The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

Alistair MacLean / Sep 15, 2019

The Guns of Navarone An entire navy had tried to silence the guns of Navarone and failed Full scale attacks had been driven back Now they were sending in just five men each one a specialist in dealing death

  • Title: The Guns of Navarone
  • Author: Alistair MacLean
  • ISBN: 9781402790355
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • An entire navy had tried to silence the guns of Navarone and failed Full scale attacks had been driven back Now they were sending in just five men, each one a specialist in dealing death.

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    About "Alistair MacLean"

      • Alistair MacLean

        Alistair Stuart MacLean Scottish Gaelic Alasdair MacGill Eain , the son of a Scots Minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands In 1941, at the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster In 1983, he was awarded a D Litt from the same university.Maclean is the author of twenty nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre Many of his titles have been adapted for film The Guns of the Navarone, The Satan Bug, Force Ten from Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Bear Island are among the most famous.


    1. A classic thriller. MacLean always delivered the goods. I remember devouring all of his titles out of the library. I wouldn't suggest doing them in a row, because things can get a little repetitive. But that's to be expected of almost any author.The concept, of having a team as the only way to take out the guns guarding a narrow straight through which the ships needed to rescue troops, have to traverse is a bit forced. But it does lend to a tight thriller with a clock ticking.What's best about t [...]

    2. 4.5 StarsQuite by accident I picked this up and started reading. From the first page, the esteemed war thriller author, Alistair MacLean, engages his reader. Off the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea the Germans and Italians control a cluster of islands and the area shipping lanes. On one island 1200 British soldiers are trapped and will soon be attacked by the Axis Alliance. The destruction of the mighty Guns of Navarone is the only hope these Brits have. It is a suicide mission. The guns are p [...]

    3. I saw the movie on TV back in the 1960s. Quinn, Peck, and Niven made for an all-star cast. Finally, I read the novel. Well, sir, I'm happy to report that Alistair MacLean could tell the corker of a tale. The Allied saboteurs come through lots of close shaves still intact. At times their heroics leave you rolling your eyes a little, but the fun is watching them strive to carry out their desperate mission. There are betrayals. The pace is snappy, the suspense builds well, and the characters feel f [...]

    4. This is one of the books that took me at the edge of my seat. The action felt so real. I'm thankful that a friend recommended this to me.

    5. During World War II, five men are recruited to achieve the impossible: destroy a German fortress that threatens Allied Naval operations in the Aegean Sea and prevents over 1,200 isolated British soldiers from being rescued. These five men are all experts at various specialties required by the commando operation, including demolitions, engineering, and most provocatively, mountain climbing since access to the fortress is impossible without scaling a sheer cliff face.Even though the Greek island o [...]

    6. Tense WWII thriller about a small group of commandos that has to sabotage the naval guns on an island fortress that is otherwise nigh-impregnable.I think what I liked the most about this is it's not got that modern action movie quality of triumphing in a series of outnumbered gun battles, which gets kind of silly after a while. It's much more about stealth and subterfuge. The other surprising quality, for me, is the prose. MacLean really gets you feeling like the wind and rain are lashing you as [...]

    7. When I was 12 or so, one of my friends at school (Michael Edworthy) used to bring this book along every day as a sort of badge along with his Who and Yes albums. He couldn't have been reading it otherwise he'd have finished it rapidly. We were all careful never to mention the book in case he went on about it like he did about the bands. Intrigued, I bought a copy and read the first of the many Alistair MacLean books I was to devour. Set in WW2 this is story-telling for boys of the highest calibr [...]

    8. Another one I read in high school after seeing the movie a couple dozen times. A good example of decent source material elevated in the adaptation—an effective but fairly standard thriller that was turned into one of the most thrilling and morally serious meditations on war in the twentieth century. NB—Avoid the sequel, Force 10 from Navarone, at all costs. It’s the only sequel MacLean ever wrote and it’s apparent why.

    9. As thrilling and two fistedly action packed as you'd expect a war story that has maintained its popularity for so long to be. This has undeniably two dimensional but still entertaining characters, a wonderful variety of life it death scenarios (mountain climbing, storms at sea, gun fights against impossible odds) and a solid plot that holds it all together nicely.

    10. Wonderful :) Beautifully plotted, charactered, and twisted. Cannot speak too well of this one; highly recommend.

    11. By Alistair Maclean. #1 of the Navarone series. Grade: AAlistair Maclean is probably one of the most famous fiction authors of all time. He is possibly the world’s best war fiction novelist with novels like Where Eagles Dare under his belt. The Guns of Navarone has been made into a very successful, classic feature film of the same name.Twelve hundred British soldiers are isolated and waiting on the small island of Kheros, off the Turkish coast. All these lives could be saved if only the vigila [...]

    12. The novels involves an Allied commando raid against a fortress off Turkey. A team of five men led by Captain Keith Mallory of New Zealand and including the Greek resistance fighter Andreas and an American demolitions expert Corporal Dusty Miller must climb a sheer cliff of 400 feet considered unclimbable, infiltrate a Nazi fortress and sabotage her guns to allow through a British fleet. At stake are the lives of 1,200 British soldiers stranded on an island. The novel takes place in the course of [...]

