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Usual fantastic story

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Reviewed: 26-02-20

It’s the saddest book as it’s the last and I won’t be able to read another story in this fantastic series of stories about characters that will undoubtedly resonate through history as some of the greatest naval stories ever told

The usual excellent stuff

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Reviewed: 19-02-20

Another welcome addition to the Aubrey-Maturin sagas, the dr’s chile trek is a bit too long maybe but other than that it’s another great book in this fantastic series, can’t wait to read the next instalment.

Fantastic!

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Reviewed: 10-06-19

A simultaneously hilarious and moving description of the life of a Dr and the absolute disgraceful state of the nhs.
The author is also narrator and he does a good job. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read but don’t listen if your squeamish as there are some fairly graphic descriptions of some fairly gruesome medical situations.

Required reading in my opinion

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Reviewed: 16-02-19

Great book, harrowing,hilarious, brutal and honest. Let’s hope the powers that be listen to the sensible common sense suggestions put forward by someone who has lived and suffered their incompetence for years and not sat in an ivory tower.

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Very good

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Reviewed: 18-12-18

This is a “warts n all” biography that tells both the good and the bad of him, not sycophantic in its praise of his legendary talent but instead trying to balance the human side of him while still making this interesting.

Usual mountain man brilliance

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Reviewed: 26-07-18

Blackmore’s Mountain Man series gets its prequel written in the same fantastic way the rest of the series is.
Gus is back only this tells the start of his journey thru his nightmare end in a nerve shredding climax with a steady dose of humour and tension leading to his Union with his old friends the Captain and Uncle Jack.
Narrated by the best in the business in RC Bray I cannot recommend this book and the rest of this series highly enough, thoroughly addictive leaving you needing more n more!!

Good book to read but not to listen to

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Reviewed: 29-06-18

As a book it would be great as I assume you would have maps etc for reference but as an audiobook you don’t have that which just leaves you confused as to who’s where etc

Excellent book true heroes in action

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Reviewed: 13-06-18

Well written, with narration that does justice to the sometimes harrowing subject matter. Pulling no punches he makes you feel part of his heroic troops, a proper “page”turner and without any trace of his own heroism of which he and his fellow soldiers should be idolised for
Rather than overpaid,overhyped sports and pop stars.

Great narration

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Reviewed: 07-06-18

I love this book, for me it’s the best in the Rats trilogy, the narrator keeps up the fast breathless pace throughout which stops you being able to put it down. Classic Herbert horror with fantastic narration.
What more could you ask for!?

Breathless pace

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Reviewed: 14-02-18

This Mountain Man “quadrilogy” is fantastic, everyone of the books the pace just builds n builds, this is maybe the best of the lot. Not your normal zombie story as it’s much more than that. Forget The Walking Dead these books blow that out the water!
Brilliantly narrated and awesomely written I hope there’s more to come of these.