My Early Life: A Roving Commission
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2010
Duration: 12 hours 40 minutes
This is the story of the first twenty-five years of Mr. Churchill's life, up to the point where his unique parliamentary career was just beginning. From childhood and his apprentice days at Harrow and Sandhurst we follow him on active service to Cuba, the Northwest frontier of India, Omdurman and the Boer War (including the historic story of his escape from captivity), while in the background are his early adventures in politics and literature.
"I have tried, in each part of the quarter-century in which this tale lies, to show the point of view appropriate to my years, whether as a child, a schoolboy, a cadet, a subaltern, a war-correspondent or a youthful politician....When I survey this work as a whole I find I have drawn a picture of a vanished age." —from the author's Preface
"Narrator Frederick Davidson employs a slight Churchillian drawl, making this one of the most completely satisfying programs in years." —Library Journal