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Sniper One Audiobook

Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege

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Publisher's Summary

We all saw it at once. Half a dozen voices screamed, 'Grenade!' simultaneously. Then everything went into slow motion. The grenade took an age to travel through its 20 metre arc. A dark, small oval-shaped package of misery the size of a peach....

April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers flew into Southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives.

Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained firefight British troops had faced for over 50 years.

This awe-inspiring account tells of total war in throat-burning winds and 50-degree heat, blasted by mortars and surrounded by heavily armed militias. For six months they fought alone: isolated, besieged and under constant enemy fire. Their heroic stand was a modern-day Rorke's Drift.

©2007 Dan Mills (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    Woodster Southampton 22/06/2017
    Woodster Southampton 22/06/2017 Member Since 2015

    Husband, Father and Southampton season ticket holder and likes the odd glass of red wine and a good book...

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    "Shockingly bad narrator"
    Would you try another book written by Dan Mills or narrated by Josh Dylan?

    Dan Mills - yes, Josh Dylan - NEVER


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sniper One?

    Can't listen to all the book because the narration is so bad


    How could the performance have been better?

    He can't do accents ... he tries but ends up doing the same voice for all different people. He's no Paul Thornley!!


    Do you think Sniper One needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No idea!


    Any additional comments?

    Story seemed half decent but spoilt by the narrator ... would try again if the narrator was changed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 08/06/2017
    Paul 08/06/2017
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    "Brilliant and entertaining first hand account"

    No B.S. or bravado just a sensational and significant first hand account of a chapter in military history

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 04/04/2017
    Aaron 04/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Cracking listen!"

    having been to Iraq on challenger 2 I can relate to this book. I knew the cimic story already but brilliant to hear it first hand. My only issue was with the way he said "gimpy" it's pronounced as "jimpy" unless PWRR called it that I don't know but we knew it as "jimpy" still a top book!

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    Matt Simpson 13/08/2017
    Matt Simpson 13/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Average telling of a great insight into modern war"

    something didn't work for me with the narrator. the lack of writing experience/skills, that often can work (e.g. soldier spy), didn't here. But what the guys went through did come out and was worth persisting through to the end. It is also sad how the British people and government seem so eager to discard our forces so easily.

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    R E Gustar 13/08/2017
    R E Gustar 13/08/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "One Of The Best"
    If you could sum up Sniper One in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant


    What other book might you compare Sniper One to, and why?

    None


    What about Josh Dylan’s performance did you like?

    Excellent


    Any additional comments?

    To know what its like to be in a battle read this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Crisp 07/08/2017
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    "Great book TERRIBLE NARRATION"

    The story was good. descriptions good BUT possibly the WORST narration ever. Poor accents, terrible expression, tries too hard. Just BAD BAD BAD. Totally ruined a good book. will avoid this reader in future, however good the book is.

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    Allan MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 03/08/2017
    Allan MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 03/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story well worth listening to"

    Interesting information on British Army and a little bit like a modern version of Rorke's drift Great story well worth listening to I would definitely recommend this one

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    Amazon Customer 02/08/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Dam good read"

    enjoyed this book a lot very well written great detail and you really get a feel for the camaraderie of the men involved

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    Alex 02/08/2017
    Alex 02/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "brilliant"

    loved every minute of it. well narrated and well writted. felt like being in the thick of it.

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    Kindle Customer 25/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "v good"

    very good book a* will check out other done by this author now maybe I'll listen 1 more time first

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    26/04/17
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    "Spectacular!"

    By far the best British military account ive listened to.
    If you enjoyed American Sniper, Bullet Magnet, Among You, Apache, Bravo Two Zero etc then you must try this one... its simply brilliant!

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