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  • Outlaw Platoon

  • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
  • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Listen

  • By Paul C on 01-09-17

Heart Felt

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

Reviewed: 18-02-17

Its obvious from start to finish that this was written from the heart. Written by one who has lived the nightmare that is combat, where individuals become a cohesive body, forged together under terrible and often harrowing times. He has shown us the feelings of loss and disgust felt by these men under very harrowing times and that despite all this have retained their humanity.

This is a no nonsense account of combat on terrorism at the sharp end in Afghanistan.

  • Alex Ferguson

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Alex Ferguson
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Alex Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574

Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition. Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and simple

  • By R. Kitzinger on 30-05-14

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

A great listen from a great leader. Has made me pick up and start his book on leadership that's been sat on my book shelf for some time.

  • Touching the Void

  • By: Joe Simpson
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 307

Joe Simpson, with just his partner, Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days he wrestled with guilt as they prepared to return home. Then a cry in the night took them out with torches, where they found Joe, badly injured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic listen/read

  • By Blair Ferguson on 13-04-13

Simply Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 18-04-16

simply brilliant book of a story thats both harrowing and inspiring. It must have taken some courage to cut your friend away . The tenacissity to get youself down the mountain against all odds, should make us all tbink twice when we thi k thi gs are just to much, just keep fighting .Thank you.