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This is a memoir, and thus is not much of a "story". It mentions people and places unknown to the listener. Given this, it provides a fascinating window for those of us with a serious interest in the life and times of the people who lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A must for any First World War enthusiast. This book covers the campaigns in Egypt and Palestine in an informative and entertaining way. Although nominally about a single battalion, it's experiences and the first-hand accounts of it's members equally apply to the army as a whole.
I think the book is well read, but I can see how the narrator could be an acquired taste, so I'd advise listening to the preview first.
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Must agree with the other reviewer about the narrator.Early into the book he mentions the battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat at Le Cateau.Unfortunately he calls it Le Chateau which immediately puts me off as its obvious he does not know much about WW1,as any amateur historian who wants to listen to this book is listening out for every detail as it is very in depth (and these were pivotal battles of the war). as you would expect as it is written by a senior officer.It would be really nice if this type of book was read by a real expert.Listen to the war stories read by the late historian Richard Holmes and hear the difference between someone who really knows and enjoys his subject and someone who is just doing a job of reading.