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Behind Iraqi Lines (SAS Operation)

Narrated by: Josh Cohen
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Summary

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS survive the inferno of Operation Desert Storm?

August 1990, and Iraqi tanks are rolling into Kuwait, putting one-quarter of the world's oil reserves at risk. So begins Operation Desert Storm.

As specialists in desert warfare, the legendary SAS are plunged into a maelstrom of covert operations, often deep inside enemy territory. Their mission: reconnaissance, espionage, sabotage, the capture of prisoners and the rescue of hostages. Some are captured and tortured; others executed. But by the end of the conflict they will perform feats that are the stuff of legend.

Join the adventure in this novel about the most daring soldiers in military history: the SAS!

©2016 Shaun Clarke (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Mikey
  • poole, United Kingdom
  • 26-03-16

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So far i have awarded every one of the 'SAS operation' books a five star rating, so I was very surprised to find myself being so disappointed with this one. There wasn't any real excitement to the storyline and to be quite honest the narrator probably made me dislike the book even more. He was absolutely rubbish. Utter tosh. My 3 year old could do a better job than this bloke.

But I guess someone else might quite enjoy his narrating and dialogue efforts, so perhaps don't base whether you'll spend a credit on this solely on my opinion of the narrator. Clarke should have stuck to Paul Thornely, the king of SAS narrating.

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Rip off

Might as well call this book bravo two zero with a hint of the one that got away complete tosh

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Drab with poor narration

This is like listening to a beginners attempt to write Bravo Two-Zero. The storyline drags on and on, with relentless and unnecessary padding. It's like a Tom Clancy novel - why write the story in 100 pages when you can bloat it to 500 pages for no obvious reason. I plan to listen to the whole series of the SAS Operation books, me being a long time fan of the likes of Chris Ryan and Andy McNab, but thankfully this narrator has only been commissioned to do this one. His voice is boring and utterly inappropriate for the story, a bit like Julian Clary reading the works of Mike Tyson if you get my drift. In all honesty the only reason that I plan on finishing the story is because it cost me a credit.

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Behind Enemy Lines

Stunning and gripping read. Brought a tear and a wince a few times. BRILLIANT!!! A must read!!

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