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SAS: Rogue Heroes

The Authorised Wartime History
Written by: Ben Macintyre
Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins

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Publisher's Summary

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines.

Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

The history of the SAS is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men willing to take monumental risks. It is a story of the meaning of courage.

©2016 Ben Macintyre (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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  • Per-Kristian Nyborg
  • 26-07-19

A must!

Any Slight interest in ww2? Then this book is a must read! As simple as that

Just wow!

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  • Renee
  • 08-11-16

McIntyre narration and great narrator.

I am fascinated by The men who made a difference and won the War.
And these Roque heroes are real characters.
I have read all of Ben McIntyre's books.
This one is unique!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-04-17

Brilliantly executed book.

This is the most comprehensive and detailed account of the SAS that I have ever read, or indeed listened to.
From the initial idea that formed in Sir David Sterlings mind through to the temporary disbandment of Special Forces at the end of WWII. Ben Macintyre explores and makes a bloody good job of defining the main characters and his research to put this much detail into the the events chronicled is astonishing.
This book, for me, is a testament to the bravery, and daring of the first men who understood their Regimental motto. But beyond that, it also tells of the foolhardy and sometimes downright idiotic exploits of those same men.
To a man they were all heroes, but the man who stood quite literally head and shoulders above all, Lt Col Robert Blair "Paddy"Mayne.
This is bloody good listen and I highly recommend it to those who enjoy listening to the extraordinary exploits of of extraordinary people in our history.

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  • matt
  • 20-11-17

What a read

This is the story of, in my opinion, true heros, what these young lads went through was incomprehensible and very brave! Some say David Beckham is a hero for scoring a goal........

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  • Cian
  • 24-05-19

Brilliant account

Have watched documentaries on the SAS so knew a lot of the history but this is a brilliant account and the audiobook was read superbly. Quality.

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  • John
  • 11-08-18

Well written and well read.

This is a great book about the birth of the SAS, many have tried but failed, however this book is one of the few to put into words the true understanding of the men's story.

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  • Tim Kilpatrick
  • 14-08-19

Mesmerising

Great book, very well read. The only problem with an audio book is picturing the maps, locations etc. in your head.

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  • Con 69
  • 24-06-19

Amazing men

Couldn't put it down, these amazing men must never be forgotten ever. Who's sacrifices made us the country we are today. Incredible

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-06-19

Exhilarating

An incredible listen. So many ups and downs. Tails of heroism and sadness of the lives lost. We owe them a great deal for their sacrifice. The book is face paced and a great balance between the accounts of the missions and the personal characters of the men themselves. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

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  • Mrs J Coates
  • 18-06-19

Can't recommend too highly!

I have never reviewed a book before but I felt I had to with this one. Brilliantly researched, written and read. It was one of those books that gets beneath your skin, humbling and challenging. It is a week after finishing it and it is still on my mind, inspiring.

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  • Ben Hughes
  • 13-06-19

Best I've ever read

This is an amazing book and a fascinating insight into the SAS. A must read!

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  • claire gibbs
  • 06-06-19

Highly recommended

I’ve listened to this book 4 times now.
An very interesting, humorous and at times gruesome account of the birth of our SAS, its colourful characters and exploits during the Second World War.
Heroes all!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-19

very disappointed

I was looking forward to this but it's disappointing and I usually love the authors work!

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  • Rhys
  • 13-08-18

To those that came before us!

Incredible account of the origins of the commonwealth’s best and most daring soldiers! Lest we forget!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-17

Extremely well written and fantastic narration.

A thoroughly enjoyable book despite the difficult subject matter at times. A good dose of humour throughout and an amazing tale of courage, heroism and mateship.