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An American spy undercover for almost a year behind enemy lines – this was the life of Helias Doundoulakis when he was an agent for the Office of Strategic Services (the “OSS”) during World War II. In his spy story audiobook, Doundoulakis looks back to his training in one of the key intelligence agencies of the war, his experience in espionage and his remarkable metamorphosis from boy to man, man to soldier and from soldier to spy. Truly, one of the best audiobooks you will ever hear!
Chased by the Gestapo from Crete, he is rescued by the SOE's Patrick Leigh Fermor, escaping to Egypt on a British torpedo boat. Due to his experience with the SOE (Special Operations Executive) and his fluency in Greek, English and German, he was recruited by the OSS, an episode that would change his life forever. At 91, he recalls his incredible odyssey, how he dodged the Germans, and survived the carnage of war on his mission to Salonica, Greece. Constantly moments from death – his wireless radio in plain view – he resolves to take a poison pill to end his life if captured. Yet, he miraculously survived to tell the tale. This is his story of survival, hope and, ultimately, victory.
Read by Adam Croasdell, an accomplished actor on both sides of the Atlantic, Trained to be an OSS Spy comes to life as never before!
Eye-opening and inspiring, Trained to be an OSS Spy audiobook is a true story of real-life heroes doing extraordinary things in one of the most cataclysmic events in world history. More than a war memoir or an account of historical value, it is a true testament of the indomitable human spirit. This is truly one of the best spy story audiobooks ever recorded about the Second World War!