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Mosul

Australia's Secret War Inside the ISIS Caliphate
Narrated by: Nick Farnell
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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From the best-selling author of The Commando and Born to Fight comes a fascinating investigation of modern warfare that combines methodical research and the fast-paced action of battle with the personal stories of the combatants on both sides of the line.

Taking us from the suburbs of Western Sydney and Australia's military army bases, to the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, this is a remarkable audiobook that reveals the as-yet-untold story of the battle for Mosul and the secret involvement of Australians on both sides of the war - both our commandos and Australian ISIS fighters. 

Mosul details the rise of ISIS influence in Australia, the Iran and Australia allegiance to fight Daesh and shows what led up to the battle and the ramifications that are still being felt at home - by our soldiers and the victims of that war.

Ben Mckelvey has extraordinary access to SOOCOMD/2COMMANDO units - the most decorated modern Australian fighting unit; ISOF - Iraq's premier fighters; Yazidis women who had been slaves of ISIS; returned commandos and their devastated families and explains how petty criminals in Western Sydney became some of our worst jihadists who took their families to Iraq to fight for ISIS. Focusing on the stories of key figures like 2 Commando's Ian Turner and one of Australia's most infamous jihadist, Khaled Sharrouf, Mckelvey takes us the heart of this brutal battle and brings history to life in an honest, thoughtful and compelling examination of modern warfare.

A must-listen for anyone interested in modern military history. 

©2020 Ben Mckelvey (P)2020 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

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Raw, Brutal and Transparent.

This book reveals the abhorrent reality that exists outside of Australia’s borders and the threat that potentially conspires inside of local neighbourhoods on Australian soil. Shining light on the immense sacrifice made by our ADF’s elite along with the dark end for those who do not find their own end on the battle field. It will also infuriate you by exposing the negligence made by ADF hierarchy once they have extracted all they have needed from their service men and women. A critical story that should be heard by everyone.

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Excellent insight and background

Great to listen to this reader, perfectly suited to the book itself. Fantastic insight into the workings of our more secret live branches of the military. The background to the main story woven through the book really opened my eyes to what goes on in the shadows.

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Brilliant

Brilliant book, captivating and I just wanted to hear more. I thoroughly recommend the book.

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Another great book from Ben.

A very detailed description of metal and physical battles, and the reality of war.