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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Oliver Narrator: Gideon Emery Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Stories of heroism, exploration and sacrifice that will inspire boys to be courageous, honorable and open to adventure

Tales of brave and selfless deeds used to be part of every boy's education. We grew up sharing stories with our fathers, uncles and grandfathers of how great men had lived their lives, met their challenges, reached their goals and faced their deaths. Becoming a man was about comradeship and standing by your friends whatever the circumstances. And it meant that sometimes it was more important to die a hero than live a coward's life.

Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys is packed with classic stories of courage and heroism from around the world, including: D-Day and Omaha Beach; the Charge of the Light Brigade; the Battle of Dien Bien Phu; the Siege of the Alamo; the Moonwalkers and Apollo 13; the Flight of the Nez Perces; Josiah Harlan and the Trouble with Afghanistan; the Demons of Camerone; the Battle of Isandlwana; the Yangtze Incident; the Battle of Trafalgar; Shackleton's Boat Journey; Scott of the Antarctic; Thermopylae; the Revolutionary War Naval Battle of John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A must-have collection.”  

    Times (London)

  • “Beautifully told, and in turns both moving and inspiring, it is a joy from start to finish.”  

    Sunday Telegraph

  • Amazing Tales is...an entertaining read. Oliver, a sparkling storyteller, has chosen classic stories that are compelling from the first page.” 

    Associated Press

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shellee | 10/1/2013

    " A true History Munchie. Delectable enjoyment for history enthusiasts and children alike. It is a great introduction to History for older children and a refreshingly fun recap for adults. I love Oliver's engaging style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ken | 12/12/2010

    " Great book looking at how men used to be men and what made then seen as such. Stories of adventure, exploration and courage. All still around today but demonstrated in so many different ways. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any bloke. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joshua Gimenez | 12/1/2010

    " Good book. Good Stories. Some of the stories are a little slow but overall pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ken | 4/18/2010

    " Great book looking at how men used to be men and what made then seen as such. Stories of adventure, exploration and courage. All still around today but demonstrated in so many different ways. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any bloke. "

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About the Author

Neil Oliver, an author and archaeologist, is the host of the hugely popular BBC television series Coast. His television credits also include Two Men in a Trench and The One Show. Oliver lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with his wife and three children.