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  • 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 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

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

Good recollection

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

If you could sum up Gurkha in three words, what would they be?

Well read biopic

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gurkha?

Gaz! Great group of men.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of them

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Same as the book - Better to Die than Live a Coward: My Life in the Gurkhas

Any additional comments?

None

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bandit Country

  • SAS Operation
  • By: Peter Corrigan
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

South Armagh, 1989: cheering mobs stand over the body of a British soldier. He is the ninth to have been killed by the so-called Border Fox, an IRA sniper whose activities have helped make this area of the United Kingdom the most feared killing ground in Western Europe. The British government is determined to break the tightly knit South Armagh Brigade of the IRA before more lives are lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome !!! You

  • By Woodster on 25-11-16

Bit far fetched could've done without at accents

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

Reviewed: 24-03-17

Would you try another book written by Peter Corrigan or narrated by Paul Thornley?

Yes

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Drop the accents and make it a bit more believable by more detail.

Could you see Bandit Country being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Thought it was OK but tried too hard to sound realistic when it really wasn't.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle and enjoyable, but not riveting

  • By Ann Watson on 01-12-13

A very good storyline

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

Reviewed: 24-03-17

If you could sum up The Little Village School in three words, what would they be?

Encapsulating Yorkshire storyline

Who was your favorite character and why?

Little Danny

What about Gervase Phinn’s performance did you like?

His adaptability of characters and their mannerisms

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The village with it all

Any additional comments?

No