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    • Kokoda (by Paul Ham)

    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    It was a war without mercy, fought back and forth along 90 miles of river crossings, steep inclines and precipitous descents, with both sides wracked by hunger and disease, and terrified of falling into enemy hands. Defeat was unthinkable: the Australian soldier was fighting for his homeland against an unyielding aggressor; the Japanese ordered to fight to the death in a bid to conquer ‘Greater East Asia’.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • kOkODA

    • By andy on 20-10-10

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Vietnam

    • The Australian War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Drawing on hundreds of accounts by soldiers, politicians, aid workers, entertainers and the Vietnamese people, Paul Ham reconstructs for the first time the full history of our longest military campaign. From the commitment to engage, through the fight over conscription and the rise of the anti - war movement, to the tactics and horror of the battlefi eld, Ham exhumes the truth about this politicians' war - which sealed the fate of 50,000 Australian servicemen and women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By David on 07-04-13
    • The Australian War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 15-12-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Amazing SAS

    • By: Ian McPhedran
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regimentâ¿¿ this is not just their professional mottoâ¿¿ but a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces unitsâ¿¿ a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficultâ¿¿ strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The amazing sas

    • By JAMIE on 29-10-12

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Soldiers Without Borders

    • Beyond the SAS - a Global Network of Brothers-in-Arms
    • By: Ian McPhedran
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    What happens to the elite, close-knit soldiers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment after they leave the Who Dares Wins world of special forces? For some, there are highly paid jobs in the world's war zones and trouble spots protecting global corporations from terrorism, sabotage and violence. Others become powerful government advisers, many join foreign armies to train their special forces and expand the global brotherhood.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Hellfire

    • By: Cameron Forbes
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    For months during 1943 there was no night in Hellfire Pass. By the light of flares, carbide lamps and bamboo fires, men near-naked and skeletal cut a passage through stone to make way for a railway. Among these men were some of the 22,000 Australian soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. In camps across Asia and the Pacific, they struggled, died, and survived with a little help from their mates.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Three Famines

    • By: Thomas Keneally
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is the story of three terrible famines. The first is an Gorta Mór, the great hunger of Ireland, which began in 1846. The second is the deadly famine that struck Bengal in 1943. The third is the Ethiopian famine, which first sprung up in lethal form in the 1970s under Emperor Haile Selassie and then reappeared under the brutal dictator Mengistu in the 1980s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important account of a terrible subject

    • By Lord Peridot on 29-09-14

    Regular price: £22.89