Guy is such an easy character to follow. Although he does not go out of his way to upset anybody, disaster and folly head him off at every turn, and h..Show More »e doesn't even know it is happening to him. He seems to be the only sane character in this book. I loved it as it reminds me of my army days which looking back through this book now makes total sense. This book should be on every officer cadets reading list, might make them change careers before it is too late, or at least remind them that it has all happen before. Good story, great characters and Christian Rodska performance is superb. Evelyn Waugh's writing is up there with 'Brideshead Revisited'. Can not wait to read the next instalment in the series, 'Officer and Gentlemen'. Do yourself a favour and listen to this book.
Anyone who has had to go through the military would probably experience Guy's experiences even as Guy doesn't even know it is happening to him. He doe..Show More »s a decent job with other pulling his strings or using him for no intense purpose. He is a good man yet the powers that be contrive to direct him away from his best interest. The characters he meets are wonderful and interesting but don't seem to help him, even if he isn't after a payback or help. The one time he does become rather selfish, he is at peace, but this is soon broken as he is pulled back into a world that flippantly ignores his needs. I laughed and sighed reading this book but best of all I loved it. Worth the listen to but not on its own, listen to it as part of the series.
The narrator, new to me, is masterful. The book, which I didn't know, is good, bolstered by Waugh's brilliant prose. It is, though, the third book o..Show More »f a linked trilogy, the other two volumes of which aren't available on Audible. I was interested enough to want to read this book--published in the US as "Men at War"--and the first two volumes.