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  • Out of the Mountains

  • The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla
  • By: David Kilcullen
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

When Americans think of modern warfare, what comes to mind is the US army skirmishing with terrorists and insurgents in the mountains of Afghanistan. But the face of global conflict is ever-changing. In Out of the Mountains, David Kilcullen, one of the world's leading experts on current and future conflict, offers a groundbreaking look at what may happen after today's wars end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed and informative approach.

  • By kucherv on 04-25-18

a lot of knowledge on irregular warfare

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

the author is obviously a very smart guy, has a ton of important info for combat leaders. however, he needs to dumb down the writing IOT target the right audience. maybe write a cliff notes version and sell it to the army

  • The Guns of August

  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman here brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pay attention!

  • By Chrissie on 07-11-13

that was so bad

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

the only reason i finished it was so that i could write this review. the narrator would do this thing where he would speak in the accent of the person who said the quote. that annoyed me WAY more than it should have. the story was TOO informative in my mind. id rather get the facts rolled up in to a 10 hour book then stretch it out to a 20 hour book, which is very clearly what the author did

  • 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 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

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

incredibly frustrating book

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

the narrator is awful, but the story is beyond frustrating if true and raises questions

  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

  • How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

From award-winning historian, war reporter, and author Damien Lewis ( Zero Six Bravo, Judy) comes the incredible true story of the top-secret "butcher-and-bolt" black ops units Prime Minister Winston Churchill assigned the task of stopping the unstoppable German war machine. Criminals, rogues, and survivalists, the brutal tactics and grit of these "deniables" would define a military unit the likes of which the world had never seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Show Old Man; Jolly Good Show!

  • By Matthew on 09-09-16

incredible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

what an amazing, this has easily become one of my top two favorite books. it is inspiring to hear the stories of the men who did so much with so little

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