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SAS  A Storm Gathering: One man in this photo tells his story from Selection to Operations and Beyond (Join the Army? You'll Regret That! Book 2)
SAS A Storm Gathering: One man in this photo tells his story from Selection to Operations and Beyond (Join the Army? You'll Regret That! Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Enjoyable Read, 28 Jan. 2017
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This was a fascinating recollection of what it was like on the ground at the sharp end of the campaign in Dhofar. Mick Dales gives a vivid description of the dangers that the SAS faced daily throughout the campaign. Britain's "Secret War" will probably remain "secret", but it should go down in history as one of the most successful of the "small" wars which the British fought in during the 20th Century.


Mount!
Mount!
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7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Monotonous, 11 Sept. 2016
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I have read all of Jilly's previous books but I threw up my hands in horror at the number of characters who are introduced in the early chapters. I know many of them have appeared before, but it's like listening to family history fanatic monotonously rambling on about their family tree.

A good novel doesn't need this many characters - it serves only to make the book longer, and to give the reader a headache as they try to work out the relevance of each character, and their place in the most complicated family tree in history.


Cold (A Joe Tiplady Thriller Book 1)
Cold (A Joe Tiplady Thriller Book 1)
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An OK read, 8 Jun. 2016
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Difficult to read at first, but it does gain some momentum later. The story would have been more believable if it wasn't joined together by some less than unbelievable journeying by the characters. One gets the feeling the author has a bit of a chip on his shoulder, particularly demonstrated by his very odd snipe at members of the Special Forces Club - perhaps his membership application was turned down?


SAS Heroes: Remarkable Soldiers, Extraordinary Men (General Military)
SAS Heroes: Remarkable Soldiers, Extraordinary Men (General Military)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book about true heroes, 31 Oct. 2015
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This is a remarkable series of stories which demonstrate the uniqueness of those who serve in the SAS. I had the privilege of knowing Pete Scholey in Oman in 1973 (although he won't remember me). He is also a remarkable character who possesses the same characteristics as those who he writes about. I still recall him telling me the story about Kev Walsh (who was also there in '73), who referred to his bullet in the backside as a "shot in his upper thigh". I also visited the site of the crashed Belvedere in Sarawak in the early 80s, where a small memorial stands in tribute to those who were killed.


Everest '96
Everest '96
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fasinating Read, 12 Sept. 2015
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I was looking forward to this book to learn more about the events which haunted the South African team in '96, and I wasn't disappointed. Ken Vernon gives a detailed first hand account of how the sponsors, and established climbers were duped and then abused. For those who have heard O'Dowd or Woodall speak since '96, the fantasies are still being promoted. This book will be of interest to the mountaineering community, and for those who study leadership and team dynamics.


The Storms: Adventure and tragedy on Everest
The Storms: Adventure and tragedy on Everest
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 1 May 2015
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A well written book that brings out some new facts about the events of 1996 on Everest. I also enjoyed reading about the author's wider experiences.

I wasn't aware of the court case, which was an eye opener.

Well worth a read for people like me who can only watch from an armchair as tales of Everest continue to fascinate.


The NexStar User's Guide (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
The NexStar User's Guide (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but complicated, 1 May 2015
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I found this book useful following the purchase of a NexStar 5SE, given that I was a complete beginner and I needed to source as much information as possible.

It was helpful but it tries to do too much and it is not always easy to find the specific piece of information which you need.


The Long Hunt (The Strongbow Saga Book 4)
The Long Hunt (The Strongbow Saga Book 4)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Saga rides again, 13 Jan. 2014
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Delighted to hear the saga has been relaunched. The books are well written and produce a vivid picture of Viking life and death.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 25 Mar. 2013
I read this book years ago and I was delighted to learn that there was a Kindle edition.

This is a war story about a soldier without rival. He won his VCs many times over. But the book is not just about being brave - it tells us about other human qualities that this often complex man had in abundance.

A lesson for all in today's increasingly materialistic society.


So You Want To Be A Gurkha
So You Want To Be A Gurkha

1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 23 Dec. 2012
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This book is awful. I thought it would be an interesting read about life in the Gurkhas but instead it is a short (fortunately) ramble about a series of disconnected incidents, which leaves the reader wondering why on earth was it written in the first place.


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