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Interesting and intriguing

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Reviewed: 04-04-2019

This is a thrilling and mind-blowing account of a truly fascinating spy story. It was narrated very well too. Anyone interested in this genre will love it!

Great stories

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Reviewed: 21-09-2018

Great stories, well read by the author. Action packed and captivating for anyone interested in WWII or aviation.

Breathtaking

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Reviewed: 06-09-2018

A well-written, fast-paced and fascinating account of one of the most prolific US subs of WWII. Highly recommended.

Interesting, although slow.

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Reviewed: 09-06-2018

1984 is among the 'must-read' of modern literature, so it was with excitement that I started this book. The narration is outstanding, however my preference of book is more fast-paced than 1984.
The premise of the story and the world which George Orwell created is fascinating and intricately devised. If you prefer action and pace in your books, look elsewhere. If you enjoy delving deeper in to the character's thoughts, than this book might be for you.

A Thrilling Eye-Opener

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Reviewed: 20-05-2017

Although we all know about computer viruses, few of us have much of an understanding of how much of a role cyber-warfare plays in international espionage and sabotage.
Countdown to Zero Day does a great job in enlightening us about all levels of cyber attack and defence, focussing on the extraordinary Stuxnet attack interwoven with countless other examples.
With a good balance between intrigue and technical detail, it held my attention the whole time. Well written and well read.

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Detailed and Eye-Opening

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Reviewed: 01-05-2017

Having always wondered about just how safe nuclear weapons are and just how close the world has come to accidental or unlawful detonations, I started this book hoping to get a detailed insight in to that secretive world. I was not disappointed.
Command and Control expertly weaves countless fascinating stories through a main storyline of an accident at a ballistic missile site in the US. It covers both the government-level policy and engineering-level detail for all aspects of nuclear weapons. Even with the fine detail - in fact, because of the fine detail - I was captivated through the entire book and was constantly amazed at just how disastrous the history of nuclear weapons has been. And how it easily could have been far worse.
The narration was one of the best, if not the best, that I have heard. The readers tone and inflictions expertly underscored the text and made listening to the book a real pleasure.
If you are remotely interested in the subject, I highly recommend this book.

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Powerful

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Reviewed: 11-04-2017

A stirring book combining well-written action with a true insight into what the troops of Easy Company experienced during and after the war. Highly recommended.

Incredible Story

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Reviewed: 05-03-2017

A well-written account of an amazing snapshot in Australian military history. Achieving a good balance of facts and figures vs action sequences, this book is always engaging and highlights well the truly incredible struggle against massive odds of the hand full of pilots involved im those 44 days.

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Absolute Must-Listen for Everyone

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Reviewed: 16-02-2017

Sir David Attenborough has a way with words. And animals. And people. Even if you have no interest in animals and plants, this book is captivating and thought-provoking. And of course, being read by David himself, I could listen to the book on repeat for days.

A must for WWII buffs

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Reviewed: 05-02-2017

Providing a balance to the many books covering regular military operations about WWII, this book delves, in great detail, into the secret world of sabotage in Nazi-occupied Europe. The book strikes a good balance between the various factors, including details of the organizations themselves and how they began and the political jockeying required to see them come to fruition, to the development of impressively cunning sabotage weapons and the men who invented them, with the book moving on to provide details of the men involved in the undercover and sabotage work, and dramatic and detailed sequences of many of the most interesting operations in enemy territory.
This balance provides for a fantastic listen by both those who are interested in the background to such organizations, and those that relish fast-paced yet detailed accounts of daring missions resulting in destruction of impressive scales.
This book is well read and easy to listen to.