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T. KINVER

Pembs, Wales
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  • Congo Blue

  • British Military Quartet, Book 4
  • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 109

When a group of missionaries get caught up in bloody African civil war, London is forced to act. For the men of 40 Commando, Royal Marines, it should be a quick in and out. A nice clean operation. But what awaits them will test them like never before. And, facing overwhelming odds, this time the skill and raw courage of these legendary fighting men may not be enough....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of heroism and faith

  • By Mr A P Hodgson on 09-04-17

Stunning.

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

Reviewed: 15-05-17

Great book. First Lunnon-wood book experienced. The start where the characters are built up got a little bit tricky to recall everyone but then all of a sudden the story flows and you've got this rich knowledge of all the characters- they feel real and the tapestry of the storey and journey is excellent. It's emotional and kick ass all at the same time. Looking forward to the next book.

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 517

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the author which adds so much better!

  • By Thomas Tobias Dinsen Hove on 11-01-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Amazing book. So well narrated. Simply stunning. A must read. I hope he writes more books.

  • Headhunters of Borneo

  • SAS Operation
  • By: Shaun Clarke
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But can the SAS recruit primitive natives to help them thwart an invading rebel force? In inhospitable, perilous terrain, braving jungle and swamp, the SAS are dispatched to live with primitive headhunting natives to try to win hearts and minds with medical aid and assistance, in the hope of recruiting them as Border Scout paramilitaries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not great

  • By T. KINVER on 02-09-16

Not great

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

Not as impressive story as others in the title range. Great narration as always from Paul Thornley.

  • Hunter-Killer

  • Danny Black, Book 2
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616

Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is a BIG disappointment!!

  • By JEO on 08-10-17

Very good

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Great story. Didn't like the narrator a such as book 01
Interesting story line. Didn't quite conclude enough at end. Hopefully book 3 will expand on things.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Flight

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Haunted by his wife and son's brutal abduction and murder, ex-soldier Will Jaeger runs to the ends of the Earth to recover and to hide. But even there he is found and compelled to undertake one last mission and to confront a savage past he can barely even remember. Jaeger agrees to lead an expedition into the Mountains of the Gods in the remote Amazon jungle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy but great

  • By Alexander on 02-07-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

Can't wait for the next book.
Great narrator also.

Amazing. Hope they make the film version.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Charlie Ray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

From Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times best-selling author, comes his account of the eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice. As a Navy SEAL, Webb rose to the top of the world's most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Along the way, Webb served beside, trained, and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends and, eventually, as heroes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I wish I had just borrowed the book

  • By Justaman on 15-05-15

Dull

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

Reviewed: 16-06-15

Where to start.......
Self indulgent - talks about himself more than these poor dead Heroes.
No combat stories
Shameless plugs for himself at every corner.
Overall dull

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eyes on Target

  • Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs
  • By: Scott McEwen, Richard Miniter
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, Eyes on Target is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off one hundred terrorists while his repeated radio calls for help went unheeded.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eyes Off Target

  • By T. KINVER on 12-03-14

Eyes Off Target

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

Reviewed: 12-03-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I've never been compelled to review any of the other 37 books Audible has provided me with. However this short book is very disappointing. If you are expecting inside stories of the Navy Seals, then look elsewhere, the author spends most of the book making a political point and echoing previously told stories about the Teams and a large chunk of the book giving 5 possible solutions to an attack on the US embassy.

What was most disappointing about Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter ’s story?

Poor storey with little content, and what is there is of little interest.

How could the performance have been better?

Better narrator

What character would you cut from Eyes on Target?

N/A

1 of 1 people found this review helpful