V2 by Robert Harris, Read by David Rintoul
Fact and Fiction Are Interwoven in This WWII Historical Novel
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten share their thoughts on Robert Harris’s latest audiobook, V2, narrated with a detached air by David Rintoul. Wernher von Braun and his team of rocket scientists are on the verge of defection to the U.S. The story, told from the opposing perspectives of two fictional characters, von Braun’s colleague Dr. Rudi Graf and WAAF officer Kay Caton-Walsh, traces the impact of Hitler’s decision to unleash powerful V2 rockets on London and Antwerp. This audiobook is for those who love WWII history as much as they love taut fiction.
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