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    • Vietnam

    • An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble, Max Hastings - introduction
    • Length: 33 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. He portrays the set pieces of Dienbienphu, the Tet offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam and less familiar battles such as the bloodbath at Daido.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very disturbing and Depressing

    • By Richard on 12-11-2018

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • The Korean War

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    On 25 June, 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive detail and sensitivity

    • By John Travers on 05-08-2016

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Das Reich

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    Within days of the D-Day landings, the 'Das Reich' 2nd SS Panzer Division marched north through France to reinforce the front-line defenders of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Veterans of the bloodiest fighting of the Russian Front, 15,000 men with their tanks and artillery, they were hounded for every mile of their march by saboteurs of the Resistance and agents of the Allied Special Forces. Along their route they took reprisals so savage they will live forever in the chronicles of the most appalling atrocities of war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but not what I expected

    • By Andrew on 10-06-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Battle for the Falklands

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history - 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government.

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • All Hell Let Loose

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The complete magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. This shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world - soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children. Reflecting Max Hastings's 35 years of research on World War II, All Hell Let Loose describes the course of events, but focuses chiefly upon human experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mac daddy

    • By aidan on 22-03-2018

    Non-member price: $46.83

    • Overlord

    • D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The famous D-Day landings of 6 June, 1944, marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, Max Hastings’ acclaimed account overturns many traditional legends in this memorable study. Drawing together the eyewitness accounts of survivors from both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, Overlord provides a brilliant, controversial perspective on the devastating battle.

    • D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Armageddon

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Armageddon tells the story of the climatic months of the Second World War and the destruction of Hitler's Germany. In this compelling study, the author addresses the big human and military questions. Why did the Allies not win the war in 1944, when they were vastly stronger than the Germans? Why did the Russians produce the best generals? What was it like to fight the British, American, German and Soviet armies?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read

    • By LET on 18-04-2018

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • Nemesis

    • The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Stewart Cameron
    • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. A companion volume to his best-selling ‘Armageddon’, Max Hastings’ account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history. Featuring the most remarkable cast of commanders the world has ever seen, the dramatic battle for Japan of 1944-45 was acted out across the vast stage of Asia: Imphal and Kohima, Leyte Gulf and Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Soviet assault on Manchuria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Balanced view

    • By Jan on 09-07-2015

    Non-member price: $46.83

    • Bomber Command

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War. More than 56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and 600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing. The struggle began in 1939 with a few score primitive Whitleys, Hampdens and Wellingtons, and ended six years later with 1,600 Lancasters, Halifaxes, and Mosquitoes razing whole cities in a single night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very detailed account of bomber command

    • By Adam on 28-02-2016

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Warriors

    • Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. An exhilarating and uplifting account of the lives of 16 ‘warriors’ from the last three centuries, hand-picked for their bravery or extraordinary military experience by the eminent military historian, author and ex-editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings. Over the course of 40 years of writing about war, Max Hastings has grown fascinated by outstanding deeds of derring-do on the battlefield (land, sea, or air) - and by their practitioners.

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Finest Years

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 27 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Preeminent military historian Max Hastings presents Winston Churchill as he has never been seen before. Winston Churchill was the greatest war leader Britain ever had. In 1940, the nation rallied behind him in an extraordinary fashion. But thereafter, argues Max Hastings, there was a deep divide between what Churchill wanted from the British people and their army, and what they were capable of delivering.

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Outside Days

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Max Hastings is best known as an acclaimed journalist and military historian. But what is perhaps less well known is his love of the countryside and its pursuits, above all fishing and shooting, which he indulges as often as he can escape his urban working environment.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Did You Really Shoot the Television?: A Family Fable

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Max Hastings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author is the son of broadcaster and adventurer Macdonald Hastings, and journalist and gardening writer Anne Scott-James. Max’s father roamed the world for newspapers and as a presenter for BBC TV’s legendary 'Tonight' programme, while his mother edited 'Harper’s Bazaar', became a famous columnist and wrote bestselling gardening books. One of Max’s grandfathers was a literary editor, while the other wrote plays and essays.

    Non-member price: $29.66