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  • Red Strike

  • A Strikeback Novel, Book 4
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

A former Russian spy, living in hiding in Malta, goes on the run after an attempt on his life. He's been targeted because of what he knows about chemical weapons and the poisoning of an exiled oligarch who cut a deal with MI6, but he's actually got information about a planned Russian invasion. Now he's gone to ground, and MI6 want to get hold of him before the Russians do. When a retired general learns about the op he reports back to his Russian paymasters. The former spy must be killed before he spills his guts to MI6.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a read but...

  • By Principatus on 28-02-19

weakest of the series

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

liked the previous books in the series, but this was the worst by far. A lot less action and it seems the author may be a closet liberal. Thinly valed characters based on Donald Trump and Nigel Farage who are the bad guys. Not worth a book credit.

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  • Go for No!

  • Yes Is the Destination, No Is How You Get There
  • By: Richard Fenton, Andrea Waltz
  • Narrated by: Richard Fenton
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

In a world inundated with sales books on getting to yes, this audiobook recommends just the opposite, focusing on how increasing your failure rate can greatly accelerate your movement toward ultimate success. Go for No! chronicles four days in the life of fictional character Eric Bratton, a call-reluctant copier salesman who wakes up one morning to find himself in a strange house with no idea of how he got there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Baby.M3 on 19-03-17

Numbers Game

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

Lessons for salesmen, no so much for life. Basically its a numbers game, ask more people, don't be put off by hearing no and in the end you sell more stuff because you talked to more people. I was looking for tips on saying no, so totally wrong for me.

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,831

Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent narration.

  • By Chris on 20-12-16

A Slog at times

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

I can see some interesting connections between the book and modern society. There are clear links to communism and socialism, and the our current liberal leaning press. It does prompt you to like about how our perceptions maybe controlled and for me I also thought about CCTV and internet monitoring, is this really to reduce crime or a means to monitor and control the population?? The problem I had with the book was it felt like a bit of a slog, it is quite slow, not a lot happens and after a certain point there were no new insights. Glad I listen to it once, but never again.

  • Dunkirk

  • Fight to the Last Man
  • By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not been for the tenacity of the British soldiers who stayed behind to ensure they got away. Men like Sergeant Major Gus Jennings, who died smothering a German stick bomb in the church at Esquelbecq in an effort to save his comrades.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent. Only one issue

  • By S. Cooke on 24-09-17

Dunkirk

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

This is very well researched and written book. At over 21 hours it may seem a little daunting, but I was engrossed from start to finish. The book provides the history of the Dunkirk evacuation and the stories of the young men involved. I also highly recommend ‘The Somme’ by the same author.

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good, but do be careful

  • By julien on 06-08-17

Essential Listening!!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Where does The Strange Death of Europe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would definitely recommend this book, it is essential for anyone who wants a more balanced view to where Europe is today and how it got there. Political figures and mainstream media are still incapable of acting in the interest of the European people they’re supposed to protect and this book provides clear analysis of why they continue to promote a liberal agenda that is eroding European culture and values.

What did you like best about this story?

I thought those areas of the book that examined Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel the most interesting. If ever there was a messed up the country, hung up on the legacy of the Second World War, Germany is definitely it. I’m sure Merkel and co want to see migrants as escaping Jews and by helping them they are atoning for the sins of their father, but this warped perspective has led to long-term issues that future generations will have to tackle.

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