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Bullet Magnet

Britain's Most Highly Decorated Frontline Soldier
Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summer 2006, Afghanistan: an apparently deserted village, and a rapidly ticking clock...

The relentless Taliban ambush that followed saw several British soldiers dead, two armoured vehicles destroyed - and Corporal of Horse Michael Flynn awarded an MC to go alongside his Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.

Mick Flynn has never backed away from a challenge. From his uncompromising South Wales childhood - within a whisker, at one point, of Cardiff Prison - to the streets of Belfast, where he first learned the bitter realities of armed conflict, he's had no difficulty finding and facing trouble. Whether on the storm blasted Falklands cliff tops, where he witnessed the Sir Galahad going down in flames, or in the searing deserts of Iraq, where he and his crew pinned down an entire division of enemy tanks, he has carried the attack with a coolness that has earned him the respect of princes, generals, and his fellow soldiers.

Mick Flynn has seen action in every major British war zone of the past 30 years and still serves with the legendary Blues & Royals today. Bullet Magnet is his story - the story of an extraordinary modern warrior who mixes warmth and humour, and at times heartbreaking poignancy, with truly breathtaking fighting skills.

©2010 Mike Flynn (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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"From the Falklands to Afghanistan, Mick Flynn has been looking for trouble for over thirty years - and finding it." (Andy McNab)

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Brilliant and untold

A fascinating account of modern warfare from a perspective otherwise mostly untold and with an extended combat experience along the course of modern history, which I suppose that few soldiers can show.

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Not all war stories

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I'd say about half this book covered the military action mentioned in the blurb: Northern Ireland, Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan. The other half covered chasing women, bar fights, going AWOL, and running a civilian business.

I thought both parts of the story were interesting and moved along at a nice pace.

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  • Chez
  • 01-11-15

Wow...

Simply wow, especially the last chapter. Funny, moving and inspirational.

I've got to put another ten words to submit this...

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  • Mr Michael J Jones
  • 09-12-18

Gripping tales of the realities of war

An honest account of Britain’s conflicts over the decades. Would highly recommend this audiobook. If only it was a bit longer!

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  • Kati Watson
  • 10-21-19

The best in its genre

What a fantastic book. Mick Flynn tells his story with humour, asides and wisdom. What a journey he takes you on. Thank you CofH Flynn for your service and your retelling of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-19

Good book, spans many theatres of war

Good book, what a full life this man has lived, the horror of war comes out in the words

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  • GoCanucksGo!
  • 07-14-19

reminds me of my time in a Sabre CVRT....

I spent a while in the turret of a Sabre CVRT which is similar in appearance to the scimitar but made from a scorpion hull and a fox turret but whilst I was fortunate to never having been shot at brought back a lot of memories of being in my wagon. I wish it was a little longer as I'm sure he's got loads more stories about life in an armoured recce regiment particularly in the household cavalry, I'd be surprised if he never did a stint 'donkey walloping' as this would have filled another chapter easy but the book was very focused on his combat record which I felt could have been fleshed out a bit more. Still none of this is detrimental so I'd still give it 5★★★★★

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  • kevin
  • 07-04-19

Decent story

I Was expecting more to be fair thought it would have more content , but still a good book to listen to

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  • kmm2908
  • 06-09-19

They don't make them like this any more.<br />

What a soldier, what a soldiers story! Read it you won't be sorry. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Stanley
  • 03-28-19

A honest soldiers story

I quite enjoyed this book on tape. It is a good story of a real soldier. No fancy SEAL or SAS exploits just an real soldiers story. I would have liked more detail. There was room for double the length of the book. The narrator is not great at ascents but who cares. Nevertheless a good listen.

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  • Neil
  • 03-11-19

An excellent listen

I finished this book with in two days and replayed some of the chapters Along the way. Brutally honest account of warfare. Well worth a listen.

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  • dean garrett
  • 03-05-19

Brilliant

We all sit at home watching the news in our little cocoons. While soldiers like mick Flynn keep us safe. This book is a gritty brave honest sometimes sad account of bravery of the highest caliber