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Biographies & memoirs of war

The horror of war from those who were there. Experience the daily lives of people in times of conflict from their own point of view with these nonfiction audiobooks.
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    War's End

    An Eyewitness Account of America's Last Atomic Mission

    Unabridged

    9 hours 11 min

    On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first combat mission, one devised specifically to bring a long and terrible war to a necessary conclusion . . . The last military officer to command an atomic mission, Maj. Gen. Charles W. Sweeney ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Torpedoed

    The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

    Narrated by Marisa Calin ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 19 min

    From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black Tulip

    The Life and Myth of Erich Hartmann, the World's Top Fighter Ace

    by Erik Schmidt ...
    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 10 min

    With over 1,404 wartime missions, Erich Hartmann claimed a staggering 352 airborne kills, and his career contains all the dramas you would expect. There were the frostbitten fighter sweeps over the Eastern Front, drunken forays to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, a decade of imprisonment in the wretched Soviet POW camps, and further military service during the Cold War that ended with conflict and angst. ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Operation Jihadi Bride

    My Covert Mission to Rescue Young Women from ISIS - The Incredible True Story

    Unabridged

    8 hours 34 min

    Soldier Magazine's Book of the MonthFascinating... Incredibly dangerous. The TimesGripping. Adrenalin fuelled true-life account with all the makings of a military thriller. The action unfolds like a Le Carre novel. Soldier Magazine/h2> Jihad isn't a war. It's an objective. An aberration. If there are young women with children, lost boys... If they are trapped in that hell and we can get ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rate of Climb

    Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from A Fighter Pilot and Leader

    Unabridged

    9 hours 18 min

    Rick Peacock-Edwards has led different lives at different times, but through it all has used a bonus in life nowadays often overlooked: he has consistently enjoyed himself. One of three brothers of outstanding South African Battle of Britain pilot F/O S. R. "Teddy" Peacock-Edwards, his subtle and compassionate regard for a generation of wartime aircrew is clear: "As the proud son of one of the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Every Mother's Son

    77 Days at Khe Sanh

    by K.M. Loftin ...
    Narrated by David de Vries ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 3 min

    Every man serving in Vietnam was "Every Mother's Son." In 1968, The Marine helicopter crews during the seventy-seven-day Siege of Khe Sanh risked everything, every day to keep the surrounding Marine hill positions alive and viable. The North Vietnamese Army committed over 20,000 troops to destroying the Marine hill positions and the Khe Sanh Combat Base. The small Marine outposts were transformed ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Sherman Lead

    Flying the F-4D Phantom II in Vietnam

    Narrated by David Marantz ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 23 min

    Written by a pilot who flew near-daily combat missions, this engrossing book is the story of one man, his colleagues, and his machine, the mighty F-4 Phantom II, at war. Sherman Lead is the gripping story of a year flying the F-4 in combat during the Vietnam War, told through the eyes of a fighter pilot. Operating out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand in 1968-69, Gail Peck and his ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Peace and Prisoners of War

    A South Vietnamese Memoir of the Vietnam War

    by Phan Nhat Nam ...
    Narrated by David Shih ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 2 min

    American discussions of the Vietnam War tend to gloss over the period from 1972 to the final North Vietnamese offensive in 1975. But these were brutal times for America's South Vietnamese allies combined with a period of intense diplomatic negotiations conducted under the increasing reality that America had abandoned them. In Peace and Prisoners of War, written in "real-time" as events occurred, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Faithful Warriors

    A Combat Marine Remembers the Pacific War

    Unabridged

    13 hours 16 min

    Written with award-winning author Steven Weingartner, Faithful Warriors chronicles Dean Ladd's experiences as a junior officer in some of the fiercest fighting of the war in the Pacific. His recollections and descriptions of life-and death-on the far-flung island battlefronts of the Pacific War are vividly rendered, augmented by the recollections of a number of the men with whom he served. This ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    My Family's Survival

    The true story of how the Shwartz family escaped the Nazis and survived the Holocaust

    by Aviva Gat ...
    Narrated by Callie Beaulieu, Neil Hellegers ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    For the Shwartz family, survival was the only option. Their will to live, and a bit a luck, kept the family safe during the Holocaust, bringing them across Eastern Europe all the way to Israel. In 1937, the Shwartz family lived a calm life in their small village in Poland. Fifteen-year-old Rachel liked to sing and go out dancing at a local night club, while her older brother David was busy running ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Where War Ends

    A Combat Veteran’s 2,700-Mile Journey to Heal—Recovering from PTSD and Moral Injury through Meditation

    Narrated by Tom Voss ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 44 min

    An Iraq War veteran's riveting journey from suicidal despair to hope. After serving in a scout-sniper platoon in Mosul, Tom Voss came home carrying invisible wounds of war-the memory of doing or witnessing things that went against his fundamental beliefs. This was not a physical injury that could heal with medication and time but a "moral injury"-a wound to the soul that eventually urged him ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The White Sniper

    Simo Häyhä

    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 8 min

    Simo Häyhä (1905-2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland in 1939-1940 he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. He has been a role model for snipers all over the world. Simo Häyhä was a man of action who spoke very little, but he was respected by his men and his superiors and given many difficult ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Into the Forest

