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  • D-Day

  • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very little about the British and Canadians

  • By michael on 08-01-17

The definitive D-Day account.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Having read many D-day invasion accounts I can say without fear of contradiction, that you will not find a finer, more detailed and moving one than this. Shocking , moving and rousing in equal measure.

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  • Oasis

  • The Truth - My Life as Oasis's Drummer
  • By: Tony McCarroll
  • Narrated by: Stephen Ballantyne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

In 1991, five wannabe Mancunian musicians came together and cracked the spark that ignited the explosion which became Oasis. The band went from obscurity to a global phenomenon in the space of a year, achieving world-wide recognition and selling over 70 million records. What started out as five young lads with a common dream of becoming rock stars eventually disintegrated into in-fighting, clashes of egos, and financial disputes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book

  • By tonyboardy on 07-01-17

The revealing truth about Oasis.

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

Reviewed: 26-10-15

I found this book fascinating and revealing. If you are a big fan of Noel Gallagher you may not want to read this account as it paints him in a truly awful light, but I have no doubt whatsoever that this is a truthful story. Thanks Tony for sharing the truth at last.

  • The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

  • By: Stanley Booth
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones’ inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 American tour, staying up all night with them listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling account culminates with their final concert at Altamont Speedway: a nightmare of beating, stabbing, and killing that would signal the end of a generation’s dreams of peace and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By s on 09-09-12

Beyond brilliant

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

Reviewed: 14-05-15

This has got to be one of the greatest rock band accounts ever written. The atmospheric descriptions of the stones live gigs are beyond compare....

  • The Last British Dambuster

  • By: George Johnny Johnson
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

'I was anxious to fight. Hitler was the bastard who had started all this and he needed sorting out. We were under threat. Everything we stood for: our country, our families and our way of life was being attacked by this maniac. He could not be allowed to win. So for me and many, many others like me, there was no alternative. We were in a pickle and something had to be done.’ Johnny Johnson is 92 years old and one of very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read, an amazing gentleman

  • By David P. Purdon on 11-05-17

A great account by a true hero.

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

What a fantastic account of a heroes life.... Interesting anecdotes and unusual asides make this story quite unique and straight from the horses mouth.

  • 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

A wonderful and moving account of bomber warfare.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

This audible book was so good I may listen to it again I am sure. Highly recommended and truly moving.

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  • Overlord

  • D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944
  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

The famous D-Day landings of 6 June, 1944, marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, Max Hastings’ acclaimed account overturns many traditional legends in this memorable study. Drawing together the eyewitness accounts of survivors from both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, Overlord provides a brilliant, controversial perspective on the devastating battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent unbiased account of Overlord

  • By Ronan on 06-06-15

A fantastic account.

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

Reviewed: 20-01-15

A fascinating account of the turning point of the Second World War. Gripping and shocking in equal measure. Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful