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Eye of the Storm

Twenty-Five Years in Action with the SAS
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

Peter Ratcliffe served in the SAS for 25 years. Blooded in Oman in the 1970s, he also saw action in Northern Ireland, in the Falklands War, and in the Gulf campaign. From his early days in the Paras to his time as Regimental Sergeant-Major in the Gulf, he has lived and fought by the motto 'who dares wins'. 

Eye of the Storm is his insider's account of that exceptional career. Fast-paced, earthy, dramatic, funny, occasionally disturbing, it is laced with firsthand descriptions of ferocious and bloody fighting, sudden death and incredible heroism, and peopled with a cast of extraordinary individuals. Beyond that, however, it corrects many of the distortions and exaggerations of other books and explodes several long-standing myths about the Regiment. Here - at last - is the authentic voice of the SAS.

©2019 Peter Ratcliffe (P)2019 Michael O'Mara

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Narration is dreadful

I read this book years ago and it was by far the best SAS biography I'd read. But whoever let this audiable version to be released needs to find another job. My 5 year old daughter reads books aloud better and the narrator's intonation is almost exactly the same for every sentence, with emphasis always coming on the last word. It drove me to distraction and I found myself getting annoyed with the sound and pace of the speech rather than listening to what was being read out. A really good book ruined. I wish I could get my money back.

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Terrible Narration

I really wanted this audio book to be great. I'm struggling with the terrible narration. Have a listen yourself and you will hear exactly what I mean. For some reason the tone of the narrators voice goes up at the end of EVERY sentence. I just cannot concentrate on the actual story.

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The RSM what a man!

Finally hear the true from the RSM. A true gentleman and hero, in my eyes.

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An excellent insight

What a brilliant book, the credibility seeps from the pages and I for one find myself questioning everything I ever read in the other books. To fight in an elite unit for so many years undoubtedly exposes you to the good the bad and the ugly and this book does well to humanise the legend of the Regiment.

Well worth the listen

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brilliant

this book is one of the best sas account s I've ever read just brilliant it makes me question other books which I've loved for years because Peter says it as he sees it if u like the sas this is the book for u

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god bless the British SAS 21 , 22 & 23

enjoyed from start to finish, will read again so compelling the history and account great

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amazing

well written and fantastically read nice to have a real understanding of our Amazing brave men who protect us. i was gripped from start to end.

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great read

very good read , better than alot of the SAS books out there.
well done

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Really enjoyed it

Had been looking for other SAS books for a while after listening to Ant Middleton and Jason Fox recent releases. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and liked that it, as best as I can tell, is all true unlike a lot of the other novels mentioned throughout this book

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cracking content let down by crappy narration.

Really enjoyed the straight and well written book which is undoubtedly open and honest. Well worth a read even if the narration is crap.

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  • LARRY
  • 19-10-19

Peter is the real deal

I met Peter in Dubai when we were both visiting Tony Osmand (RSM GREENJACKETS). Both of those gentlemen are very much the real thing, no Hollywood there. Peter was going to take me parachuting, but thankfully the wind over the drop zone was too high that day. Peter as described by RSM Osmand could navigate across the desert with nothing but a razor blade. I stand in awe of these soldiers.

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  • Ole
  • 22-05-19

Simply great

Loved it... One of the best SAS books written, more of these OG SAS books please

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