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  • Battle for the Falklands

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history - 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive But Not What I Hoped For

  • By S. Morris on 26-07-16

Brilliant audio book. An excellent narration..

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

A fantastic book well written and unbiased in the content .
A truly worthwhile listen and history lesson.

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  • World War Two: History in an Hour

  • By: Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

History for busy people. Listen to a succinct history of World War Two in just one hour.World War Two was one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever seen. Between 1939 and 1945 almost every country in the world was affected by the war in some way.World War Two: History in an Hour neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview of the politics involved, the violence that ensued and how it changed the world in unimaginable ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthwhile and informative listen.

  • By Gary on 02-03-17

A worthwhile and informative listen.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A brief but informative story of World War Two. Narrated well by Jonathan Keeble.
I will listen to again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of World War Two: History in an Hour?

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What three words best describe Jonathan Keeble’s voice?

Very easy listening.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge

  • The Gripping True Story That Inspired the Movie
  • By: Booton Herndon, Les Spear - prologue, Max Cleveland - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris George
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. "You're nothing but a coward!" they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Never got to enjoy this story.

  • By mary rennie on 29-03-18

What an amazing man. A must listen / read.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Where does Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent . An amazing story of human endeavour . You will listen again and be even more amazed at this mans feats of courage.

What other book might you compare Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge to, and why?

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Have you listened to any of Chris George’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful