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    • Malta Spitfire

    • The Diary of a Fighter Pilot
    • By: George Beurling
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    25,000 feet above Malta -- that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis and Reggianes as they swept eastwards in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummeled the island beneath -- the most bombed patch of ground in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book. well and properly narrated. loved it

    • By Alex on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vulcan Boys

    • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognizable, as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely firsthand by the operators themselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a compelling work but slow to start

    • By Josh Boyle on 08-06-16
    • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Harrier Boys, Volume 1

    • From the Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990
    • By: Robert Marston
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Robert Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its history. The excitement, camaraderie, and pride of Harrier operators shine through in the personal stories of those whose lives were changed by their experience of this iconic aircraft, both on land and at sea.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Harrier Boys, Book 2: New Technology, New Threats, New Tactics, 1990-2010

    • By: Bob Marston
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the second volume of Harrier Boys, as with the first, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service with UK armed forces is illustrated through personal reminiscences of the people who worked with it. The book begins with explanations of the mature concept of operations with the Harrier GR3 in the Cold War. It then progresses through the evolution of Harrier II, starting with the GR5, and updates to the Sea Harrier, while the potential battles to be fought necessitated ever-changing tactics and technology.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Phantom Boys

    • True Tales from Aircrew of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Fighter-Bomber
    • By: Richard Pike
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Regarded as one of the most versatile fighters ever built, the Phantom F-4 was the US Navy's fastest and highest-flying aircraft. It was flown by both US military demonstration teams (Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thundercats) from 1969 to 1973. It ended its service in 1991 with the RAF. But it continued to serve a variety of air forces across the world, with some still in service 50 years after its first flight.

    • True Tales from Aircrew of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Fighter-Bomber
    • By: Richard Pike
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 03-23-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hunter Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter

    • The Jet Age Series
    • By: Richard Pike
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From the highly successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the Boys series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their individual recollections of the highs and lows, the dramas and demands of this incredible aircraft, which came into service in July 1951 and changed the future of fighter development.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Open Cockpit

    • By: Arthur Gould Lee
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Author of three books, this is by far his best. Lee puts you in the cockpit in a riveting account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At times humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening, true account is a classic to be ranked with Winged Victory by W. V. Yeates, also published by Grub Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really great insights into WW1 air combat!

    • By B Taub on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jaguar Boys

    • True Tales from Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War
    • By: Ian Hall
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF's tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these minutes, the Jaguar Boys - pilots, engineer, and ground crew - tell of the aircraft's drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily deployable and outstandingly capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era.

    • True Tales from Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War
    • By: Ian Hall
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 06-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Victor Boys

    • True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the longest lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982, it was the only Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted firsthand by the operators themselves.

    • True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 08-10-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Vulcan Test Pilot

    • My Experiences in the Cockpit of a Cold War Icon
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Tony Blackman describes in layman's terms and with statistical back-up what it was like to tame the first prototypes and to master the unusual characteristics necessitated by the Vulcan's shape. Tony puts the developments, demonstrations at Farnborough, incidents, and accidents in their political and historical context, but as his story is a highly personal one, we also get a true sense of the way he felt while he was flying the aircraft. His words and descriptions will make people feel, as he did, the excitement of handling such an incredibly powerful monster.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tornado Boys

    • By: Ian Hall
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular Boys series and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, the Tornado was the first aircraft to be flown by both men and women. This is acknowledged in the book with a chapter written by one female pilot. Another aspect that makes this book different from the rest of the series is that it covers an aircraft which is still in active service, especially as a key player in current Middle East operations.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Doctor's War

    • By: Aidan MacCarthy
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    As an RAF medical officer, Aidan McCarthy served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was plunged into adventures in the Japanese-American arena comparable with those of famous war heroes. Interned by the Japanese in Java, he helped his fellow prisoners with amazing ingenuity in awful conditions. En route back to Japan in 1944, his ship was torpedoed, but he was rescued by a whaling boat and re-interned in Japan.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Air Battle for Dunkirk

    • 26 May - 3 June 1940
    • By: Norman Franks
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    With the epic blockbuster film Dunkirk, to be released in July, 2017, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring, amongst others, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance, this reissue has never been more timely. "Where is the RAF?" was the oft-quoted question asked by soldiers waiting on the beach at Dunkirk, to where they had retreated following the German blitzkrieg through northern France, and where they were now being pounded by the Luftwaffe. The air forces were there, as Norman Franks proves, detailing the outstanding achievements of the Allied pilots.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning

    • By: Richard Pike
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this timely and entertaining book which, with over 20 individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and lows, and the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic portrayal of life in the cockpit

    • By Josh Boyle on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Valiant Boys

    • True Stories from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman, Anthony Wright
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain's first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft's birth taking off from Vickers' tiny airfield at Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Buccaneer Boys: True Tales by Those Who Flew the 'Last All-British Bomber'

    • By: Graham Pitchfork
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force, and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. Arranged in chronological order, the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled. In addition to describing events and activities, it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a "Buccaneer Boy" in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated force.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Story but.......

    • By Carl on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95