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  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,361

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

Unexpected journey

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-19

Unlike most veterans autobiographies, mostly about their missions and near death experiences (good as they are) and this started no differently, Jason is equally candid about PTSD and depression that will undoubtedly help other sufferers - he had to narrate it and he did - top bloke.

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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,016

From New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them'. He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely gripping

  • By S. Bramble on 23-12-17

stunning

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-17

even though I guessed the outcome, it was still shocking. awesome and well worth the listen

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,556

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

not usually my type of book but...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-17

this book gripped me and really opened my mind. reminded me of my childhood. awesome.

  • The Holocaust

  • A New History
  • By: Laurence Rees
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 334

Laurence Rees, in his magnum opus, combines largely unpublished testimony with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in over three decades. Rees argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking - and the Holocaust was the most appalling crime in history - what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside other Nazi plans to kill millions of non-Jews as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holocaust - A masterly telling

  • By Rathelstan on 28-02-17

Prepare yourself!

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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: 09-05-17

Superlative piece of research, delivered impeccably well by Jonathan Keeble. I thought I knew about this subject, how wrong I was. Moving and at times difficult to listen, but gripping nonetheless. If you're remotely interested in WWII, get it?