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  • A Thousand Shall Fall

  • The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two
  • By: Murray Peden
  • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

During World War II, Canada trained tens of thousands of airmen under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Those selected for Bomber Command operations went on to rain devastation upon the Third Reich in the great air battles over Europe, but their losses were high. German fighters and anti-aircraft guns took a terrifying toll. The chances of surviving a tour of duty as a bomber crew were almost nil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest Bomber Command memoires.

  • By Stephen on 03-05-16

Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

this is one of the best books on bomber command. buy it. you'll love it.

  • The Wrong Stuff

  • The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator
  • By: Truman Smith
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only 20 years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime's worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith's gripping memoir of that time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing guy

  • By The BoatBuilder on 27-04-15

sounds like its read by a computer.

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

a good story, very badly let down by the tinny mechanical voice reading it. Pity.

  • A Bridge Too Far

  • By: Cornelius Ryan
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 109

A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan’s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters, Ryan brings to life one of the most ill-fated operations of the war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book ruined by awful narration

  • By Richard Smith on 17-11-16

A great book, but....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-17

The audiobook sounds like it's being read by a robot. A robot that doesn't really care. Shame.