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Nick Anderson

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  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA - stealing Kremlin secrets for her handler, Nate Nash - for over seven years. In the dazzling finale of the Red Sparrow trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears whispers of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole in a high intelligence position.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a better reader

  • By I. A. Wright on 10-03-18

amazing!!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

absolutely loved all 3 books in this trilogy and was disappointed to finish them... I want a 4th book!!

  • Undercover

  • By: Joe Carter
  • Narrated by: Simon Paisley Day
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Twenty years undercover - one man's true story of life as an undercover cop. A must-listen for fans of Donnie Brasco. For over 20 years, Joe Carter has worked for the police as an undercover cop. He travelled the globe on different passports. He fraternised with thieves and international drugs and arms dealers. He worked alongside the most dangerous criminals. Always fearing that this life would come crashing down around him at any point.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It Was Dull

  • By MLH on 19-09-16

Great book and amazing insight

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-18

loved the story and the insight into the undercover world of drugs and crime. the only shame is the finale... it needs to conclude with the "what happened next"

  • Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike

  • By: Sean Yates
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Before Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. One of only five Britons to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Sean Yates burst onto the cycling scene as the rawest pure talent this country has ever seen. After turning professional at the age of 22, he soon became known as a die-hard domestique, putting his body on the line for his teammates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laughably Poor Narration

  • By Mr on 08-11-14

excellent excellent read

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

Reviewed: 28-02-18

I couldn't stop listening, the content is first class and the performance of the reader is wonderful. a truly endearing insight into the life of a top cycling legend

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 873

From New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them'. He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely gripping

  • By S. Bramble on 23-12-17

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

buy it, you really won't be disappointed... Ross is clearly a clever boy and much of what he believed in makes sense. prohibition doesn't work and whilst this full libertarian view doesn't either, a portion of it makes good sense and helps rid the streets of gangbangers and violence

  • Dark Alliance

  • The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
  • By: Gary Webb
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In July 1995, San Jose Mercury-News reporter Gary Webb found the Big One - the blockbuster story every journalist secretly dreams about - without even looking for it. A simple phone call concerning an unexceptional pending drug trial turned into a massive conspiracy involving the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, L.A. and Bay Area crack cocaine dealers, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking Revelations RIP Gary Webb. Truth will out

  • By Mr. Mark Davies on 30-05-18

exceptional read

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

brilliantly told tale of Government led corruption. an embarrassing set of facts that show crack epidemics is L.A. are the result of CIA backed programmes.... but never mind, at least the USA prison systems are full so fat cats are happy and rich.... shame on you CIA

  • Operation Relentless

  • The Hunt for the Richest, Deadliest Criminal in History
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 223

The new best-seller from the author of Zero Six Bravo. By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the Merchant of Death, he was both public enemy number one to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around $6 billion. For years Bout had eluded capture, meanwhile building up a labyrinthine network of airlines selling weapons to order to dictators, rebels, despots and terror groups worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You know what you're getting

  • By Ben on 19-05-17

very very good! I couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

awesome book and superbly narrated. I would drive for longer than needed just to get more time to listen

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  • Gangster Warlords

  • By: Ioan Grillo
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps 500 body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down 41 police officers and prison guards in two days. In Southern Mexico a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the greatest insight you could have!

  • By Nick Anderson on 26-01-17

the greatest insight you could have!

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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: 26-01-17

phenomenal delivery and more depth into a secret world that would be impenetrable to the normal person

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Wide-Eyed and Legless

  • Inside the Tour de France
  • By: Jeff Connor
  • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Named ‘The No. 1 Cycling Book of All Time’ by Cycle Sport, Wide-Eyed and Legless is a fast-paced, fly-on-the-wall story of courage, endurance, bungling, rows and cheating in sport's greatest marathon. In 1987, the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and craziest race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but beware the "unabridged" claim

  • By Mark Pack on 21-08-14

not great

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-16

I couldn't get into this book at all. the delivery is very wooden and the story is bland. far better to buy Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins accounts of tour de France success and life inside the peleton

  • The Interceptor

  • By: Cameron Addicott
  • Narrated by: Chris Pavlo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Fighting on the frontline of the war against crime, Cam Addicott was one of the very few hard-boiled and highly-experienced surveillance operatives to get called up to the secretive and elite Alpha Projects unit - a group of dedicated undercover customs officers. Alpha Projects unit hunted the UK's most dangerous criminals by extraordinary means – starting with the interception and decoding of their phone calls. Cam soon knew the lives of the people he hunted better than they knew each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Page Turner

  • By MissPolkadotty on 25-02-11

great insight

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

Reviewed: 25-04-16

really enjoyed this insight in to the covert world of alpha and soca.

exciting very well presented

  • The Candy Machine

  • How Cocaine Took Over the World
  • By: Tom Feiling
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In The Candy Machine, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York. He meets Medellín hitmen, US kingpins, Brazilian traffickers and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal ‘pick-me-up' to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programmes in countries like Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Will on 08-01-17

Superb!

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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: 01-09-15

incredibly honest and refreshing look at prohibition and criminalisation of drugs and cocaine. truly inspirational insights