    A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love

    Narrated by Natalie Pela ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 13 min

    This program features a bonus chapter of the author's preliminary research interviews with the sisters featured in the book."An uplifting tale, suffused with a karmic righteousness that is, at times, exhilarating." —Wall Street JournalRebecca Frankel's Into the Forest is a gripping story of love, escape, and survival, from wartime Poland to a wedding in Connecticut.In the summer of... ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    What We Inherit

    A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers

    Unabridged

    6 hours 50 min

    In the wake of her mother's death, Jessica Pearce Rotondi uncovers boxes of letters, declassified CIA reports, and newspaper clippings that bring to light a family ghost: her uncle Jack, who disappeared during the CIA-led "Secret War" in Laos in 1972. The letters lead her across Southeast Asia in search of the truth that has eluded her family for decades. On the night of March 29, 1972, Jack's ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Nurse’s War: A Diary of Hope and Heartache on the Home Front

    Narrated by Emma Pallant ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 4 min

    The remarkable wartime diary of nurse Kathleen Johnstone‘Warm, chatty and endlessly absorbing, this delightful diary brims with intelligence and humour.’ Wendy Moore, author of Endell Street: The Women Who Ran Britain’s Trailblazing Military HospitalThe second world war could not have been won without the bravery and selflessness of women on the Home Front. Women like Kathleen Johnstone.This first ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Healing Wounds

    A Vietnam War Combat Nurse's 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C.

    Narrated by Janet Metzger ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 35 min

    What is the price of honor? It took ten years for Vietnam War nurse Diane Carlson Evans to answer that question-and the answer was a heavy one. In 1983, when Evans came up with the vision for the first-ever memorial on the National Mall to honor women who'd worn a military uniform, she wouldn't be deterred. She remembered not only her sister veterans, but also the hundreds of young wounded men she ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Whatever It Took

    An American Paratrooper’s Extraordinary Memoir of Escape, Survival, and Heroism in the Last Days of World War II

    Narrated by Mike Ortego ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 28 min

    Published to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, an unforgettable never-before-told first-person account of World War II: the true story of an American paratrooper who survived D-Day, was captured and imprisoned in a Nazi work camp, and made a daring escape to freedom.Now at 95, one of the few living members of the Greatest Generation shares his experiences at last in one of the most remarkable ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Our Man in Tokyo

    An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    by Steve Kemper ...
    Narrated by Dan Woren ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 27 min

    A gripping, behind-the-scenes account of the personalities and contending forces in Tokyo during the volatile decade that led to World War II, as seen through the eyes of the American ambassador who attempted to stop the slide to war.In 1932, Japan was in crisis. Naval officers had assassinated the prime minister and conspiracies flourished. The military had a stranglehold on the government. War ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Patriot's Calling

    My Life as an F-16 Fighter Pilot

    Unabridged

    4 hours 59 min

    A decorated fighter pilot and PGA professional tells the story of his life and service—to both his nation and others—in this remarkable memoir that is a stirring record of faith, patriotism, family, philanthropy, and golf.What does it mean to be a patriot? For Oklahoma native Dan Rooney, it is someone who not only puts his life on the line for country, but who opens his heart and mind and seeks to ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Every Man a Hero

    A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War

    Narrated by Kaleo Griffith ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 39 min

    AN EXTRAORDINARY AND UNFORGETTABLE NEW FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF D-DAYSeventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs of our time, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day.At five a.m. on June 6, 1944, U.S. Army ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Spitfire Stories

    True Tales from Those Who Designed, Maintained and Flew the Iconic Plane

    by Jacky Hyams ...
    Narrated by Julia Barrie ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 52 min

    CONTAINS EXCLUSIVE SOUND CLIPS FROM THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS ARCHIVES.Spitfire Stories, published in association with Imperial War Museums, is a fascinating anthology of first-hand stories from Spitfire heroes and heroines of the Second World War.The Spitfire is the world’s most iconic aeroplane. Coming into its own during the Battle of Britain, it became famous during the Second World War<... ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

    by Erik Larson ...
    Narrated by Matt Addis ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 31 min

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER‘Every time Churchill took to the airwaves it was as if he were injecting adrenaline-soaked courage directly into the British people … Larson tells the story of how that feat was accomplished … Fresh, fast and deeply moving.’ New York TimesA STARTLING, GRIPPING PORTRAIT OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE ALIVE IN BRITAIN DURING THE BLITZ, AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE AROUND ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    You Are Worth It

    Building a Life Worth Fighting For

    Narrated by Kyle Carpenter ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 52 min

    From the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, an extraordinary inspirational memoir that will change the life of every reader.“Kyle displayed a heroism in the blink of an eye that will inspire for generations” —President Barack Obama, at Kyle Carpenter's Medal of Honor ceremonyI want my story to help others see what’s extraordinary in themselves. —Kyle CarpenterOn November 21, 2010, U ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Break Point

    SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story

    Narrated by Ollie Ollerton ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLEREx-Special Forces' soldier and host of SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton narrates his incredible story for the first time.Where is your break point?Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line nowhere in sight?Or here? Under heavy fire from armed kidnappers while prot... ... Read more

    $68.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial