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  • My Part in His Downfall
  • Written by: Spike Milligan
  • Narrated by: Spike Milligan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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Written by: Spike Milligan
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, written and read by Spike Milligan. 

At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked 'This is your enemy'. I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train.... 

In this, the first of Spike Milligan's uproarious recollections of life in the army, our hero takes us from the outbreak of war in 1939 ('it must have been something we said') through his attempts to avoid enlistment ('time for my appendicitis, I thought') and his gunner training in Bexhill ('there was one drawback. No ammunition') to the landing at Algiers in 1943 ('I closed my eyes and faced the sun. I fell down a hatchway'). 

Filled with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Milliganese. 

©2015 Spike Milligan (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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Hilarious

A day in the life of a goon soldier. Spike was the best narrator too

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  • Greg
  • 2017-08-17

Beautiful Spike

How wonderful to have one of Spikes best known books read by himself. It can't get better than that. He wrote in a conversational style - his style, so to have him read it is a good match. He is my favourite nut of all, bar none.

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  • Caroline P. Usher
  • 2022-02-17

Brilliant

Great storytelling of his time in the army, up until his arrival in North Africa and the real war.

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  • Nedieh Red Nav
  • 2018-07-04

Typical Spike funny

Full of little word plays and laughs. Quite funny but spoken too quickly by Spike.

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  • richard
  • 2022-04-20

An absolute classic

Normal life described in an extraordinary way. Truth is stranger than fiction. The fact Spike is narrating his own experiences makes it all the more special. He knows what’s coming and starts to giggle. A real life Flashman, living for the moment and life’s simple pleasures - women, wine, music and good company.