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    • Hurricane

    • Victor of the Battle of Britain
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Leo McKinstry tells the story of the remarkable plane from its designers to the first-hand testimonies of those brave pilots who flew it; he takes in the full military and political background but always keeps the human stories to the fore - to restore the Hawker Hurricane to its rightful place in history. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed, highly readable entertaining account

    • By Carol Domme on 09-11-18
    • Victor of the Battle of Britain
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Spitfire

    • Portrait of a Legend
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The gripping saga of the plane that carried Britain through the Second World War. In June 1940, the German army had brought the rest of Europe to its knees. 'Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world will move forward into broad, sunlit uplands,' said Churchill. The future of Europe depended on Britain. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fills in the gaps.

    • By Glenn on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Lancaster

    • The Second World War’s Greatest Bomber
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A comprehensive history of Britain's greatest bomber plane. The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War, but the glamour of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of the heavy bomber. Yet without the Lancaster, Britain would never have been able to take the fight to the German homeland. Highlights the scale of the bomber's achievements, including the famous Dambusters attacks. With its vast bomb bay, ease of handling and surprising speed, the mighty Lancaster transformed the effectiveness of the Bomber Command. 

    • The Second World War’s Greatest Bomber
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Operation Sealion

    • How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The thrilling true account of Hitler's first defeat. One of Britain's most remarkable victories of the Second World War. In the summer of 1940, the Nazi war machine was at its zenith. France, Denmark, Norway and the Low Countries were all under occupation after a series of lightning military campaigns. Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph of Nazi tyranny. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. 

    • How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $27.27