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  • 12 Strong

  • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quit as interesting as I had hoped.

  • By Chaoslu on 15-03-18

Thrilling stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-13

Takes it's time to get going but once it does its very exciting. I was very keen to hear the story behind the famous pictures of the guys on horseback and this book relates it in good detail in a very engaging way.

  • Shattered Hourglass

  • Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

  • By Al on 11-04-13

Great stuff but a change of format

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-12

I am a huge fan of the first two books in this series so I have been eagerly waiting for this new book to come out. There are more characters and several story lines at play here so the author has, rather bravely, departed from the diary format of the first two books. I initially found this a bit jarring and it took a little time to get into the story. Once I got used to it though it was as great as the others and with more going on there is more excitement and tension. I really, really wish this book was longer, I hope he has another one in the pipeline. I appreciate that he is rather busier than most writers so I won't hold it against him. I feel it might be helpful to point out that I don't usually bother with zombie fiction, I liked the Max Brooks novels but I tried some others and found them a bit lacking. I reckon Mr Bourne and Mr Brooks have produced the best of the genre that could be enjoyed by the general reader and those who enjoy modern military fiction or military science fiction.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Live Free or Die

  • Troy Rising, Book One
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable but fun

  • By Philipp on 31-08-11

Brilliant stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-11

I love this book, I have listened to it twice now. The narrator is fantastic, his Vermont accents absolutely spot on and very funny. This is one of the most unusual sci-fi stories I've read and also the funniest. I don't like Russell's review of this book, I can't help thinking that he misunderstood some of the politics and humour. It is interesting and odd that Russell has also posted the exact same, word for word review on Amazon of the paper back book.
Don't be put off, this series is thoroughly entertaining and clever.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Stealing Alabama

  • By: Allen Steele
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allen Steele (introduction)
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The second American Revolution has propelled the Southern-controlled United Republic of America into power, its oppressive laws enforced by the National Reform Program's re-education camps. The citizens are suffering from a militaristic tyranny and federal extortion at the expense of an ambitious space program designed to propagate the galaxy with model citizens of the Republic. A special bonus, author Allen Steele introduces this Hugo-nominated novella.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but think before buying.

  • By Jamie on 04-08-11

Good but think before buying.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-11

This is an excellent stand alone book but is actually included in the book called Coyote. It is the first few chapters of that book as I found out when I bought it after listening to this. Save yourself a few quid or a credit by buying that book only.