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Short Synopsis
In a sensational tale of combat, and an unlikely friendship in the flak-filled skies above Germany, Stephen Frater chronicles the life of U.S. Captain Werner Goering, an exceptional American pilot who was also the nephew of Herman Goering, leading member of the Nazi party and Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe.

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Hell Above Earth tells an unforgettable story of two World War II American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected but enduring bond in the flak-filled skies over Nazi Germany. But there's a twist: one of them was related to the head of the Luftwaffe, Reich Marshal Herman Goering, and the other had secret orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to kill him if anything went wrong during their missions. A heart-wrenching Greatest Generation buddy story, an adrenaline-filled account of aerial combat, and a work of popular history, Hell Above Earth centers around the author's discovery of a half-century old secret that has far-reaching and deeply personal repercussions for the pilots, and profound consequences for the FBI and the "Mighty" Eighth Air Force.

"Larkin's quick and resonant delivery is engaging. Through all the twists in Werner's story, Larkin gives a skilled reading of both the dialogue and narrative." ---AudioFile

"After the twists and turns in Goering's many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation. . . the author delivers an exciting read full of little-known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride." ---Kirkus

"A riveting book, every bit as exciting and unusual as Operation Mincemeat, and demonstrating that there are still things we don't know about World War II." ---Michael Korda, author of With Wings Like Eagles

Hell Above Earth

The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Copilot Ordered to Kill Him

Author Stephen Frater

Narrated by Pete Larkin

Publication date Mar 26, 2012

Running time 10 hrs

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