The book is packed with interesting stories and experiences, and they're very captivating at times. HOWEVER, it is so difficult to get beyond the horrible narration. The author/narrator has an extremely annoying tendency to talk in a loud whisper. Maybe he thinks it's dramatic, or maybe that's just how he talks in real like, but for a book's narration it's horrible. I had to constantly fool with the volume to understand him without blowing out my ears, and nearly gave up on the book several times.
An excellent book which is much more than just air combat. You get to see how medicine worked back then, how an individual came to terms with losing his legs, the subtle romance between him and his wife, and through it all is a terrific dry British humor and understatement. Ultimately, this book ended up being so much more than I thought it was.
Let me also mention the excellent narration. The volume was good and consistent, and the accents used really added a lot to the experience.
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