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  • 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

bloody good listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

entertainment from the get go. very interesting and some interesting characters to follow. true heroes the lot!

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  • Rogue Heroes

  • The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

Britain's Special Air Service - or SAS - was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: Given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war matériel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Those Who Dared, Won!

  • By Matthew on 10-07-16

Great historical piece

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

it was hard to cease listening to this book highlights exploits that are almost unfathomable.

  • Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

  • American Trailblazer
  • By: Robin Varnum
  • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

By July 1536, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (c. 1490 - 1559) and three other survivors had walked 2,500 miles from Texas, across northern Mexico, to Sonora and ultimately to Mexico City. Cabeza de Vaca's account of this astonishing journey is now recognized as one of the great travel stories of all time and a touchstone of New World literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • eyes opened

  • By Matt on 04-02-18

eyes opened

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

As one who grew up in the United States, and traveled abroad to Central and South America, it is amazing to hear this story. It really sheds light to many of the cultural, customs, traditions and present day issues surrounding North and South America. any chance I get to research history I appreciate and this book delve deep into a broad base of our history. I highly recommend anyone read this book and educate yourself to the Past.

  • Leadership and Training for the Fight

  • A Few Thoughts on Leadership and Training from a Former Special Operations Soldier
  • By: Paul R. Howe
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Tested and effective leadership and teaching advice based on riveting combat stories from a Special Operations veteran. In Leadership and Training for the Fight, MSG Paul R. Howe, U.S. Army Retired, shares ideas on leadership that he has developed through extensive combat experience. Howe tells riveting stories of military operations and analyzes leadership concepts. He also gives advice on how to understand students and how to refine your teaching methods. Written with the unique insight of a Special Operations soldier, this book is the perfect guide for anyone interested in improving leadership skills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tactical Training - must read

  • By Sheepdog627 on 01-21-15

Tactical trainers/students must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-17

This book is an excellent outline for any student of gunfighting or tactical operations. I cannot recommend its principles enough.

Who should read this?
The overall commander, to the lowest ranking man. Each should understand how to safely and effectively train and this book outlines it better than anything I've read prior.

  • The Way of Men

  • By: Jack Donovan
  • Narrated by: Jack Donovan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,776

What is masculinity? Ask ten men and you'll get ten vague, conflicting answers. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer - without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. It's a guide for understanding who men have been and the challenges men face today. The Way of Men captures the silent, stifling rage of men everywhere who find themselves at odds with the overregulated, overcivilized, politically correct modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs to be re-recorded

  • By Avid Reader on 05-19-17

Returning natural order

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-15

This book brings light to s subject that has long been neglected of downright attacked by several generations. This book is a must read (or listen in this case) for anyone with boys, who works in a team environ or with mostly men. I even think women would benefit from this book as it address natural order at its finest. It's not coating masculinity with gender, equality, moral or religious beliefs. It's taking it from across the board.

The audio quality was top notch and having jack read it himself added a personal that's refreshing! 5/5 review here.

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