Watching War Films with My Dad
- Narrated by: Al Murray
- Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 28-11-2013
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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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By Matt on 19-02-2015
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By John Bedder on 08-02-2018
Listening to Al Murry with my Dad.
Describing this book as simply a memoir doesn’t do it justice. It is part memoir, part biography, part autobiography, and part history book (with a bit or travel guide near the end). A well written, exceptionally well read and thoughtful work.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful