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  • A Rumor of War

  • By: Philip Caputo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10

When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Vietnam war book I've read

  • By Mick Rose on 18-02-2019

Best Vietnam war book I've read

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Reviewed: 18-02-2019

I can see why this book was rated as one of the best about the war.

  • The Boys of '67

  • Charlie Company's War in Vietnam
  • By: Andrew Wiest
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    5 out of 5 stars 17

When the 160 men of Charlie Company were drafted by the US Army in May 1966, they were part of the wave of conscription that would swell the American military to eighty thousand combat troops in Vietnam by the height of the war in 1968. In the spring of 1966 the war was still popular, and the draftees of Charlie Company saw their service as a rite of passage. But by December 1967, when the company returned home, only thirty men were not casualties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • possibly one of the best Nam books

  • By Mick Rose on 21-01-2019

possibly one of the best Nam books

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Reviewed: 21-01-2019

absolutely great read, structure of the book was Magnificent. Very informative , the story's of the soliders before, during and after was heartbreaking.

  • Arnhem

  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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    5 out of 5 stars 37

On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book you will read on Market Garden

  • By Mick Rose on 18-11-2018

The Best Book you will read on Market Garden

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Reviewed: 18-11-2018

As with all Antony Beevor books, this is the most informative well written book I've read on Operation Market Garden.

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  • Ardennes 1944

  • Hitler's Last Gamble
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60
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    5 out of 5 stars 59
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    5 out of 5 stars 59

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beever, read by Sean Barrett. On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Antony at his best

  • By Jan on 17-06-2015

Great listen!!!

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Reviewed: 14-10-2018

like all Antony Beevor books, great structure extremely informative loaded with fact. Magnificent listen and read.

  • The End of the Road

  • The Festina Affair and the Tour That Almost Wrecked Cycling
  • By: Alasdair Fotheringham
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The Tour de France is always one of the most spectacular and dramatic events in sports. But the 1998 Tour provided drama like no other. As the opening stages in Ireland unfolded, the Festina team's soigneur, Willy Voet, was arrested at the French-Belgian border with a carload of drugs. Raid upon police raid followed, with arrest after arrest hammering the Tour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book for a 90s cycling fan

  • By Mick Rose on 01-07-2018

Great Book for a 90s cycling fan

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Reviewed: 01-07-2018

This book gives you every bit of information regarding the festina affair. Great loved it.

  • Gazza in Italy

  • By: Daniel Storey
  • Narrated by: James Richardson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Award-winning writer Daniel Storey brilliantly shines a light on an unexamined moment in Gazza’s career that encapsulates everything that we have come to associate with this most mercurial of talents: childish joy, public gaffes, wondrous skill and saddening self-destruction. Funny and harrowing in equal measure, this book allows us a better, more rounded understanding of one of our greatest sporting idols and of a tragically misunderstood human being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, love Serie A and Gazza

  • By Mick Rose on 30-06-2018

Great Book, love Serie A and Gazza

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Reviewed: 30-06-2018

If you lived thru the 90's and Serie A this is for you! love Gazza

  • The Secret Race

  • Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
  • By: Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 75

On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner at a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his best-selling book Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler had something else on his mind. He finally wanted to come clean, about everything: the doping, the lying, his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate on U.S. Postal,, and his decade spent running from the truth. "I'm sorry," he told Coyle. "It just feels so good to be able to talk about this. I've been quiet for so many years."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE definitive book on pro cycling and doping.

  • By Callum on 17-05-2015

Great Read .

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Reviewed: 03-01-2018

Absolutely great Book. Tyler and the Author make this a great easy read, straight to the point of what the book is about. They both explain in detail how the drugs work in detail and the methods used to make this book great and easy to understand. Very Big Fan of Tyler 👍👍