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  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,602

Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Paul on 05-11-18

Everyone can learn from Jason 's experience.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

The lessons do not resonate until the last quarter of the book, but the story and journey to get to the holy grail is fascinating. Foxy was a brave warrior, no doubt about it. But his real bravery was his battle with his mind and being trapped in a tailspin in civvy street. As ever he fought hard and won the battle. His analogy re glass of water overflowing in life will resonate with everyone, military or not. I have Ben there too. Top book by a top man.

  • Gurkha

  • Better to Die than Live a Coward: My Life in the Gurkhas
  • By: Colour-Sergeant Kailash Limbu
  • Narrated by: Homer Todiwala
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu's platoon was sent to relieve and occupy a police compound in the town of Now Zad in Helmand. He was told to prepare for a 48-hour operation. In the end he and his men were under siege for 31 days - one of the longest such sieges in the whole of the Afghan campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ayo Gurkhali

  • By Mark Sugrue on 29-10-16

Must be read to understand the dedication

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Thought provoking and humbling. These men are a credit to themselves and their country. The insight through the eyes of a true warrior and a great man is fascinating. The next day you think you are having a bad day at the office, listen to the last three chapters of this book and then realise how lucky you are.

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