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  • The War that Never Was

  • The True Story of the Men who Fought Britain's Most Secret Battle
  • By: Duff Hart-Davis
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

For the very first time, The War That Never Was tells the fascinating story of a secret war fought by British mercenaries in the Yemen in the early 1960s. In a covert operation organised over whisky and sodas in the clubs of Chelsea and Mayfair, a group of former SAS officers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-2019

Informative

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-2019

Very informative and well researched however can't recall when I listened to a drier book.

  • Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II

  • By: Philip Ardery
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

"The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to take part in many more raids on Hitler's Europe, including air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This vivid firsthand account records one man's experience of World War II air warfare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative Read

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-2018

Informative Read

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-2018

Very informative as I knew little of the US bomber war in Europe. Well written and objective. Narrators voice was quite annoying though and most certainly did not do the book justice.

  • War with Russia

  • An urgent warning from senior military command
  • By: General Sir General Sir Richard Shirreff
  • Narrated by: General Sir Richard Shirreff, Michael Fenner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Closely modeled on his NATO experience of war gaming future conflicts, War with Russia is a chilling account of where we are heading if we fail to recognise the threat posed by the Russian president. Written by the recently retired Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and endorsed by senior military figures, this audiobook shows how war with Russia could erupt, with the bloodiest and most appalling consequences, if the necessary steps are not taken urgently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought Provoking

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-05-2017

Thought Provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-2017

Not a bad novel. Interesting insight into the workings of NATO and high level government bureaucracy. Although the author has a very valid point with regards to defence spending cuts, the repetition of this throughout the book becomes a little monotonous...still, worth a listen.

  • House to House

  • An Epic Memoir of War
  • By: Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In one of the most compelling combat narratives ever written, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, an Army infantry platoon leader in Iraq, gives a teeth-rattling, first-hand account of 11 straight days of heavy house-to-house fighting during the climactic second battle of Fallujah. His actions in the firefight, which included killing five insurgents in hand-to-hand combat, earned Bellavia the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and New York state's highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Cross.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thank you for that sarnt. respect

  • By Robert on 14-06-2018

Get it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-2017

Brilliant first hand account of close quater battle and the modern Infantryman. Digs beneath the bravado to reveal the true emotions experienced during combat.

  • Carnivore

  • A Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
  • By: Dillard Johnson, James Tarr
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Dillard Johnson was at the forefront of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But surviving the enemy was only the beginning. Johnson would use the intensity, focus, and humor that kept him alive on the battlefield to fight stage three Hodgkin's Lymphoma. A man determined not to die, Johnson made a miraculous recovery - and then returned to Iraq for a second combat tour as an Army sniper. Funny and exciting, Carnivore offers fresh insight into the mind and heart of a warrior and offers a look at the lives of troops on the ground not seen before.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly Rubbish

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-04-2017

Mostly Rubbish

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-2017

I don't doubt his courage but apparently this guy won the war all by himself. After further research, it appears his fellow soldiers have disowned him.

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