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Adolf Hitler Audiobook

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, written and read by Spike Milligan.

At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked 'This is your enemy'. I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train....

In this, the first of Spike Milligan's uproarious recollections of life in the army, our hero takes us from the outbreak of war in 1939 ('it must have been something we said') through his attempts to avoid enlistment ('time for my appendicitis, I thought') and his gunner training in Bexhill ('there was one drawback. No ammunition') to the landing at Algiers in 1943 ('I closed my eyes and faced the sun. I fell down a hatchway').

Filled with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Milliganese.

©2015 Spike Milligan (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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    ReadingWild 03/05/2016
    ReadingWild 03/05/2016 Member Since 2017

    Audio books have been an incredible discovery

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    I won these books as part of my school leavers achievement award - everybody asked for record tokens - back in 1984 and to hear these wise-cracking books read by their incredible author is just bliss, hearing him crack up at his own jokes is a delight and reminds me how much richer we were with a Spike around, brilliant.

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    M. Hunter 23/02/2016
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    "Brilliant!"

    Love the way Spike cracks up at his own reminiscences. Seeing as you're cracking up at the same time it feels like you're sharing the joke between you.

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    Tracey Melville 27/06/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "A touching but funny look WW2"

    One of favourite books of all time.
    touching with all the wit and charm of a true comedy genius.

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    Paul 30/05/2016
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    "It's war but not as we know it!"

    I've read the book, but actually listening to Spike brought it to life.
    There was only one Spike Milligan and this book gives you a great insight into his early life as a soldier. Full of Milligan wit, it also shows us his solemn side.
    Vivid memories come to life leaving you with a mental picture of his every move.
    How the hell did we win the war!

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    David L. Smith Wales UK 04/03/2016
    David L. Smith Wales UK 04/03/2016 Listener Since 2007
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    "Praise from a lifelong Goons fan"

    I was brought up with the Goons and am addicted to their humour. This audio book is just great.

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    "well done Spike"

    loved it read these books many years ago but its great to hear Spike read them

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    "Hilarious"

    There are moments when Spike is clearly reliving the experience and makes himself laugh too. BRILLIANT. Should be on the History syllabus.

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    "Great to hear his voice again!"

    He speaks a little too quickly at times but on the whole a very enjoyable account!

    Can't wait to hear the rest!

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    "Comic genius strikes again."

    What can be said about Spike? The founding father of postwar British Comedy is at his usual brilliant irreverent best. Can't dwait to listen to the next.

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    I loved the book but hearing it from spike just made it feel more real

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    "Beautiful Spike"

    How wonderful to have one of Spikes best known books read by himself. It can't get better than that. He wrote in a conversational style - his style, so to have him read it is a good match. He is my favourite nut of all, bar none.

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