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Sniper One Audiobook

Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege

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Publisher's Summary

We all saw it at once. Half a dozen voices screamed, 'Grenade!' simultaneously. Then everything went into slow motion. The grenade took an age to travel through its 20 metre arc. A dark, small oval-shaped package of misery the size of a peach....

April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers flew into Southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives.

Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained firefight British troops had faced for over 50 years.

This awe-inspiring account tells of total war in throat-burning winds and 50-degree heat, blasted by mortars and surrounded by heavily armed militias. For six months they fought alone: isolated, besieged and under constant enemy fire. Their heroic stand was a modern-day Rorke's Drift.

©2007 Dan Mills (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    Aaron 04/04/2017
    Aaron 04/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Cracking listen!"

    having been to Iraq on challenger 2 I can relate to this book. I knew the cimic story already but brilliant to hear it first hand. My only issue was with the way he said "gimpy" it's pronounced as "jimpy" unless PWRR called it that I don't know but we knew it as "jimpy" still a top book!

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    Woodster Southampton 22/06/2017
    Woodster Southampton 22/06/2017 Member Since 2015

    Husband, Father and Southampton season ticket holder and likes the odd glass of red wine and a good book...

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    "Shockingly bad narrator"
    Would you try another book written by Dan Mills or narrated by Josh Dylan?

    Dan Mills - yes, Josh Dylan - NEVER


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sniper One?

    Can't listen to all the book because the narration is so bad


    How could the performance have been better?

    He can't do accents ... he tries but ends up doing the same voice for all different people. He's no Paul Thornley!!


    Do you think Sniper One needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No idea!


    Any additional comments?

    Story seemed half decent but spoilt by the narrator ... would try again if the narrator was changed.

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    Graeme 16/06/2017
    Graeme 16/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed it"

    Great listen enjoyed but challenger 2 are 72Ton with Dorchester armour on and its gpmg or 'jimpy' not a gimpy!!

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    Carl 12/06/2017
    Carl 12/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fast Paced and Poetic"

    Not what I usually read at all. Tried it. Loved it. Safe hands Josh Dylan.

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    Keith H. Slater Belize - Central America 10/06/2017
    Keith H. Slater Belize - Central America 10/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen"

    I really enjoyed it. Felt like you were really there. so glad the little dog survived too!

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    Cove 09/06/2017
    Cove 09/06/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic account of frontline action"

    Excellent book, I read it when it was first published and thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook.

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    Paul 08/06/2017
    Paul 08/06/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant and entertaining first hand account"

    No B.S. or bravado just a sensational and significant first hand account of a chapter in military history

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    Supercal 03/06/2017
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    "really good listen!"

    very rarely do I come across a book I don't want to end, this was one of them!

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    markowenthemovie 15/05/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Bring out the gimp"

    Loads of mistakes by the narrator. Surely someone listens to it before it is realised?

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    conor 01/05/2017
    conor 01/05/2017
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    the story was gripping from start to finish it was amazing to listen to wish I didn't stop

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    26/04/17
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    "Spectacular!"

    By far the best British military account ive listened to.
    If you enjoyed American Sniper, Bullet Magnet, Among You, Apache, Bravo Two Zero etc then you must try this one... its simply brilliant!

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