Commando

  • by James Owen
  • Narrated by Andrew Wincott
  • 14 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

June 1940: As Britain's soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy. His idea was to revolutionise military thinking and change the face of warfare forever. Relying as much on stealth and guile as on courage and stamina, the Commandos brought to the battlefield the skills of the guerrilla. Trained by an unconventional band of experts, and led by a big-game hunter, a film star, a Highland chief and an eccentric wielding a bow and arrow, they became the spearhead of the Allied drive for victory. Weaving together official documents, new research, and veterans' own accounts, Commando reveals for the first time the exhilarating full story of WWII's most formidable fighting force.

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gripping first book

This book and the stories within had me spellbound
A must read for anyone remotely interested in the military
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- Dave

Book good, but audio recording - oh dear

It's a good book let down by a poor audio recording. Or more precisely, let down by the very strange and even confusing mis-pronunciations that feature very heavily in the recording. Some are just bizarre, but some also undermine the meaning, most particularly the way Boulogne (in France) is pronounced as Bologna (in Italy). Unless you already know otherwise, that makes for some very confusing sections,
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- Mark Pack

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK