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  • We Were Warriors

  • One Soldier's Story of Brutal Combat
  • By: Johnny Mercer
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 476

A captain in 29 Commando, Johnny Mercer served in the army for 12 years. On his third tour of Afghanistan, he was a joint fires controller, with the pressurized job of bringing down artillery and air strikes in close proximity to his own troops. Based in an area of Northern Helmand that was riddled with Taliban leaders, he walked into danger with every patrol, determined to protect them. Then, one morning, in brutal close-quarter combat, everything changed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The reality of war..

  • By David MacLean on 26-09-17

A very well worded book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-19

Johnny shows exactly what a great guy he is. I hope he achieves his goals

  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,741

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

A good listen

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

This highlights the mental struggles and the various route to recovery. Jason says it well.

  • SAS Italian Job

  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

In the hard-fought winter of 1944, the Allies advanced northwards through Italy but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans' impregnable headquarters. At the 11th hour, mission commanders radioed for David 'The Mad Piper' Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping 'Highland Laddie' as he went - so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow, what an amazing listen. A+++

  • By I Ford on 20-03-19

A crack tale of bravery, sacrifice and betrayal.

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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: 29-01-19

I really loved this book. The characters come right to life. The story recalls utter bravery and some rather nasty betrayals. I do wonder if young men today could conquer up such courage.

  • The World's Fittest Book

  • By: Ross Edgley
  • Narrated by: Ross Edgley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

How to train for anything and everything, anywhere and everywhere.The World's Fittest Book is set to become every fitness enthusiast's bible. Dubbed the body's complete user guide, it will become the go-to resource for learning all you need to know about building muscle, losing fat, eating (healthy) cake and unlocking your superhuman physical potential. Packed with workouts the author tried and tested in the pursuit of multiple world records, it's more than a book, it's the greatest training tool ever written! 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • like an old joke you've heard to many times.

  • By Grafton Bailey on 14-02-19

Very interesting topic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-19

I have found this both very entertaining and extremely interesting. Lots to put into use.

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  • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,083

Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short vignette for the fans

  • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

Interesting story

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Reviewed: 11-01-19

This seems to be an interesting book and hopefully there will be more to it

  • 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

Very brave young men

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This is a book that I found hard to stop listening to and at the same time hard to listen to. The author and narrator delivers a very tough story very well. I feel like I have a great understanding of what these guys faced though in reality only they can. I feel very humble that these young men and thier families gave so much for us.

  • No Way Out

  • The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege
  • By: Adam Jowett
  • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthery
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 275

In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and understrength unit of Paras and Royal Irish rangers. Their mission was to hold the District Centre of Musa Qala at any cost. Easy Company found themselves in a ramshackle compound, cut off and heavily outnumbered by the Taliban in the town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was excellent

  • By Anthony Duffy on 28-06-18

Very tough fight

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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: 02-11-18

This depicts an extremely tough fight and does it very well. Respect to Easy Company

  • Painting the Sand

  • By: Kim Hughes
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hemsbrough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 770

Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly great read!

  • By D. J. Craig on 31-10-17

You really do need to head this

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-18

This book details a very tough job carried out by a very brave man and his team

  • 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
    5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 551

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

A brave man indeed

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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: 09-09-18

This is a story of a guy who is really good at his job but his abandoned by his regiment.

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,655

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

A very interesting listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

It is nice to I think to get an understanding of Ant . There waa a troubled person who has grown a lot