Goodbye Soldier
Spike Milligan

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Narrated By: Spike Milligan

Duration: 8 hours and 28 minutes

What to expect

Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies.

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Goodbye Soldier, written and read by Spike Milligan.

'My namer is Maria Antonoinetta Fontana, but everyone call me Toni.''I'm Spike,' sometimes known as stop thief or hey you.'Yeser, I know.'

The sixth volume of Spike Milligan's off-the-wall account of his part in World War Two sees our hero doing very little soldiering. Because it's 1946. Rather, he is now part of the Bill Hall Trio - a 'Combined Services Entertainment' inflicted on unsuspecting soldiers across Italy and Austria - and is largely preoccupied with the unbearably beautiful ballerina, Ms Toni Fontana ('Arghhhhhhhhh!). But he must enjoy it while he can before he is demobbed and sent home to Catford - so he does ...

Genre

Memoirs, Humour, Second World War, Modern warfare, Autobiography: general, Autobiography: arts and entertainment, Autobiography: historical, political and military

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