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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

  • By Simon on 08-02-18

Another great listen

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Reviewed: 01-03-18

Brilliant, loved them all so far and by the way this one ended hoping there’ll be another soon.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,258

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super-Skippy-Just-Fantastic-Expeditionary-Force!

  • By Simon on 27-09-17

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 21-11-17

Love the book, brought alive by the narrator!
Can’t wait for the next instalment

Thank you

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745

'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW - This was a weird one

  • By Jules on 26-10-16

Best SF book in a while!

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Reviewed: 18-01-17

Great story, great balance, great narrator - quite a few subliminal messages... thoroughly recommend a listen.

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  • D Day Through German Eyes Book 2

  • More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 182

The first book of D Day Through German Eyes has fascinated listeners around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6, 1944. Now, book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive. These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking, and all too human in their shock at the onslaught they faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very powerful alternative view

  • By M. J. Wall on 05-07-17

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 14-11-16

Every bit as riveting and hard hitting as the first book - a must listen for anybody interested in D Day or WW2 history in general.

  • D DAY Through German Eyes

  • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748

Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed and frightening!

  • By Adam Turner on 04-01-17

Wow, one of the best audio books Ive listened to.

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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: 17-10-16

Hugely descriptive, brilliantly done. Ive been to some of these places and so identified with the area.
Have purchased the second book.