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Kendo nagassaki

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  • Pilgrim Spy

  • My Secret War Against Putin, the Kgb and the Stasi
  • By: Tom Shore
  • Narrated by: Luke de Lacey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

This is one of the great untold stories of the 20th century. It is a firsthand account of a mission by an SAS soldier sent behind the Iron Curtain by MI6 to find someone who didn't necessarily want to be found and how, on a follow-up mission, he found himself manoeuvring against a mysterious KGB officer and a murder plot by Kremlin hardliners. If the plot had succeeded, it would have given the Russians the excuse they were looking for to roll out the tanks across East Germany, the Berlin Wall would not have fallen - and the map of Europe would look very different today.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t Finish

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-11-18

Mmmmm

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This is clearly not a true story but a fanciful plot by someone with a knowledge of military procedure

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Jungle Soldier

  • The True Story of Freddy Spencer Chapman
  • By: Brian Moynahan
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Brought up in a vicarage, Freddy Spencer Chapman acquired a love of nature and became 'fascinated by danger' during childhood. Thirty years later, as an SOE-trained guerilla soldier, the orphan boy would prove to be one of the British army's deadliest agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Brilliant Narration!

  • By Ron on 27-09-12

Outstanding in every way.. A British hero

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-18

A marvelous account of a British hero. Probably brought down by what we now know as ptsd

  • The Great Commanders

  • Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant, Georgi Zhukov
  • By: Phil Grabsky
  • Narrated by: Phil Grabsky
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

The Great Commanders is a masterly portrait of six men - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant and Georgi Zhukov - whose military genius changed the course of world history.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor.. inacurate

  • By Kendo nagassaki on 18-02-18

Poor.. inacurate

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-18

A poor book.. Robotic facts and and inaccuracies.. Example.. States blandly that Hitler burned the reichstag..

  • A Handful of Hard Men

  • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
  • By: Hannes Wessels
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, awful narration

  • By Derek A. de la Harpe on 19-06-18

excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

a jungle war classic..from someone who knows
a much unreported war. .a lot of people would be alive if they had been allowed to succeed

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The War in the West

  • A New History: Volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43
  • By: James Holland
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 140

In the second volume of his acclaimed new history of the Second World War, James Holland examines the momentous turning points of 1941-1943: Hitler's invasion of Russia, America's entry into the conflict, the devastating Thousand Bomber Raids over Germany, the long struggle in the deserts of North Africa and the defeat of the U-boats in the crucial Battle of the Atlantic. As in his first volume, Germany Ascendant, he interweaves his account of the well-known events of the period with the personal stories of individuals caught up in them - on all sides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WW2 history at its best

  • By David Benjamin on 04-01-18

the best<br />book on ww2 I have read..v comprehensive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

best ww2 book . comprehensive ..many new facts.
could not put it down . excellent​ presentation a must for scholars and amateurs alike

  • Agent Zigzag

  • By: Ben MacIntyre
  • Narrated by: Anthony Head
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 262

Eddie Chapman: rogue, criminal, confidence trickster, hero to both sides and betrayer of all. At the start of the Second World War, Chapman was recruited by the German Secret Service. He was a highly prized Nazi agent. He was also a secret spy for Britain, alias Agent Zigzag.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Martin on 16-11-10

superdooper jolly good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-17

i once met mr chapman in the early 70s whlist visiting jersey..he was a jolly good chap.

  • The Commentaries

  • By: Julius Caesar
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Julius Caesar wrote his exciting Commentaries during some of the most grueling campaigns ever undertaken by a Roman army. The Gallic Wars and The Civil Wars constitute the greatest series of military dispatches ever written. As literature, they are representative of the finest expressions of Latin prose in its "golden" age, a benchmark of elegant style and masculine brevity imitated by young schoolboys for centuries.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Classic of mispronunciation

  • By Steven on 07-08-12

A1<br />SUPERB interpretation of Caesars commentaries <br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-15

one of the best audio books I be had, given gravitas by excellent reader a must for students of history.