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  • The Longest Kill

  • The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers
  • By: Craig Harrison
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 641

It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing read

  • By Andrew on 07-03-17

great

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-19

It would of been better if Craig had done the commentary I feel. great listen with typical squaddie humour, very sad to hear the Army have not upped their game in looking after people with PTSD, sounds no better than when I left in early 90's after Bosnia.

  • Sniper One

  • The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege
  • By: Dan Mills
  • Narrated by: Josh Dylan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 712

April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers flew into Southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives. Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained firefight British troops had faced for over 50 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking listen!

  • By Aaron on 04-04-17

very good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

very very good, a true unbiased version of what went on with squaddie humour, well worth a listen on those long journeys.

  • 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 11,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,244

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

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-19

Overall very good and put over well. You get an idea of what go through and what it takes for SF.