Well, I got a pleasant surprise earlier this week when I was looking for Kindle books on the Congo Conflict and noticed that there was an audiobook of one of “Mad” Mike Hoare’s books. After checking a little further, I found that not only was the audiobook was an unabridged version, but it was read by “Mad” Mike himself! Then the topping on the cake is that there is a total of six unabridged audiobooks read by Mike Hoare. I have ordered four of the five, but have not listened to them yet. I am not too sure how he will sound as he is 92 or 93 now and I am guessing that he only did this a couple of years ago at most.
Anyway, if you can get Amazon’s (US) sister company, Audible.com, you can download them at a fairly reason price at $4.95 each. I am not sure if you can get them outside of the US, but I bet so.
The audiobooks available are listed below with a brief description from the Amazon site:
Congo Mercenary A book in which the author, Colonel Mike Hoare, tells of his part as a mercenary in the armed rebellion in the Congo in 1964. The book is intended as an accurate account of the military response to the rebellion.
The Road to Kalamata - Col. Mike Hoare describes how his 4 Commando supported Moise Tshombe's breakaway state of Katanga against both the UN forces, and the Baluba tribesmen who used poison arrows, pit traps, marijuana, spells, jungle drums...and even reported to ritual torture and cannibalism.
Happy reading, …err…listening!