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    • 1983

    • The World at the Brink
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    1983 was a supremely dangerous year - even more dangerous than 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the US, President Reagan massively increased defence spending, described the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire' and announced his 'Star Wars' programme, calling for a shield in space to defend the US from incoming missiles. Yuri Andropov, the paranoid Soviet leader, saw all this as signs of American aggression and convinced himself that the US really meant to attack the Soviet Union. He put the KGB on alert to look for signs of an imminent nuclear attack.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling but let down by narration

    • By Oliver Moor on 08-10-18
    • The World at the Brink
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 26-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 77 ratings

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Night Raid

    • The True Story of the First Victorious British Para Raid of WWII
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The loss of British bombers over Occupied Europe began to reach alarming levels in 1941. Could it be that the Germans were using a sophisticated form of radar to direct their night fighters and anti-aircraft guns at the British bombers? British aerial reconnaissance discovered what seemed to be a rotating radar tower on a clifftop at Bruneval, near Le Havre. The truth must be revealed. The decision was taken to launch a daring raid on the Bruneval site to try and capture the technology for further examination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding !

    • By Nucleargaz on 02-03-18
    • The True Story of the First Victorious British Para Raid of WWII
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 01-05-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Breakdown

    • Shell Shock on the Somme
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Paralysis. Stuttering. The shakes. Inability to stand or walk. Temporary blindness or deafness. When strange symptoms like these began appearing in men at casualty clearing stations in 1915, a debate began in army and medical circles as to what it was, what had caused it and what could be done to cure it. But the numbers were never large. Then, in July 1916, with the start of the Somme battle, the incidence of shell shock rocketed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Secret Warriors

    • Key Scientists, Code Breakers, and Propagandists of the Great War
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The First World War is often viewed as a war fought by armies of millions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that cost the lives of many. But behind all of this a scientific war was also being fought between engineers, chemists, physicists, doctors, mathematicians and intelligence gatherers. This hidden war was to make a positive and lasting contribution to how war was conducted on land, at sea, and in the air, and most importantly life at home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Secret Gem

    • By J on 21-05-15
    • Key Scientists, Code Breakers, and Propagandists of the Great War
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 01-05-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: £17.99