    13. He estado a punto de dejar de leerlo dos veces y eso que suelo acabar todo lo que empiezo. Fue una recomendación de un blog que sigo pero no sé si ha sido que el público es distinto o la traducción o qué, pero vaya coñazo.Grupo de sabotaje en Grecia durante la segunda Gran Guerra, suena interesante y la historia, lo es. Las aventuras que corren tienen su punto de tensión e interés pero no está bien escrito. Las auto arengas del equipo de asalto me han quemado mucho: todos son grandes so [...]

    14. The Guns of Navarone is one of my favorite books, and is a classic World War II adventure novel. I’ve seen the movie and listened to the audiobook as well, and they don’t disappoint. The interaction between British commando Captain Mallory and former Greek Lieutenant Colonel Andrea is captivating as the team endeavors to operate behind enemy lines, subvert the Germans, and ultimately, target the devastating guns of Navarone. What I enjoy most about the book – which is something I find in M [...]

    15. Some may say that this book is outdated, in my opinion great writing is never out dated, MacLean is one of the best. I loved this book,I did't want to put it down. It's a tense wartime thriller with a story that's believable, with fascinating characters. MacLean tells the story in a way that draws you in. My heart was beating faster as Miller scaled the unclimbed cliff face. You feel the wind, rain and the spirit numbing cold. As this group of men strive to accomplish an impossible task, you fin [...]

    16. For those of us of a certain age, any stories of daring British Commandos in action during WWII are almost like comfort food in their appeal.War should NEVER be glorified or sought after in any way, however, a story about the exploits of a few courageous souls trying to shorten a conflict and prevent the deaths of thousands of others, is worth being told, as a reminder of what it really means to be human.

    17. A four star rating based entirely on how much I loved it when I was fourteen. This was the favourite book of all the boys in grade eight back in the day. Action! Only a small group of men might succeed in destroying the German stronghold that was pinning down the Allied navy in the Aegean! How awesome is that!?

    18. 555 - 2013#Program BUBUKalau diminta menyebutkan novel perang favorit, pasti jawabanku sama saja dengan kalau ditanya siapa penulis favorit. Banyak, euy. Kalau novel tema perang, dari rak bukuku di sudah bisa kelihatan penulis-penulis mana saja yang jadi favoritku. Nah, untuk posting bareng BBI bulan Agustus 2013, aku memilih novel Alistair MacLean yang ini, buku pertama yang membuatku menjamah genre perang.Tidak jelas alasannya kenapa aku memilih untuk membaca buku yang versi terjemahannya per [...]

    19. THE GUNS OF NAVARONE was my father's favorite movie and one of mine, so it is impossible for me to rate and review this book without thinking of the movie.While marveling at the wonderful writing of Alister MacLean, I am also in awe of the screenplay written for the 1961 motion picture by Carl Foreman. Foreman, who was nominated for an Academy Award, took the basic premise of MacLean’s novel and expanded it beautifully, adding a sense of intrigue via the conflict between Mallory and Andrea as [...]

    20. A team of world class rock climbers must destroy the lethal guns commanding a strait that is the only access to a thousand British troops trapped on the doomed island of Kheros. New Zealander, Captain Keith Mallory, leads a team that includes a giant Greek and an aging American explosives genius to the German occupied, and seemingly impenetrable, island of Navarone. The danger starts before they approach the island, sailing in an ancient, leaking skiff, they are halted and boarded by a German pa [...]

    21. The main thing I remember from seeing the film adaptation of this as a kid, a shocking subplot involving a female character, was surprisingly missing from the book. However there is more than enough action, subterfuge, and colorful Greek locals and locations to make up for that. MacLean is a vivid writer and has a knack for making you feel the cold, wet, and injuries our heroes suffer throughout the story in their persevering quest to destroy cliff-side artillery threatening the safe evacuation [...]

    22. This book should be made into a movie! Oh wait, it already was, more than 55 years ago. Fortunately, back in 1961, the movie could place Gregory Peck (rather than Tom Cruise if filmed today) into the leading role of Capt. Mallory. Having watched that very cool movie back when I was a boy, I couldn't help but have the film playing in the back of my mind while I read Alistair MacLean's thriller/adventure WWII story from the 1950's. The good news is the book holds up well if one can overlook the ch [...]

    23. A master story teller, Alistair Maclean's Guns of Navarone is a great read. The book can be long and tiring and sometimes monotonous but it is nevertheless a great read. There are many twists and turns. The movie based off the book follows the skeletal plot but in detail, there is much difference between the movie and book versions. The Judas in the flock is also a totally different person.

    24. My first Maclean book. Had been hooked to the story ever since I saw the film. Grand in scope and brilliant in execution, "The Guns of Navarone" ranks among the finest WW 2 novels to be ever written. The author builds up the characters nicely before action explodes. It stands with HMS Ulysses as the high watermark of Maclean's work.

    25. The Guns of Navarone is an adventure / thriller novel written by the popular World War II novelist, Alistair MacLean. While MacLean has disappointed me in the past with some of his works such as The Caravan to Vaccares and The Last Frontier, the work often touted as his best would not be something that would miss my attention for too long and thus, I thought I would give the author one more chance.The story takes place with the Second World War in the backdrop; about a near suicide mission to re [...]

    26. Rip-roaring, great adventure tale. Masterfully written and gripping to the end. So testosterone-packed that not one, not even a singular mention of a female character is present in this book. Yes, I double-checked.

    27. এই সব ক্লাসিক বইয়ের রিভিউ হয় না বন্ধুগন। পড়ে ফেলতে হয়। :D

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