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  • Soldier Spy

  • By: Tom Marcus
  • Narrated by: Jason Langley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927

In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately 60 children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents. He was going to kill them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic account, fantastically narrated.

  • By Gareth on 11-01-17

No expectations.... still blown away

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

I thought I’d try this book as it’s not the sort of thing I usually go for.

First off the pace of the book is fantastic and the narrator is without doubt the best I’ve
Heard on Audible. Cannot praise him enough.

If you’re looking for an audiobook that immerses you into spy’s and terrorists then this
Is the real deal.

Try it. You will not be disappointed

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

You’ll not hear many battle stories here, however...

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

Reviewed: 29-07-18

I bought this as I was keen to hear Some of Ants past and what events made him the man he is today.

As I’ve stated in the title, if you’re looking for tales of SBS battles and long range kills then this book is not for you. It has a few tales of training and his first insertion to Afghanistan but no real battles and, to his credit, he does say this at the beginning of the book.

This book is effectively Ant’s life lessons that he feels might help in applying to our own lives. Ant is a really likeable guide and narrates the book well.

At the end I did feel a little underwhelmed. That’s more than likely my own doing as I was expecting slightly more.

Jocko Willink has a book called EXTREME OWNERSHIP that I believe does a more thorough job of intertwining tales of battle, lessons learned and how they can be made applicable to our lives.

As a proud Brit, of my country, not always of our choices, I’m glad I bought the book and hear what it is like to make the sacrifice all the brave men and women make for our country. Without them you genuinely wonder where we would be, But I can’t help but feel that Ant is keeping tales of battle held back for future books, maybe nearer Christmas and when the publisher see’s that he has a tale to tell and an audience that wants to hear/read it.

A good listen overall.

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