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    • Barney Greatrex

    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero Barney Greatrex - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter. A high school and university cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for Bomber Command in 1941, keen to get straight into the very centre of the Allied counterattack. The RAF's strategic bombing missions faced the deadliest and most dangerous fighting imaginable as they attempted to break the will of the German people and destroy its industrial might.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not padded out like some books

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-06-2018

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • Hell Ship

    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The riveting story of one of the most calamitous voyages in Australian history, the plague-stricken sailing ship Ticonderoga that left England for Victoria with 800 doomed emigrants on board. For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passed down through Michael Veitch’s family: the story of the Ticonderoga, a clipper ship that sailed from Liverpool in August 1852, crammed with poor but hopeful emigrants - mostly Scottish victims of the Clearances and the potato famine. A better life, they believed, awaited them in Australia. 

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • FLAK

    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Bolinda Publishing
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    A collection of vivid, unforgettable stories from RAAF veterans about their experiences of combat in World War II. It is also an account of the strange, sometimes obsessive journey of the author himself, as he explores a passion held since childhood. From bomber pilots to fighter aces, from rear gunners to bomb aimers, from stories of death and fear to tales of humor and comradeship, Michael has helped unearth the extraordinary stories of ordinary men living and fighting in extraordinary times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories

    • By Jason on 21-09-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • 44 Days

    • 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia
    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The epic World War II story of Australia's 75 Squadron - and the 44 days when these brave and barely-trained pilots fought alone against the Japanese. In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an extraordinary and heroic battle, the story of which has been left largely untold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story that should be heard.

    • By Robert on 22-02-2017
    • 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia
    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 02-08-2016
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • The Forgotten Islands

    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The more I learned, the more I realised this was an Australia I hardly knew. This was stormy weather Australia, an Australia of shipwrecks and sealers, of brutality and extermination, of folly and heroism, of wild weather and explorers in flimsy boats, of 1,000-foot cliffs and amazing birds and strange vegetation, of places well trodden and others believed never to have felt the impact of a human foot. This was a truly gothic Australia, as real and as valid as the gold and the drovers and the deserts yet known to almost no one.

    Non-member price: $42.54

    • Fly

    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Simultaneous release of the thrilling new volume of true stories from airmen of the Second World War, from the author of Flak (also available in audio by Bolinda). Michael Veitch's life-long obsession with the aircraft of the Second World War led him to conclude that every single person who flew, or flew in them, has at least one extraordinary story to tell. With most of these veterans in their 80's, he knew that it was a matter of urgency to find them now, before their personal stories disappear forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent all round<br />

    • By Steven on 23-08-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Heroes of the Skies

    • By: Michael Veitch
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    It is somewhere close to midnight on the clock when the men who fought the Second World War will still be with us. I have met just a few of them, sometimes goading them to reveal their experiences, at other times being simply a conduit to the river of their memories, sensing, on occasion, a kind of urgency to get it out there, just so these adventures and tragedies will not be lost to future enquiring minds. Michael Veitch has always been a keen historian and aeroplane fanatic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gut wrenching history that must be shared.

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-11-2017

    Non-member price: $47.85