Congo Mercenary

  • by Mike Hoare
  • Narrated by Mike Hoare
  • 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Col. Mike Hoare tells how his force of mercenaries, 5 Commando, put down a Comunist-backed rebel uprising in the Congo. As they restored law and order, town by town, he and his men freed 1,800 nuns and priests. His men also learned what it means to be real soldiers.


What the Critics Say

"This well-written and well-illustrated book gives an accurate and useful account of the military response to the [Congolese] rebellion." (The Daily Telegraph)


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Customer Reviews

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War in the Congo

Interesting listen for those with an interest in the African Brush Wars of the 60s. The book covered a lot of ground and was often a little light on operational specifics. But, that very well could have been because there were few operational specifics. Narrated by Colonel Hoare himself (Irish with a bit of Afrikaans thrown in) which made clarity a challenge.

Africa was high adventure for those participating.
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- Jugg


Great account of the rebel war. Really enjoyed it.
A great introduction of how Mobutu came into power as well.
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- Erick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-14-2012
  • Publisher: St. Edmundsbury Press