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  • Dark Rose

  • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

It started by stealth. At first, no one could see what was happening. By the time the alarm was raised it was too late. Ireland had been seized: a financial assault consolidated by a military one. But as the island is overrun, it’s soon clear that the invaders did not anticipate the fierce resolve of of their Celtic opponents. Nor the determination of the country’s powerful allies to throw out the occupiers....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best

  • By JDEVLIN on 28-11-18

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

Too much background, not enough action with the fighters on either side of the story.

  • Promises to Keep: After the EMP

  • Disruption Trilogy Book 3
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When a massive solar storm takes down the power grid, all order collapses with civilization kept alive only by scattered pockets of survivors who find themselves not only short of critical resources, but facing an unexpected enemy -- what's left of their own government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding finish to the trilogy

  • By JDEVLIN on 05-06-18

Outstanding finish to the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Please please read/listen tothe first two books. This is a Briiliant finish to the story but incomplete witbout tbe first two parts. A very, very good story from start to finish.

  • Push Back

  • The Disruption Series, Book 2
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Earth reels in the aftermath of a savage solar storm, a global disaster of unprecedented proportion which leaves most of the world without electrical power or the means to restore it. Across the world, the responses of unprepared national governments are too little, too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Resistance to Push Back

  • By Simon on 01-10-16

Definitely as good as the book.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

The narration is good but a more varied accent for different characters would be better. A good story though, compliments the book.

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good, but do be careful

  • By julien on 06-08-17

Very informative

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

Reviewed: 17-07-17

A very informative account of the EU it's origins and the story and motivations behind it. Our politicians of ALL sides have a lot to answer for

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Let Not the Deep

  • British Military Quartet, Book 1
  • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

A crippled cargo ship drifts helplessly in the face of an oncoming hurricane-force storm. On board, a passenger whose presence means the world is watching. Only the skill, determination and raw courage of a lifeboat crew and the British military forces despatched to save them offer any hope of survival. But set against the savagery of the Atlantic even that might not be enough....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting stuff!

  • By clive on 11-04-17

Nail biting heroism

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

A real nail biting story of heroism at sea brilliantly told. A terrific account of a rescue at sea that just seems to get more difficult to accomplish for the crew. One to listen to again and again.

  • Congo Blue

  • British Military Quartet, Book 4
  • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 98

When a group of missionaries get caught up in bloody African civil war, London is forced to act. For the men of 40 Commando, Royal Marines, it should be a quick in and out. A nice clean operation. But what awaits them will test them like never before. And, facing overwhelming odds, this time the skill and raw courage of these legendary fighting men may not be enough....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of heroism and faith

  • By Mr A P Hodgson on 09-04-17

Top war story

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

Reviewed: 20-06-17

A brilliant story of Royal Marines at war, a terrific war story, very well read. This is one of a series of four books and all seem to be winners so far.

  • Long Reach

  • British Military Quartet, Book 3
  • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103

When Belize is invaded by a powerful neighbour, it's Britain that must spring to the defence of this old outpost of empire. But intervening in distant Central America will test the limits of the former colonial power. And in the end the outcome will turn on the skill, boldness and heart-bursting bravery of a handful of British forces already in country....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping fictional war story

  • By Simon P on 18-04-17

Outstanding war story

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

Reviewed: 13-06-17

A modern Rorkes Drift for the British Armed Forces -a fantastic story of courage and bravery.

  • Takedown

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, carrying out an attack at a US Army base in Syria leading to the death of two men, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out. When the man returns to the UK, it looks like the threat will be a lot closer to home. Charlotte puts her best man on the case - hitman Lex Harper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emerging From Shepherd's Flock

  • By Simon on 02-02-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Another great Stephen Leather book excellently narrated by Paul Thornley. A terrific storyline, great narration.

  • Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

A US Navy commander is attacked by an unidentified Russian man while having dinner with his wife. A CIA operative travelling on a Canadian passport is intercepted and interrogated at Tehran Airport. A team of FBI officers are arrested by Indonesian police for travelling under fake passports in Jakarta. These apparently unrelated incidents point to a compromise in US government security, and Jack Ryan and his team must find out where it is coming from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Mark Greaney

  • By dan on 19-12-16

great book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

What a great Clancy story, kept me hooked from the start. Ignore the negative reviews.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Korean War

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

On 25 June, 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A missing piece of history

  • By Mark P on 14-12-14

Korean war revealed

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

This is a very Informative and well told account of a not well known conflict.