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  • Incredible Victory

  • The Battle of Midway
  • By: Walter Lord
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the Americans had no chance of winning. They had fewer ships, slower fighters, and almost no battle experience. But because their codebreakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thankyou Americans, Thankyou America!

  • By Shane on 01-08-2018

Thankyou Americans, Thankyou America!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

An amazing book!!! Very cool the way it gives the experiences from both sides. Truely some amazing insights into the turning point of the world war!!
This story should make all Australians and New Zealanders ever thankful to America for her force and bravery which has preserved our freedom. How easily we forget. Thankyou Americans, Thankyou America!

  • Unbroken

  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 124

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Motion Picture Artwork © Universal Studios 2014. All Rights Reserved. In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War’s most extraordinary odysseys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story of survival

  • By ecologist on 02-11-2018

A great Listen, recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-2018

I Couldn't stop listening! Truely an amazing read!
Amazing sufferings and amazing forgiveness.
essential read.

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  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

  • By SIMON on 28-12-2016

Excellent Book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-2017

I love the way this is written! A very effective way of getting instruction across.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461

In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield. Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

  • By SIMON on 28-12-2016

Excellent Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-2017

I love the way this is written! A very effective way of getting instruction across.

  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148

In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story, great reader, sad story

  • By Arn on 28-09-2018

Unstoppable Courage

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-2017

Amazing account of the toughest warriors displaying unbelievable courage, and not giving up until they breathed their last. Those Pashtun people in this story amaze me too, they also display a care and selflessness we can all take account of!