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Geoff Alford

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Brilliant series

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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: 30-04-2020

I’ve listened to the whole Wellington/Napoleon series now and I must say they’ve been a joy to listen to. Absolutely recommended for any military buff or those interested in the history of these two Generals.

Enjoyable

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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: 20-02-2020

I found Thai book to be easy to listen to and interesting. Certainly hope there is a series to continue listening.

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Been done

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

Reviewed: 17-11-2019

I’m usually a massive fan of the author but this time I felt like I’d heard all of this book via a few other versions of the same subject. It really did just seem like a case of same old, same old. Not sure how it could have been done differently though to be honest.

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Brilliant

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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: 09-10-2019

Best biography I have ever listened to. Wonderfully accurate and interesting at every turn. Highly recommended.

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Should have stopped at the first book

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-2019

Thought I’d get this book after enjoying “Daemon”. I was wrong, this was pretty much just a replay of the first book. Pretty weak money grab.

Typically American

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2019

Originally sounded great but upon listening closely enough I kind of came up with the same conclusion his General did. Just a very lucky guy who didn’t seem to mind getting his guys into hopeless situations and not exactly in control usually. Getting an Aviators name scratched off the return to the US manifest to put your own on it when you’re in charge of that is not exactly heroic either. I’m sure that guys family wanted to see him too. If that’s the type of person you want to hear about then listen to this book.

Interesting enough

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

Reviewed: 26-06-2019

I’d never heard of the Catalpa rescue before and found that to be most interesting. Not sure how much emotional imbalance was in this book. Worth the listen though.

A real look at the day to day

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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: 03-04-2019

I loved this book. Not for the war story, not for the technical stuff, but as a look into the day to day life of Fleet Air Arm aircrew and sailors I’m WW2. It wasn’t over the top, had hilarious quips and eminent sadness at the same time. Very very enjoyable.

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Inaccurate and laughable narrator

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

Reviewed: 30-01-2019

Lot of inaccuracies, the main one being constantly used nomenclature of the BF109 as the ME109. Wrong and annoying for someone wanting to enjoy this book. The other thing was the Narrator’s heavily over used accents of German names and ranks but nothing else. I laughed every time it was done. A absolute lack of voice pitch often left me wondering where and who the heck was supposed to be doing what. Too bad, really great interviews that could have been presented a whole lot better.

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Mind numbingly boring, great cure for insomnia

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-2018

Couldn’t get past the first two hours without being put to sleep. Should be advertised as more of a text book for naturalists. I returned it.

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