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Summary

For the first time, a blistering, highly charged account from the man known as 'Marine A' who was at the centre of the controversial murder of a wounded Taliban fighter. His case led to an unprecedented wave of public support which raised over £800,000 to fund his appeal. The nerve-shredding situations Sgt. Blackman operated within, under sustained attack for long periods, living in the unrelenting horror of a theatre of war, took their toll mentally and physically.

©2019 Sergeant Alexander Blackman (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A brave and honest account from Royal Marine colour Sergeant Al Blackman.

An incredibly honest insight into colour Sergeant Al B
lackmans life. To date, including the outrageous murder conviction handed down to him by the MOD court-martial and Jeff Blackett.
Typical of our political system to dishonour members of the armed forces and sacrifice them to satisfy the snowflake armchair critics and media.
A fantastic book clearly written from the heart of a genuinely decent soldier who was only doing his job under extreme circumstances in a situation that only a small percentage of people could even begin to comprehend.
I wish Al Blackman and his wife all the very best for the future.

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Interesting book spoilt by the narrator

The story of Marine A is very interesting and enlightening but this audiobook is ruined by the narrator and whoever edited the recording.
There is at least one part of the book where the narrator starts reading an sentence and part way through it stops, briefly goes silent and then starts a new sentence leaving the first one incomplete.
There are also many occasions where the same sentence is restarted part way through - lazy editing.
I assume that it was the authors choice not to narrate his book but it would help if there was some involve who had a modicum of knowledge of the military to assist. The narrator mispronounces numerous place names and many simple military terms and names that detract from the story.
Casevac (Casualty Evacuation) was pronounced case-vac, Corps (Reference to the Royal Marines) was pronounced corpse amongst many other terms.
I enjoyed the story but did not enjoy the way it was read.

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Interesting

A great insight to a defining part of history, The story is great, and I enjoyed it.
HOWEVER: editing was poorly executed, as was some of the pronounceation (excuse spelling) ..... The poor editing did somehat ruin an otherwise brilliant book and you could tell the person reading the book had no clue of how to pronounce some of the words and just read them as written.

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horrendous narration

pronunciation of military terms made me cringe. who publishes a military audiobook without checking the 101 term pronounced wrong

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tryanical establishment verses soldier A

horrible chance circumstance, one moment , one decision and fight for fair justice.
UK shame of establishment draconian MOD treatment of front line troops. Without the fair and the free of this country to speak up where would they be !

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true hero

and brilliant account of marine A story as an ex royal marine who had my career in royal marines ended by a prison sentence I found his story really uplifting and this man is all that is good in the royal marines family.

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Stitched up

He was stitched up! The government trained him to kill then punished him for doing what he was trained to do

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An Incredible Struggle

This book details the unbelievable struggle Marine A had to endure during his time as a serving soldier. It also highlights the injustice soldiers recieve when they arrive home.

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A great true story.

A moving account of a hero's greatest battle against the very people and establishment who should have had his back.
Spoilt only by a few missing pieces of dialogue which seems quite common with Audible just lately.

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An inspirational story about dealing with adversit

Great read showing that common sense can prevail to overturn such an injustice. Sgt Blackman and his wife Claire are an inspirational .