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  • Violated: A shocking and harrowing survival story from the notorious Rotherham abuse scandal

  • By: Sarah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 179
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    5 out of 5 stars 158
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    5 out of 5 stars 157

The shocking first true account from one of the young girls who lived through and survived the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. In the summer of 2014, the Rotherham sex abuse scandal sent shockwaves through the nation. A report revealed that since the 1990s, up to 1,400 young girls in the town had been regularly abused by sex gangs, predominantly comprised of Pakistani men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful and shocking

  • By lucy on 14-10-15

terrifying

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Reviewed: 21-02-18

What a brave young lady telling her story of tragedy and the frightening reality of her experiences at the hands of despicable people.

  • The Somme

  • By: Peter Hart
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

On 1 July 1916, Douglas Haig's army launched the "Big Push" that was supposed finally to bring an end to the stalemate on the Western Front. What happened next was a human catastrophe: scrambling over the top into the face of the German machine guns and artillery fire, 19,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were killed, the greatest loss in a single day ever sustained by the British Army. The battle did not stop there, however.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Somme

  • By David on 09-01-07

fine book

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Reviewed: 19-02-18

this is a comprehensive and well read book, that puts you in a pensive frame of mind...

  • The Last Battle

  • By: Cornelius Ryan
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater. The last offensive against Hitler’s Third Reich, it devastated one of Europe’s historic capitals and marked the final defeat of Nazi Germany. It was also one of the war’s bloodiest and most pivotal battles, whose outcome would shape international politics for decades to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good One

  • By Roland on 01-09-13

very fine narrating

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Reviewed: 09-02-18

a fantastic and thorough book, a must read for anyone interested.

the book is simply an incredibly easy read, yet conveys many layers of this time.

  • Panzer Commander

  • The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck
  • By: Hans von Luck, Stephen E. Ambrose (introduction)
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

A stunning look at World War II from the other side.... From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front - von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers. Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame he was on the wrong side

  • By R on 27-08-14

A great book

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Reviewed: 19-09-17

The reader put in a fantastic performance of an interesting book. Highly recommended by me.

  • Somme

  • Into the Breach
  • By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year. Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maps Needed

  • By Robert H. on 21-08-16

stunning accounts

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Reviewed: 13-12-16

very well read...a masterpiece on the subject, but it is not for the faint of heart.
the book deals with the battle on different levels, and is one I'm glad I purchased.

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  • D-Day with the Screaming Eagles

  • By: George Koskimaki
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

In the predawn darkness of D-Day, an elite fighting force struck the first blows against Hitler's Fortress Europe. Braving a hail of enemy gunfire and mortars, bold invaders from the sky descended into the hedgerow country and swarmed the meadows of Normandy. Some would live, some would die, but all would fight with the guts and determination that made them the most famous US Army division in World War II: the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By geoff luck on 25-11-16

Stunning

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Reviewed: 25-11-16

This book kept me up nights listening...a tremendous piece of work, very well read by the narrator, it gives you a fly on the wall perspective of the subject.
If this subject matter, being on the ground with the valiant men, interests you, look no further than this incredible book..

  • The Longest Kill

  • The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers
  • By: Craig Harrison
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 416
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 369

It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing read

  • By Andrew on 07-03-17

incredible in all respects,very well read.<br />

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Reviewed: 26-09-16

this is a hard hitting book, and gives some idea of the personal sacrifices made by our service men.
recommended a to z of a military career and the impact on family life, all in a very exciting narrative.

  • All Hell Let Loose

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 32 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

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' 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
  • 40 hours long yet still felt too short.

  • By MR on 10-09-16

a fine and substantial account of this period

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Reviewed: 22-08-16

this very long book gives great value. is also very well read, and keeps the listeners interest.

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  • The 23rd Psalm

  • A Holocaust Memoir
  • By: George Lucius Salton
  • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In September, 1939, George Lucius Salton's boyhood in Tyczyn, Poland, was shattered by escalating violence and terror under German occupation. His father, a lawyer, was forbidden to work, but 11-year-old George dug potatoes, split wood, and resourcefully helped his family. They suffered hunger and deprivation, a forced march to the Rzeszow ghetto, then eternal separation when 14-year-old George and his brother were left behind to labor in work camps while their parents were deported in boxcars to die in Belzec. For the next three years, George slaved and barely survived in 10 concentration camps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking

  • By Jo Blogs on 17-12-14

A truly moving and shocking history

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Reviewed: 22-04-16

This is one not to miss, and is in my opinion an important document in its own right.
I was moved to tears, angered, and stunned.
You will not regret absorbing this book,it made me seek perspective on how we now live, and take so much for granted in our lives.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful