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  • The Secret War with Iran

  • By: Ronen Bergman
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

In the years since 9/11, the U.S. war on terror has focused on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Coverage of Iran has been devoted almost exclusively to its nuclear ambitions. Yet, as Ronen Bergman's groundbreaking reporting in this vital investigative history reveals, for 30 years, Iran has been the world's leading sponsor of global terror and stands as the most formidable sponsor of terror in the world today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By Allan La France on 03-29-18

intereeting but...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

the guy they got to read this book sucks. the content is quite good, just tge way it is read leaves you, well, adrift. suddenly, i would come back to paying attention to the book and realize i had missed 30 or 40 minutes of the book. Audible needs to use better orators to read these books. one word for this presentation: unengaging.

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  • A Handful of Hard Men

  • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
  • By: Hannes Wessels
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story- Title says it all... Hard Men

  • By rowca on 10-05-17

great story, narrator sucks

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

The story is very intiguing and is written from a perspective of pro rhodesia and that mugabe rule would be and was terrible for zimbabwe. history has proven the auther right and lends deep credibility to his relaying of events.

unfortunately, the reader has a rather sad depressed voice and makes the story somewhat difficult to stay engaged in. a somewhat more expressive and dramatic reader would have kept me engaged for the entire book.

  • Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated

  • The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team
  • By: Michael Smith
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

A top-secret US Army Special Operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations missions of all time, helping to track down al-Qa'eda leader Osama bin Laden. "The Activity," as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world's Special Operations elite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Zzzzzzzzz

  • By Doug on 11-28-17

the guy reading this book should go back to grade

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-17

the book sounds interesting, however audible should re record the reading of this book by someone else. the reader is awful. mispronounced words. poor inflection and expression. the reader failed to capture the author retelling his life story. british accent does not work for this book. ill buy the actual book and read it to get the real story....

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Gray Work

  • Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy
  • By: Jamie Smith
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

In this unprecedented audiobook, a paramilitary contractor with more than two decades of experience gives us a firsthand look into the secret lives of America's private warriors and their highly covert work around the world. Author Jamie Smith has planned and executed hundreds of missions on behalf of government agencies and private industry in some of the world's most dangerous hot spots - and lived to tell the tale.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a load of malarkey.

  • By Kaitlyn Keto on 01-17-16

hmmmm !?!?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-17

it's well written, the author is obviously full of himself, and I think he has a problem in overstating stories...embelishing facts, exaggerating to the extreme. additionally, pretty sure he has some crucial facts wrong. might want to reclassify this book to fiction.

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