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SAS: Rogue Heroes Audiobook

SAS: Rogue Heroes: The Authorised Wartime History

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Publisher's Summary

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines.

Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

The history of the SAS is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men willing to take monumental risks. It is a story of the meaning of courage.

©2016 Ben Macintyre (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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  • Renee
    Klosters, Switzerland
    8/11/16
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    "McIntyre narration and great narrator."

    I am fascinated by The men who made a difference and won the War.
    And these Roque heroes are real characters.
    I have read all of Ben McIntyre's books.
    This one is unique!

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  • Jim
    15/02/17
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    "first book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of SAS: Rogue Heroes to be better than the print version?

    i'm not sure, i have previously read books by MacIntyre, and i do miss the pictures and illustrations in his books


    What about Ben Macintyre’s performance did you like?

    i like the fact he is the author, he knows the book, and reads it as he imagined it should be read


    Any additional comments?

    good book well read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Egon
    England
    10/02/17
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    "Absolute must read/listen!"

    The story of the SAS. From its beginnings until it looked like the regiments demise....
    Historically, the sas name brings visions of black outfits, respirators and the Iranian embassy, but this reaches right back to one man's idea and follows it through to the end of the war.
    not blood thirsty but comical enough in an ironic way, this book was brilliant. read SPECTACULARLY well too. that counts for a lot.
    I genuinely couldn't wait to commute to hear the next episode of madness and downright ballsyness. needs a follow-up when the stuff gets declassified!!
    Will be revisited a few times, I think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    4/02/17
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    "Excellent "

    I could not stop listening, the narrator and the accounts of these brave men are incredible.

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  • james
    31/01/17
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    "Amazing!"

    An absolute must read, truly gripping. Fantastically narrated. Searching for further material on the subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • grant georgiades
    29/01/17
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    "Incredible Stories"
    If you could sum up SAS: Rogue Heroes in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Eccentric Cavaliers!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paddy Mayne's fantastically complex character had me enthralled from start to finish.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The narrator brought the characters and narrative to life with his verve. The stories are quite remarkable and the characters are wonderful evocations of a bygone age....and the craziest part is that its all fact.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Duncan Holman
    27/01/17
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    "Incredible Detail."

    If you are looking for a definitive account of the birth of this unit, this is it. Well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unhappy customer
    27/01/17
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    "Brilliant ...again"

    My only regret is that in finishing this book, I have bought and read every book by Ben MacIntyre and have no more left to read. If you liked his ww2 books like Operation Mincemeat you can't go wrong here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr F.
    25/01/17
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    "Exceptional insight. Rather monotone."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is a true to life account of the story of the regiment. A brutal history. The attention to detail shown is perfect. Not too much war jargon etc.


    Any additional comments?

    The only negative I have is the monotone way in which it was read. Little to no life was brought to the fore. I appreciate this is, in essence, snippets from the archives and diaries etc But I found it droning from time to time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • simon
    Esher, United Kingdom
    14/01/17
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    "Good fun & informative"

    It's a lovely, easy listen. Written and narrated well. Given the subject matter it was always going to be a 'Boys Own' adventure but it's nicely down and very interesting. Also try Agent ZigZag by the same author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • andrew
    8/01/17
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    "highly recommended"

    I couldn't stop listening to this book. fantastic insight into the secret world of ww2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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