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  • The Longest Kill

  • The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers
  • By: Craig Harrison
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 522

It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing read

  • By Andrew on 07-03-17

Accurate account of being a sniper

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-19

A slow start but stay with it. The build up to training, reality in the field with mental and physical trauma. Thank you guys...

  • First Light

  • By: Geoffrey Wellum
  • Narrated by: Andrew Brooke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 197

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of First Light by Geoffrey Wellum, read by Andrew Brooke. Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, 18-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum, many never return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-18

Bought the book it's so good.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Brilliant listen. Puts you right in the cockpit with Geoffrey during selection, training & dogfights.