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Jason Rimmer

Liverpool UK
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  • Freefall

  • The Airborne Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robert Radcliffe
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Dreadfully injured in the Arnhem landings, paratrooper Theo Trickey was never expected to survive. Medical Officer Captain Daniel Garland pulled Trickey's comatose body from a pile of corpses, keeping him alive as they were shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. As Garland discovers, Trickey has had a remarkable war. Boy soldier, commando, paratrooper, intelligence officer - fighting from northern France to the African desert. But that's not all. What was Trickey's connection with Germany's greatest general, the recently deceased Erwin Rommel?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By steven on 01-12-18

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-19

Bloody amazing. As a WW1 and 2 obsessive I'm very fussy when it comes to fiction. Reading the back of Airborne it didn't really grab me to be v nest. However using a credit I decided to have a listen. Well am I glad I did. Easy up there with best WW2 fiction ever written.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 13th Valley

  • By: John M. Del Vecchio
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The 13th Valley follows the terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini's plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out combat-crazed soldier.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Never engaged me

  • By JP on 06-05-19

Favourite since 84

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-19

I first read the book when I was 13\14 around 1984\85. I've read a LOT of Vietnam novels since from Fields of Fire to Matterhorn and none have beat 13th Valley. In fact better than all the classic Vietnam movies aswell.

Pleased to say audible version is very good. Though get book aswell audible!

  • A Rumor of War

  • By: Philip Caputo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • rumour of war (Vietnam through the eyes of a vet )

  • By paul medcalf on 22-09-17

Must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I've read many books on Vietnam War. My favourite being 13 th Valley. However Rumour of War is easy a close second. Fields of Fire comes next. Recently I have been listening to audible books and highly recommend this book either audible or to read.

Normally WW1 and 2 have been my obsession these days. Yet In pleased I decided to try Rumour of War. So go for it you won't be disappointed.

  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

 

Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove will make listeners laugh, weep, dream, and remember. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Wild Highlander on 25-02-19

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-19

Never read or listened to a Western before. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Narrator does a great job. Easy 5 out of 5

  • The Rising Tide

  • A Novel of World War II
  • By: Jeff Shaara
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and World War I. Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the 20th century. The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation's most poignant chronicle of World War II.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to listen to the next two books!

  • By Jason Rimmer on 16-10-18

Can't wait to listen to the next two books!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

I'm a WW1 obsessive with WW2 a close second. Years ago I read Shaara WW1 novel and hated it. So I stayed away from his other books.

So how come I picked this? Well after sending back three books already trying to find something I enjoy with my credit I decided to go with a WW2 novel. I had decided that what ever I picked I'd keep and so after endless search and listening to samples I decided to give him another chance, he is well praised so I had to give him another go.

I think with his WW1 book it came across as the Americans won the War which bothered me. WW2 I'd take it easier.

Anyway really happy I took the plunge. The only slight issue is narrator's English accents. Though he has a voice that's easy to listen to do all cool

I say go for it if looking for WW2 novel and happy it being from allied side esp American you can't go wrong.

  • Necroscope

  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've waited years for this to come to Audible.

  • By Mr D Jones on 28-04-18

Just the ticket

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

I recently finished listening to One Last Gasp which crossed WW2 and Cthulu like horror. Got get it!

So this out me in the mood for horror books but ones different to others. I finally settled with this book due to its great reviews. My thank by being it must be good for such praise. Well turns out it deserves such high praise!

Loved it!

Lover horror or not it's a damn fine listen too!

Also narrator does a great job, nothing worse when a narrator ruins the book for you.

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  • The Grey Bastards

  • The Lot Lands
  • By: Jonathan French
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs. Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man's-land called the Lots, protecting frail and noble human civilization from invading bands of vicious full-blooded orcs. But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. Because a dark secret lies at the heart of the Bastards' existence - one that reveals a horrifying truth behind humanity's tenuous peace with the orcs, and exposes a grave danger on the horizon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hells Angels on Pigs - With Added Style!

  • By Simon on 25-06-18

At last a breath of half orc air!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

When I was younger I devoured fantasy novels. Though over time I became bored and jaded with the genre plus my obsession with WW1 and 2 took over my reading habits.

So what a lovely refreshing surprise I've had after taking a chance on Audible The Grey Bastards. One reason I chanced it was I like the narrator next how could I ignore the title!

Anyway I can't recommend this enough and fully agree with the Hell s Angels on giant hogs!!

Get it!

Can't wait for next in series!!

  • War in Heaven

  • The Last Witness
  • By: Gerald Welch
  • Narrated by: Mike Lykins, Rob Noble
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Combining intense theological research with his signature writing style, Gerald Welch crafts the definitive story of the War in Heaven. Set in the world of The Last Witness, War in Heaven establishes itself as the first inclusive recount of the war that changed the fate of Heaven and Earth!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling Story

  • By Jason Rimmer on 27-07-18

Enthralling Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-18

I'm not religious but fascinated by Angels etc

This is worth a listen but why the strange narrator voice??

  • The Red Line: The Gripping Story of the RAF’s Bloodiest Raid on Hitler’s Germany

  • By: John Nichol
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command’s 1944 Nuremberg Raid – the RAF’s bloodiest night of the Second World War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever bought

  • By Eric on 18-01-14

Must listen/read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I have a rather large WW1 and WW2 collection of books but this is the first Non Fiction book I've consumed focusing on Bomber Crews.

A disgrace it took so long for them to be recognised, not their fault they had to bomb cities like Dresden, yet they took the blame not even getting a campaign medal!!

Anyway either read or listen to this book, keep their memories and sacrifice alive like the soldiers in land and fighter pilots are through books and films etc.

Highly recommend it.

  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,050
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,601

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You get what you pay for

  • By Ico on 06-10-11

Alan read by Alan

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

What more can a Partridge fan want. This format is THE format to consume his book.