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  • Zero Six Bravo

  • 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling modern classic: A Bravo Two Zero for the Second Gulf War. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres behind enemy lines on a true mission impossible, to take the surrender of the 100,000-strong Iraqi Army 5th Corps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jon-Paul on 31-01-15

Wow. Wow and Wow!

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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: 22-02-18

What can I say? Truly amazing account of special forces operating deep behind enemy lines in the second Iraqi war. Professional, creative, quick thinking and most of all brave! How all men survived and avoided capture is a mystery. Great narration too. The pace is just right. Well worth a listen!

  • 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 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

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

Well paced and well presented

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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: 30-01-18

A very good story. Raises an interesting point - its ok for Governments to supply rebels, but not small businesses, especially if they are profitable and supply weapons not from the USA.

  • Chapterhouse Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Socio-Political fantasy drama

  • By Adrian on 17-02-09

Clever story. Interesting ideas.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-17

Cloning and cybernetics and the continuation of the human race.

If each cell held consciousness, you could go back to the origin of the race.

Not sure it needed three narrators, but fine.

I look forward to reading the follow on novels by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson.

  • Heretics of Dune

  • Dune Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, 10 times 10 centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed that so little actually happened...

  • By Aa Kondeatis on 12-05-15

Ignore the pseudo philosophy

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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: 19-10-17

This is a great story, well read. A great story with some very interesting ideas on human potential. Reading / listening again after roughly 20 years I do find the quotes at the beginning of each chapter and the pontificating an unfortunate distraction, and one you can’t skip past, unlike a written book. But overall a really enjoyable story.

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157

From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Paul on 19-03-15

Frightening.

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

Reviewed: 23-09-17

Where does So You've Been Publicly Shamed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is hard to answer this question as it is a certain type of book.

What other book might you compare So You've Been Publicly Shamed to, and why?

Can't say.

What does Jon Ronson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Inflection and emotion.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Beware of public media.

Any additional comments?

None

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,547

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Awesome

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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: 30-06-16

A very well presented and researched book. It surprised me especially as I meant to get Bounce so was against it from the start. One lighthearted observation is that he does say, "in the words of Karl Popper" too often. But a great, well paced and well presented work in an interesting area. Strap line should perhaps be "why failure is essential to success". Buy it now and overcome the fear of making mistakes.