes more enjoyable when reading it. I also don`t know why the changes in the story when taken to the screen. Better in writing.
Mardin
I've loved the movie and now am reading the book. Some things are a bit different but that always happens when they make a movie from a book. The silencing of the big guns is very dramatic. Lots of action throughout.
Jube
I read this book many years ago as a teenager, and after having purchased a Kindle I decided to revisit it, as it has been a very long time. As then, I am enjoying this book immensely, it's a great war time action story, with characters larger than life (the way we like them), but able to hold your interest. The characterization is brilliantly done and you would swear that if you ever met these characters on the street you would know them just like that, introductions un-necessary.

It's a classic British versus Germans war time yarn, with a seemingly mismatched band of extremely competent soldiers sent into an occupied Island to silence some big German guns and thus effect the rescue of many trapped allied soldiers.

The story is gripping, forcing to you to always be wanting to turn the page, even when it's well and truely past bedtime! What more can we want from an action book. Highly recommended!
Uthergo
An enjoyable light read. Descriptions sometimes too long and characters sometime too cliched — the German captain especially — but otherwise a fast-paced derringer-do, although at times credulity is stretched.
My first contact with The Guns of Navarone was the 1961 movie staring Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn. My first contact with the book upon which the movie was based was the Kindle edition, and it is that which I now review.

I must say right out of the gate that those who loved the movie will find that while the overall objective remains the same - to destroy The Guns - there are many differences between the movie and the book. For example, "Butcher" Brown in the movie is not a butcher in the book, Cpl Miller is not the whineing brat that the movie protrays him as, Major Roy Franklin in the movie is a very young Lt. Andy Stevens in the book, etc. Also, there is no female spy or traitor in the book and no "born" killer from the bronx, and neither Quinn's character, Andrea Stavros, nor Pecks character Capt. Keith Mallory, are quite the hard nosed bastards that the movie protrays them to be. And finally, the movie producers altered some scenes significantly and left others out completely

But these are minor points compared to the places where the book seems to have trouble making a transition between two different thoughts and story lines. I don't know if it was the author or the conversion from print to electronic format that is to blame, but it appears at times that MacLean is talking about one thing for several pages and then, without warning or pause, from one paragraph to the next, he is talking about something entirely different, leaving the reader lost and trying to figure out what just happened, what s/he just missed. I also had a difficulty accepting MacLean's descriptions of some of his characters, because he seems to provide contradictory descriptions at different points in the book.

Still, all-in-all, these are small things that do not make one bit of difference to the overall story. The book still presents some high adventure, pitting a small handful of brave men against seemingly impossible odds.

As for those who say the story line is predictable, don't worry about them. I expect it is somewhat predictable when you've had 50 years in which to see the movie or have your friends tell you about it. Just buy the book (or this Kindle version) and enjoy it the way the author meant it to be enjoyed.