• Congo Warriors

  • By: Mike Hoare
  • Narrated by: Mike Hoare
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-14-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (20 ratings)

Regular price: $5.25

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Publisher's Summary

Col. Mike Hoare's favorite book consisting of 21 short stories, giving new insight into the minds and hearts of the adventurers who became mercenary soldiers. It captures the spirit of mercenary soldiering.
©1991 Mike Hoare (P)2012 Mike Hoare
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Critic Reviews

"...Hoare, the legendary mercenary commander of Congo fame...does not fit the popular image of the mercenary who will fight for - or against - anyone for money.... In a concise, graphic way, he gives a feeling and flavour to the mercenary soldier that few others ever have...." (Peter Worthington, Editor, Ottawa Sun)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. on 08-02-17

Superb stories from a little known conflict.unlike

Where does Congo Warriors rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Unlike most of the books I listen to this one is a compendium of individual stories; thus making it difficult to rank as it is a ery different type of book. Nevertheless it is. Well done giving the flovor of the war in the Congo and the horrors of African War.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The US soldier who took leave to go to the Congo and find a girl.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it is broken into vignettes and while I listened to several at a sitting the entirety would have been overwhelming.

Any additional comments?

Well worth listening stening to.

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4 out of 5 stars
By James on 04-30-17

Never judge a book by it's cover (price)

Having spent more years in Africa than elsewhere and currently residing in Lagos, I am always fascinated by Africas evolution. This is a remarkably entertaining and informative listen. Not only was Colonel Hoare an accomplished military commander this book and his other self authored books demonstrate he could have had a successful career as a writer and/or voice actor.
I'm surprised the final story alone, the recovery of the female missionary Doctor, hasn't been noticed by the movie industry.
I have also read the excellent Sechelles Affair and plan to proceed to Congo Mercenaries which I recently downloaded.

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5 out of 5 stars
By D. J. C on 03-26-17

Rare insight into the life of a mercenary soldier

Written and read by author. Very absorbing and interesting. Fascinating individual with very varied life.

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