[This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.]
Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
[Read by Tom Parker --aka-- Grover Gardner]
Jack D. Hunter's novel is a classic of war literature and a brilliant study of a pilot tortured by his naked ambition.
The most coveted combat decoration in all Germany, the Blue Max was a symbol of power, fame, and prestige beyond the reach of ordinary mortals.
Bruno Stachel is a nobody, a newly recruited junior officer in a First World War combat squadron. But he is determined not to remain a nobody for long. He has his sights on the Blue Max, the most coveted of all German decorations, and he will do anything to get it. From the very moment he shoots down his first plane, everything he does is aimed at that goal.
This world-famous novel of deadly combat in the skies tells the story of the men who killed for the Blue Max--and died for it.
Stachel: murderer and alcoholic. His meteoric rise to glory alienated him from his fellow pilots--and ultimately from human decency. Kettering: collector of pornography. He became the victim of Stachel's ruthless ambition. Von Klugermann: the haughty aristocrat. He delved too deeply into Stachel's torment, only to discover a cobra. Kaeti: the woman who knew them all. Stachel's beautiful mistress, she was an arrogant noblewoman--and a blackmailing nymphomaniac.
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JACK D. HUNTER (1921-2009) wrote many novels while working as a journalist and serving in the military and corporate sectors. Two of his novels were made into motion pictures, including The Blue Max, and another, The Expendable Spy, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He often based his novels on his experiences as a U.S. counterintelligence agent in World War II.From AudioFile:
The surface of this brooding novel is the story of a young German air ace in WWI. Deeper layers address ambition, corruption, media manipulation, the causes of WWII, and alcoholism. Tom Parker's reading, which seems a little flat at first, proves effortlessly engaging as the listener becomes absorbed in a story so well written that it needs little interpretive assistance. Parker is one of those readers who can become transparent, leaving no distinct impression of themselves, only the text. This is no small accomplishment, requiring as it does an execution free of any distracting flaws. J.N. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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