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.
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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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.
Written and read by author. Very absorbing and interesting. Fascinating individual with very varied life.
its mostly about the shenanigans mercenaries got up to before the congo turned into a total 5h1t show. Considering the subject matter it is very light. Mike Hoare seems like a decent enough guy considering. He has old timey sensibilities- for example he cared more about the proper etiquette when hunting buffalo with machine gun than he did for the lives of his porters- but the man has stories worth telling.
it wont take too long to get through this. definitely worth a go for the price.