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  • "Still A Gripping Must Read - Lest W..."

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    I used to look at this book on my fathers book shelf but always found it too cumbersome to even pick up. Finally thanks to this audio book I have completed my 'reading ' and must say that for a book 50 years old , where we all know the story and ending, it grips from start to finish. It is a fascinating and compelling story of utter madness, humanity's worst failings and also inspirational bravery and perseverence on all sides. The audio book is a credit to the author and narrator who has done a great job. Highly recommended if you are interested in 20th century history and have a few hours in the car or plane or out walking to listen.

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    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century's blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    Richard says: "A unique account"
  • "Gripping"

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    why we never hear of these heroic - sort of story that needs telling . Untill I read this I didn't even know the Germans had Radar in 1940 let alone invented it ! and the achivement of these men who were mainly just regular folks in the pre war world is quite outstanding and heroic

    good story well told and well read

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    Night Raid: The True Story of the First Victorious British Para Raid of WWII

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Taylor Downing
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The loss of British bombers over Occupied Europe began to reach alarming levels in 1941. Could it be that the Germans were using a sophisticated form of radar to direct their night fighters and anti-aircraft guns at the British bombers? British aerial reconnaissance discovered what seemed to be a rotating radar tower on a clifftop at Bruneval, near Le Havre. The truth must be revealed. The decision was taken to launch a daring raid on the Bruneval site to try and capture the technology for further examination.

    paul says: "Gripping"
  • "good story - interesting"

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    I found the whole story fascinating - more so as I had never heard of it before. I don't draw the same conspiracy conclusions s the author but that didn't spoil it .

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    Red Star Rogue

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kenneth Sewell, Clint Richmond
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
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    Early in 1968, a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that the sub sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile.

    Ken says: "Quick Review"
  1. The Rise and Fall of the ...
  2. Night Raid: The True Stor...
  3. Red Star Rogue
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A fascinating insight into World War II

A daring escape

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