With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.
Laughs all the way, will buy all the other series' too. A must for anyone into comedy, especially clever comedy.
In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the '60s had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination, Britain seemed to be tearing itself apart. And yet, amid the gloom, glittered a creativity and cultural dynamism that would influence our lives long after the nightmarish '70s had been forgotten.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in 1970's Britain, very comprehensive and thorough. Reminds you very mush about how dark and depressing it got in the 70's.
What did you like best about this story?
I like political history a lot and there was a lot of quotes and lesser known political info and detail.
What does David Thorpe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Thorpe brings a seriousness and clear reading, although some of his impressions when quoting could have been a little better.
Any additional comments?
I would recommend this to anyone studying political history in the 70's, lots of detail. The audio could probably have done with a few more light hearted facts or popular culture, it was dominated by 70's politics.