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  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No flavour

  • By KLF on 15-11-16

Narrator ruined this book for me

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

I can't believe that after 20 books someone decided to change the narrator? Jack Reacher is read by Jeff Harding simple. I was as disappointed with this choice nearly as much as the ridiculous choice of Tom Cruise in the movies

  • Bullet Magnet

  • Britain's Most Highly Decorated Frontline Soldier
  • By: Mick Flynn
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 167

Summer 2006, Afghanistan: an apparently deserted village, and a rapidly ticking clock... The relentless Taliban ambush which followed saw several British soldiers dead, two armoured vehicles destroyed - and Corporal of Horse Michael Flynn awarded an MC to go alongside his Conspicuous Gallantry Cross. Mick Flynn has never backed away from a challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...

  • By Chez on 11-01-15

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

This is the sort of book that keeps you riveted. I couldn't turn off and at one stage did over 2 hours straight

  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "thank goodness for the operators"

  • By Ian portee on 02-06-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

This is the second book I have heard that relays the amazing events of this hard fought battle and still it astounds me how tough and resilient a small force of specialist soldier's hold against the odds

  • Mission to Argentina (SAS Operation)

  • By: David Monnery
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But can the SAS prevent the launch of Exocet missiles at the British Task Force? May 1982: as the British Task Force prepares to retake the Falkland Islands, a lone Sea King helicopter makes an apparently forced landing in the southernmost reaches of Chile. The only threat to the Task Force - and the enemy's only hope of ultimate victory - is Argentina's Super Etendard aircraft and their sea-skimming Exocet missiles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration

  • By "darrcon" on 22-10-18

Good read

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

Reviewed: 21-11-17

Loved this book, almost forgot it was based on true events. SAS boys came good again

  • Bandit Country

  • SAS Operation
  • By: Peter Corrigan
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

South Armagh, 1989: cheering mobs stand over the body of a British soldier. He is the ninth to have been killed by the so-called Border Fox, an IRA sniper whose activities have helped make this area of the United Kingdom the most feared killing ground in Western Europe. The British government is determined to break the tightly knit South Armagh Brigade of the IRA before more lives are lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome !!! You

  • By Woodster on 25-11-16

Great listening

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

Reviewed: 17-11-17

Great book, found it very difficult to get out the car until the end of a chapter.

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  • A Handful of Hard Men

  • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
  • By: Hannes Wessels
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, awful narration

  • By Derek A. de la Harpe on 19-06-18

Good book boring narrator

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

Overall I enjoyed the book but did struggle to stay focused because the narrators voice was so dull

1 of 2 people found this review helpful