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Above the Law

By: Adrian Bleese
Narrated by: Adrian Bleese
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Summary

Adventures in a helicopter

Adrian Bleese spent 12 years flying on police helicopters, and attended almost 3,000 incidents, as one of only a handful of civilian air observers working anywhere in the world.

In Above the Law, he recounts the most intriguing, challenging, amusing, and downright baffling episodes in his career working for Suffolk Constabulary and the National Police Air Service. Rescuing lost walkers, chasing cars down narrow country lanes, searching for a rural cannabis factory, and disrupting an illegal forest rave…they’re all in a day’s work.

It’s a side of policing that most of us never see, and he describes it with real compassion as he lives his dream job, indulging his love of flying, the English landscape, and helping people. Perhaps more than anything, it’s a story about hope.

©2021 Adrian Bleese (P)2022 Adrian Bleese

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Brilliant book

A warts and all account from a passionate and experienced air observer who writer takes you on the journey. No nonsense in places and very compelling. Highly recommend.

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Excellent book

The story and narration is excellent. It's one of those books that you don't want to stop listening to.

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Great listen for Aviation enthusiasts

Anyone who has an interest in what goes on up there in the cab of a police chopper would love this book. It has great humour, interesting technical details and even some local history. Well worth a listen!

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Very good listen.

loved it and would listen again. it has me tears in my eyes with laughter and also made you realise the ups and downs of a obser in a helicopter.

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Superbly read by the author

Great book. Interesting stories, well written and brilliantly read. Sometimes it’s a risk when the book is read by the author. This is one of the best I’ve listened to. Adrian could be a professional Audible reader!

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A Must Read

I found this book very hard to put down, or should I say.. press the off button.
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A great listen!

A very interesting read about things in this job. Some well thought and balanced explanations and opinions that didn’t push onto me but allowed me to consider.

Worth a listen!!

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Superb

A fascinating insight into air policing, Adrian takes you on a journey through the highs and lows of his career. Well worth a listen

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Brilliant listen

A brilliant insight to the roles involved in operating police force helicopters. Also, has some interesting historical tit bits. Some aviation and some just history related to landmarks around the country.

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Too short.

Very unusual to find an autobiography that's read by the author and done well. Fun book and I like the dry wit.

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