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  • The Crossroad

  • By: Mark Donaldson
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 750
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    5 out of 5 stars 693
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    5 out of 5 stars 692

On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By craig on 07-01-2016

Amazing

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Reviewed: 23-10-2018

This was a wonderful, first-hand account, of an amazing journey. Loved it and will listen to it again.

  • The Commando

  • The Life and Death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG
  • By: Ben Mckelvey
  • Narrated by: Nick Farnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 144
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    5 out of 5 stars 129
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    5 out of 5 stars 130

From his early life as an up-and coming AFL player to his tours of duty in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and his final battle in the dusty Ghawcha village in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan - the powerful biography of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, one of Australia's most decorated modern soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Jen Hofman on 22-11-2017

fantastic book in every way

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Reviewed: 15-10-2018

this was a truly engaging book. I love reading it and couldn't put it down.

  • Siege at Jadotville

  • The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle
  • By: Declan Power
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

The Irish soldier has never been a stranger to fighting the enemy with the odds stacked against him. The notion of charging into adversity has been a cherished part of Ireland's military history. In September 1961, another chapter should have been written into the annals, but it is a tale that lay shrouded in dust for years. The men of A Company, 35th Irish Infantry Battalion, arrived in the Congo as a United Nations contingent to help keep the peace. For many it would be their first trip outside their native shores.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • politics vs soldiers

  • By Anthony on 14-02-2017

politics vs soldiers

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Reviewed: 14-02-2017

Politicians and soldiers serve their country in very different ways. One at the expense of the other.

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  • Who Rules the World?

  • Reframings
  • By: Noam Chomsky
  • Narrated by: Brian Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post-9/11 world. Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions, calling our politicians, institutions and media to account. The culmination of years of work, Who Rules the World? is Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into the major issues of our times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • eye opening

  • By Dennis on 02-11-2018

insightful

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Reviewed: 06-12-2016

A very insightful read. Everone needs to read it. People need to understand the truth of what the media and govt tell them.