It's 1940, and the British Expeditionary Force is caught ill prepared for the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg and its deadly panzers. Caught in the desperate retreat to Dunkirk, Tom Harsker, son of a World War One ace, discovers that he is a natural soldier. Escaping to England and with complete disaster narrowly averted, Tom is selected to join the newly formed Commandos. With Britain standing alone and the seemingly inexorable German forces massing across the Channel for invasion, Tom and his fellow Commandos must battle against all odds in daring raids to buy precious time.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Good pace of reading and clear diction, however the story was rather spoiled by the "wooden" narration of the speech taking place within the story it is as if it were being read by a non English speaker with no true understanding of spoken English and how working conversations take place between colleagues. Very strange really because the Lancashire dialect and also the Scots was pretty good. It may be that it was narrated with a foreign speaking audience in mind.
What did you like best about this story?
The action scene depiction is pretty fair even if it does appear to be rather unlikely
Would you be willing to try another one of Antony Ferguson’s performances?
Not with this style of narration, I found it to be rather annoying, tending to spoil the story.
Do you think Commando needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Yes, a "boys own" style but gripping none the less. I will be looking for any follow-up.