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  • Stauffenberg and the True Story of Operation Valkyrie
  • Written by: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Secret Germany

Written by: Michael Baigent,Richard Leigh
Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
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By July of 1944, the Third Reich's days were numbered. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a general staff insider with open eyes (and access to the Fuhrer), was convinced that assassinating Hitler was the only way to prevent the destruction of the Fatherland and the deaths of millions. On July 20, he hid a bomb-stuffed briefcase at a high-level meeting. The explosion tore through the room, but a table leg spared Hitler from the blast. The result was a witch hunt, a wave of executions, and a further pointless year of war. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh deliver an exhilarating and definitive portrait of the anti-Nazi movement (called "Secret Germany") that almost killed Hitler. Secret Germany is the story of "World War II's boldest plot-that-failed" (Time), a coup that was a moral and spiritual necessity.
©2008 Michael Baigent and the estate of Richard Leigh (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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honestly the dumb ass fake german accent ruins the book it's lame and only break the storytelling

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Well done

It was a well done story of people who stood up against Hitler. It also includes a prevue from the Teutonic knits and than with Napoleon and the Prussian history including the life of well known authors like Goethe and many more.

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Lots here

Two observations:
I am heartened to learn how many people were trying to take Hitler out, including within his close circle. Many more than I thought. I’m not an advocate of assassinations, but just think how many lives could have been saved!
This book goes beyond the main stories and delves into everything from philosophy and authors to just and unjust wars. I had to listen twice to absorb it all, but it gave me a lot to think about.

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Maybe good to read but not to listen to

The reader uses a very poor and phony German accent imitation for every German quote. This is totally annoying and ruins the book. I gave up finishing the book for that reason…

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