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  • Sniper One

  • The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege
  • By: Dan Mills
  • Narrated by: Josh Dylan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 588

April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers flew into Southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives. Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained firefight British troops had faced for over 50 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking listen!

  • By Aaron on 04-04-17

great book , well worth the money ,

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

there should be a film made of this account
great story of some amazing feats by the military

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  • The Chosen Few

  • A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
  • By: Gregg Zoroya, William H. McRaven - foreward
  • Narrated by: Gregg Zoroya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The story of one of the Afghanistan war's most decorated units and their 15-month ordeal, culminating in the Battle of Wanat, the deadliest battle of the war. A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next 15 months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A sad reality

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-01-19

good story , a lot of detail

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

a lot of background detail to get through initially , but the story soon gets going and is an insight to what the military went through not always reported by the press

  • The Easy Day Was Yesterday

  • The Extreme Life of an SAS Soldier
  • By: Paul Jordan
  • Narrated by: Neil Pigot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian jail, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father and brother, produces a young man hell-bent on being the best of the best - an ambition he achieves by being selected to join the elite SAS. The Easy Day Was Yesterday is fast paced, brutally honest, raw and laced with dark humour. The core of Paul Jordan's eventful life, it shows the ability of the human spirit to survive even in the direst adversity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought

  • By ahooke on 16-07-18

do not bother , waste of money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-18

no doubt the guy has gone through testing times

narration in an aussie drawl was crap , story was so boring