A Higher Call

A Higher Call

[an Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-torn Skies of World War II]

Audiobook CD - 2013
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This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day--the American, Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German, Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II. A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions during the war. Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American Eighth Air Force would later classify as top secret. It was an act that Franz could never mention without facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search for one another, a last mission that could change their lives forever.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470899264
Branch Call Number: 940.54443
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (13 hrs., 30 mins.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
digital, optical, rda
CD audio, rda
Additional Contributors: Alexander, Larry 1951-
Dean, Robertson


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Oct 27, 2019

Probably the best audiobook I've ever "read"

Apr 06, 2018

I would give this book 6 stars if I could. Captivating, well-researched with a strong focus on the human cost of war. I listed to the audiobook edition and the narration was perfectly executed for this book.

Jun 14, 2017

This is an excellent "reads like fiction" story for WWII enthusiasts and novices alike.

RaptorF22 May 16, 2016

An a amazing story of chivalry. I was very interesting to hear the side of the German fighter pilots. It was a amazing to find the most of them despised Hitler and what he did to there country.Wonderful book! I love to read it over and over again.

jzondlo Feb 10, 2016

This was a great story and well researched and written. Not only for the WW2 enthusiast. This is a heart-warming story of chivalry and good triumphing over evil. Highly recommended!


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