Watching War Films with My Dad

  • by Al Murray
  • Narrated by Al Murray
  • 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Al Murray's (AKA The Pub Landlord) musing on his childhood where his fascination with history and all things war began
Have you ever watched a film with someone who, at the most dramatic scene, argues that the plane on screen hasn't been invented yet? Or that the tank rumbling towards the hero at the end of the film is the wrong tank altogether? Al Murray is that someone. Try as he might, he can’t help himself.
Growing up in the 1970s, Al, with the help of his dad, became fascinated with the history of World War Two. They didn’t go to football; they went to battlefields. Because like so many of his generation whose childhood was all about Airfix, Action Man and Where Eagles Dare, he grew up in the cultural wake of the Second World War.
Part memoir, part life obsession, this is Al Murray musing on what he knows best. And he’s sure to tell you things about history that you were never taught at school.

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A different view of Al Murray

Not quite what I expected. Al took a while to get me comfortable, but I would certainly buy another of his books now.

Excellent voice and delivery - I always prefer books read by the author. The footnotes were excellent and Al's grasp of historical events is very deep. Made more interesting by the fact that we have similar interests in military history, although Ihave to say that his go deeper than mine.

Not heavy, but serious enough with some very funny parts , very well delivered. No big surprise there.

Worth a listen.
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- Matt

Really interesting way of learning about the war

What did you like best about Watching War Films with My Dad? What did you like least?

Gave some great stories about the war , the techy side was really interesting and I learnt a lot of stuff I didn't know
His pretense to be a jellied eel salt of the earth sort of guy ,rings hollow considering he's a public school boy though :/
Books worth a read


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- andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-11-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks