The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars [Audiobook] download free by Patrick Hennessey

The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars Audiobook download free by Patrick Hennessey
  • Listen audiobook: The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars
  • Author: Patrick Hennessey
  • Release date: 2010/10/24
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780141039268
  • Rating: 7.41 of 10
  • Votes: 633
  • Review by: Elora Wendt
  • Review rating: 9.32 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/23
  • Duration: 4H31M59S in 256 kbps (73.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-10
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, MPEG-4 DST, FLAC, MPEG4, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4 ALS (compression TAR.BZ, ZIP, AZW4, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 368
  • Includes a PDF summary of 33 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 22M10S (6.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Patrick Hennessey's The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a lucid, witty account of all the horror, boredom and exhilaration of war. Patrick Hennessey is pretty much like any other member of Generation X: he spent the first half of the noughties reading books at university, going out, listening to early-90s house on his iPod and watching war films. He also, as an officer in the Grenadier guards, fought in some of the most violent combat the British army has seen in decades. Telling the story of how a modern soldier is made, from the testosterone-heavy breeding ground of Sandhurst to the nightmare of Iraq and Afghanistan, The Junior Officers' Reading Club is already being hailed as a modern classic. 'Soldiers who can write are as rare as writers who can strip down a machinegun in 40 seconds' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times 'An extraordinary memoir ... Hennessey has a reporter's eye for detail and a soldier's nose for bullshit' John Shirley, Guardian 'High tempo, full-on, honest and revealing' Patrick Bishop, Evening Standard 'The most accomplished work of military witness to emerge from British war-fighting since 1945' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Remarkable ... conveys vividly what it's like to experience combat' Jeremy Paxman, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year Patrick Hennessey (b. 1982) joined the Army in January 2004, undertaking officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was awarded the Queen's Medal and commissioned into The Grenadier Guards. He served as a Platoon Commander and later Company Operations Officer from the end of 2004 to early 2009 in the Balkans, Africa, South East Asia and the Falkland Islands and on operational tours to Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2007, where he became the youngest Captain in the Army and was commended for gallantry.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Afghan War, Iraq War, Memoirs, Military Life & Institutions
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x21mm
  • Weight: 269g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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