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    • Vietnam

    • An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble, Max Hastings - introduction
    • Length: 33 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 169

    Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. He portrays the set pieces of Dienbienphu, the Tet offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam and less familiar battles such as the bloodbath at Daido.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Derrick on 20-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Line in the Sand

    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews and ultimately led to war between the British and the French in 1941 and between the Arabs and the Jews in 1948.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very few emerge with glory.

    • By Alan Hooper on 07-01-19
    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 29-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Stalingrad

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 418
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      5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 377

    The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe and the start of his decline.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply the best

    • By Dave on 29-09-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Berlin

    • The Downfall: 1945
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 264
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      5 out of 5 stars 235
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      5 out of 5 stars 233

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War and horror

    • By Margaret on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Operation Sealion

    • How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 61

    The thrilling true account of Hitler's first defeat. One of Britain's most remarkable victories of the Second World War. In the summer of 1940, the Nazi war machine was at its zenith. France, Denmark, Norway and the Low Countries were all under occupation after a series of lightning military campaigns. Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph of Nazi tyranny. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superbly written and narrated

    • By Bob Upndown on 04-10-18
    • How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 24-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Hurricane

    • Victor of the Battle of Britain
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Leo McKinstry tells the story of the remarkable plane from its designers to the first-hand testimonies of those brave pilots who flew it; he takes in the full military and political background but always keeps the human stories to the fore - to restore the Hawker Hurricane to its rightful place in history. 

    • Victor of the Battle of Britain
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 24-05-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Lords of the Desert

    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Within a single generation, between 1945 and 1970, America replaced Britain as the dominant power in the Middle East. By any standard, it was an extraordinary role reversal, and it was one that came with very little warning. Starting in the 19th century, Britain had first established themselves as protector of the sheikhdoms along the southern shore of the Persian Gulf, before acquiring Aden, Cyprus and then Egypt and the Sudan. In the Great War in the 20th century they then added Palestine, Jordan and Iraq by conquest. And finally Britain had jointly run Iran with the Soviets since 1941 to defeat Hitler.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable

    • By MR A B FESSEY on 08-01-19

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Lancaster

    • The Second World War’s Greatest Bomber
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A comprehensive history of Britain's greatest bomber plane. The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War, but the glamour of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of the heavy bomber. Yet without the Lancaster, Britain would never have been able to take the fight to the German homeland. Highlights the scale of the bomber's achievements, including the famous Dambusters attacks. With its vast bomb bay, ease of handling and surprising speed, the mighty Lancaster transformed the effectiveness of the Bomber Command. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Kev W. on 21-09-18
    • The Second World War’s Greatest Bomber
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 26-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Spitfire

    • Portrait of a Legend
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    The gripping saga of the plane that carried Britain through the Second World War. In June 1940, the German army had brought the rest of Europe to its knees. 'Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world will move forward into broad, sunlit uplands,' said Churchill. The future of Europe depended on Britain. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitive

    • By Neil Ferguson-Lee on 06-07-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Paras

    • An Oral History
    • By: Max Arthur
    • Narrated by: Max Arthur, Luke Thompson, Michael Fenner, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The soldiers of one of the world's most famous fighting forces, the Paras, tell the gripping story of the regiment in their own words. Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of its formation, this is the definitive history of the iconic Parachute Regiment, told through the voices of more than 200 of the soldiers themselves.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Six Minutes in May

    • By: Nicholas Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Six Minutes in May by Nicholas Shakespeare, read by Peter Noble. London, May 1940. Britain is under threat of invasion and Neville Chamberlain’s government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking the helm, but in Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does much to straighten the record

    • By Chantal on 29-07-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Jail Busters

    • The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance, and Operation Jericho
    • By: Robert Lyman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In February 1944, the French Resistance in the Amiens area was in turmoil. Its strength had been decimated by German aggression and the work of a number of traitors in their midst, and hundreds of its members languished in the city's formidable jail, awaiting an almost certain death at the hands of their captors. When two Allied intelligence officers were incarcerated alongside them it became clear that immediate action was imperative.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Operation Jerico Limited story

    • By FAB on 11-09-14
    • The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance, and Operation Jericho
    • By: Robert Lyman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 07-08-14
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Voices from D-Day

    • Eyewitness Accounts from the Battle of Normandy
    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The extraordinary and compelling story of the 6th of June, 1944, Operation Overlord and the Battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the world's finest authors and war correspondents, including Ernest Hemingway and Alan Melville.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Storey

    • By daz on 04-03-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Out of the Shadow of a Giant

    • Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science
    • By: John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    What if Isaac Newton had never lived? Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society. Whilst Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and the father of the English scientific revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley....

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Escape Artists

    • By: Neal Bascomb
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Summer, 1918: Twenty-nine officers crawled into a 16-inch-high, 55-metre tunnel dug only with spoons. This was the culmination of nine months gruelling toil in oxygen-starved darkness. Of the 29 escapees, just 10 would make their way back to Britain. When captured Royal Flying Corps pilots Captain David Gray, Captain Caspar Kennard and 2nd Lieutenant Cecil Blain had arrived at Holzminden - or 'Hellminden' as its occupants called it - the Germans' highest-security prison complex had seemed impregnable. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next

    • By: John Nichol
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years. On 17 May 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to destroy the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams. Fifty-six of them did not return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping accounts of lesser known raids

    • By Rebecca Smith on 23-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Real X-Men

    • The Heroic Story of the Underwater War 1942-1945
    • By: Robert Lyman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The thrilling and true story of the development and operational deployment of human torpedoes - Chariots - and X-craft midget submarines in British naval service during WWII and of the extraordinary men who crewed these dangerous vessels. The commando frogmen who rode the Chariots and operated as divers from the X-craft were the forerunners of today's Special Boat Service, the SBS. Their aim was to attach an explosive charge underneath an enemy ship to destroy the vessel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stranger than fiction.

    • By Ciderman on 10-10-16
    • The Heroic Story of the Underwater War 1942-1945
    • By: Robert Lyman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 24-09-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Death of Hitler

    • By: Jean-Christophe Brisard, Lana Parshina, Shaun Whiteside
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A dramatic and revelatory new account of the final days in Hitler's bunker, based on new access to previously unseen Soviet archives, previously unseen materials and cutting edge forensics. After two years of nonstop negotiations with the Russian authorities, Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina were granted access to secret files detailing the Soviets' incredible hunt to recover Hitler's body: the layout of the bunker, plans for escaping, eyewitness accounts of the Führer's final days, and human remains - a bit of skull with traces of the lethal bullet and a fragment of jaw bone.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not much about Hitler more about the process

    • By george on 01-10-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Shadows of War

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    October, 1939: War has been declared, but until the armies massed on either side of the French/German border engage, all is quiet on the Western Front. But just because its quiet doesn't mean that it's not deadly. There are those who believe the war no one wants to fight should be brought to a swift conclusion, even if it means treachery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really good listen

    • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 14-09-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable

    • By: Lacey Baldwin Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist, or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one.

    Regular price: £18.79

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