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  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

  • Churchill's Mavericks: Plotting Hitler's Defeat
  • By: Giles Milton
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 607

Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, a country house called The Firs in Buckinghamshire was requisitioned by the War Office. Sentries were posted at the entrance gates, and barbed wire was strung around the perimeter fence. To local villagers it looked like a prison camp. But the truth was far more sinister. This rambling Edwardian mansion had become home to an eccentric band of scientists, inventors and bluestockings. Their task was to build devastating new weaponry that could be used against the Nazis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humbling and enthralling

  • By T. Wyles on 26-10-16

Wonderful tribute to very brave people.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-19

A fascinating tale about people who deserve our utmost appreciation for their great achievements. What they did over the course of the war beggars belief.

  • Wings on My Sleeve

  • The World's Greatest Test Pilot Tells His Story
  • By: Eric 'Winkle' Brown
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

The autobiography of one of the greatest pilots in history. In 1939 Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realising he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve - and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying more different aircraft types than anyone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By Jay Grady on 02-07-16

Good Story.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-18

Great story. Well told.
Easy to listen to. Lots of interesting events and information presented with a touch of wry humour.

  • 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

  • And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father
  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: John Ritter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

It seems to happen overnight. One minute your daughter is wearing bunny slippers and demanding bedtime stories. The next, she's wearing a midriff-baring t-shirt and demanding the car keys. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter takes us shriek by shriek through the process of raising teenage girls, including braces, the telephone and, of course, dating.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Made me grin, ear to ear!

  • By marto26 on 12-03-06

Recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-05-18

Very good listen. John Ritter as you would expect him to be. Excellent work by a very talented actor.

  • Bring on the Empty Horses

  • By: David Niven
  • Narrated by: David Niven
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers. In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to 'The Great Days of Hollywood' between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful, Witty, Fascinating!

  • By Alison St Pierre on 08-10-13

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: 06-09-17

A very funny and interesting story. Perfect book for bedtime. David Niven at his best.