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  • Break Point

  • By: Ollie Ollerton
  • Narrated by: Ollie Ollerton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 563

We all have break points to face - at the gym, in the office, in our personal lives - those moments of self-doubt where we have to dig deep, and find something within to grab hold of and push us through.ย Ex-Special Forces soldier Ollie Ollerton has faced his own break points and now he tells us the lessons he has learnt along the way. From survivor of a freak childhood attack to elite fighter, Ollie's incredible story features, high-speed shoot-outs, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Strength and Guile

  • By Nic Cronin on 02-05-19

By Strength and Guile

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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: 02-05-19

Well worth a read

Inspiring and motivating

Really pleased life has worked out for Ollie.

May the roads rise to meet you.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Double Crossed

  • A Code of Honour, a Complete Betrayal
  • By: Brian Wood
  • Narrated by: Simon Darwen, Brian Wood
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 222

At the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Ambushed, he led a charge across open ground with insurgents firing at just five soldiers. On his return, he was awarded the Military Cross. But Brian's story had only just begun. Struggling to reintegrate into family life, he suffered from PTSD. Then, five years later, a letter arrived: it summoned him to testify at the Al-Sweady Inquiry into allegations of war crimes by British soldiers during the Iraq invasion of 2003.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brutal assault on the senses

  • By Mark on 22-02-19

Brilliant book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-19

We are lucky to have men like these on our side ...

Well done and good luck ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,282

Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the โ€˜death or gloryโ€™ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end.ย 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Paul on 05-11-18

By strength and guile

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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: 27-02-19

Fantastic book... certainly not what I was expecting

A really honest reflection on the reality of war and the effects it can have on the human mind

  • Once a Pilgrim

  • By: James Deegan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Manning
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

John Carr has recently left the SAS, after a long and distinguished career, and is now working for a Russian oligarch in the murky world of private security. But an incident from his past - in which three terrorists were brutally killed - suddenly comes back to haunt him. Tracked by a hit man out for revenge, John Carr is forced to step over the line to defend himself and his family. It's a cruel and violent world - and one he thought he'd left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts!

  • By Simon on 19-09-18

Always a little further

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-19

Really enjoyed this book, great descriptions and fast paced..... nice suspense as well

Who Dares Wins !!

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  • The Angry Sea

  • A John Carr Thriller, Book 2
  • By: James Deegan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Manning
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 254

Former SAS Sergeant Major John Carr is relaxing on a Spanish beach, when a man with dark eyes attracts his attention. Fixated on a group of young Britons, the man doesnโ€™t notice Carr and soon moves on. Within the hour, the Costa del Sol will be plunged into one of the most audacious and horrifying terrorist attacks Europe has ever seen. In a co-ordinated strike, armed men storm both the beach and a cruise ship anchored further up the coast. But the terrorists - hiding personal greed under the veil of religious extremism - have an even bolder plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Star Quality!

  • By Simon on 27-01-19

Always a little further

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Reviewed: 27-02-19

Who dares wins

Great story.... clearly written by someone who has been there and walked that road....

UKSF —- the best in the world

  • 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 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810

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
  • Amazing story, superbly narrated.

  • By sarah on 21-01-15

Always a little further

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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: 27-02-19

I never knew this story !!!! Fantastic.....

UKSF .... nails ๐Ÿ‘Š

The mission was impossible?
Who dares wins
By strength and guile

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,188

January 1991: IRAQ. Eight members of the SAS regiment embark upon a top-secret mission to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they are to sever a vital underground communication link and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO. Each laden with 15 stones of equipment, they tab 20km across the desert to reach their objective. But within days, their location is compromised. After a fierce fire fight, they are forced into evasive action. Four men are captured. Three die. Only one escapes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Story of Human Endurance

  • By Jason on 29-11-16

Always a little further

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-19

Outstanding book, the fact that it’s a true story is simply incredible

Best in the world —- British Special Forces ๐Ÿ‘Š