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  • Deathtrap

  • Expeditionary Force Mavericks, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 508

The human soldiers stranded on the planet Paradise have been recruited into an alien legion to do the dirty jobs that the high-tech species won't do. Their first mission is to kick the enemy off a backwater planet no one cares about. It's a simple assignment, except everyone has a hidden agenda, and the planet could become a deathtrap. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Mavericks Have The Stage!

  • By Simon on 14-05-19

Beat book of the series so far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

A well written and interesting adventure with lots of twists and turns, suspense drama and unexpected plot direction. Well done.

Hope theres a new one soon.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Skippy Shandy?

  • By Simon on 28-09-18

Enjoyed this story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-19

This is a good story which is well presented and read. A rollercoaster ride of incidents and adventures. I am looking forward to the next installment of the merry pirates.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,537

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What happened here?

  • By whodathunkit? on 13-08-18

A rollercoaster story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-19

A continuation of the last story with lots of twists and turns. The Skippy relationship dialogue is a bit repetitive at times. Enjoyable story though overall.

  • Outlaw Platoon

  • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
  • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 153

At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Listen

  • By Paul C on 01-09-17

A good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-19

A good and intelligent story albeit with a lot of detail. The battle stories are good as is the tactics.

  • Bullet Magnet

  • Britain's Most Highly Decorated Frontline Soldier
  • By: Mick Flynn
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 200

Summer 2006, Afghanistan: an apparently deserted village, and a rapidly ticking clock... The relentless Taliban ambush which followed saw several British soldiers dead, two armoured vehicles destroyed - and Corporal of Horse Michael Flynn awarded an MC to go alongside his Conspicuous Gallantry Cross. Mick Flynn has never backed away from a challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...

  • By Chez on 11-01-15

A honest soldiers story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-19

I quite enjoyed this book on tape. It is a good story of a real soldier. No fancy SEAL or SAS exploits just an real soldiers story. I would have liked more detail. There was room for double the length of the book. The narrator is not great at ascents but who cares. Nevertheless a good listen.

  • Gurkha

  • Better to Die than Live a Coward: My Life in the Gurkhas
  • By: Colour-Sergeant Kailash Limbu
  • Narrated by: Homer Todiwala
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu's platoon was sent to relieve and occupy a police compound in the town of Now Zad in Helmand. He was told to prepare for a 48-hour operation. In the end he and his men were under siege for 31 days - one of the longest such sieges in the whole of the Afghan campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ayo Gurkhali

  • By Mark Sugrue on 29-10-16

A honest story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-19

This book was good overall. it was really interesting hearing about the journey from poor village to a serving and very proud Ghurka.

  • Sniper One

  • The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege
  • By: Dan Mills
  • Narrated by: Josh Dylan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 710

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking listen!

  • By Aaron on 04-04-17

A real soldiers story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-19

A good listen. I enjoyed this story. it was hard to pause at times, with lots of twists and turns.

  • No Way Out

  • The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege
  • By: Adam Jowett
  • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthery
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 377

In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and understrength unit of Paras and Royal Irish rangers. Their mission was to hold the District Centre of Musa Qala at any cost. Easy Company found themselves in a ramshackle compound, cut off and heavily outnumbered by the Taliban in the town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was excellent

  • By Anthony Duffy on 28-06-18

A good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-19

A powerful and interesting story with a sad ending. A gripping listen at times. I enjoyed this audio book.