Soldiers Without Borders
- Beyond the SAS - a Global Network of Brothers-in-Arms
- Narrated by: Peter Byrne
- Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 26-03-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Guarding a deadly secret military cargo - a new missile system brokered through a spook under the guise of a Middle Eastern arms dealer - is all in a day's work. These are the risky yet vital jobs that governments will never admit. From Iraq and Afghanistan to Africa and Asia, award-winning defence writer Ian McPhedran uncovers a virtually unknown network and tells how Australia's top soldiers are forever linked in a seemingly borderless world.
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By Donald N on 04-05-10
I guess the title and lines in the description such as "Guarding a deadly secret military cargo - a new missile system brokered through a spook under the guise of a Middle Eastern arms dealer - is all in a day's work. These are the risky yet vital jobs that governments will never admit." lead me to believe this book was more about "deniable missions and black ops." It turned out to be a boring listen for me. I didn't make it through the entire first half. Aside from a gory genocidal paragraph or two about what some of his mates saw and did at the beginning of the book, it was mostly just long storys about some old mate or other he knew of served with who retired from the SAS and then went to work for company x or company y and how he made good in the corporate world, etc. If there were any actual war stories or black op type stories you have to sit through way too many "When he finally quit SAS his old buddies called him for a good job opportunity here or there.
You can sum up the half I listened to with just a few sentences: "You can use your service buddies to network and find good jobs after you get out of the SAS. The end."
Save your book credit, unless you need motivation to quit the SAS and start earning big bucks in some foreign land. I'm sorry to be so hard on this book but I have been with audible for years and honestly this is the first one I couldn't finish. Let me state again that I did not listen to the entire book so take this review for what it is worth.
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