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Seven Troop

In 1983 Andy McNab joined SAS B Squadron, otherwise known as Seven Troop. This is Andy McNab's gripping account of the time he served in Seven Troop - from the day he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day he handed in his beret and started a new life. Never-before-revealed operations and heartbreaking human stories combine in his thrilling true story.
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In 1983 Andy McNab joined SAS B Squadron, otherwise known as Seven Troop. This is Andy McNab's gripping account of the time he served in Seven Troop - from the day he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day he handed in his beret and started a new life. Never-before-revealed operations and heartbreaking human stories combine in his thrilling true story.

©2008 Andy McNab; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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    Tim reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom 13/10/2010
    Tim reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom 13/10/2010
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    "Not all blood and guts"

    Andy McNab's latest book has been a tough one to get through. Don't get me wrong, it's a page turner, but by the end I feel I should be writing to Whitehall and ranting about the post service lives of Britaind elete soliders.

    McNab paints a picture of heroic daring do - real no nonsence fighting men who willingly give life and limb for Queen and Country, and how when they leave the Regiment many can't cope.

    Suicide, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder seem to be everyday to these guys.

    I can only agree with McNab that if we as a nation ask these men to die for us then we should be there to help them live a real and full life after their service.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom 07/10/2010
    Ian Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom 07/10/2010
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    "Enjoyable but a couple of minor faults"

    I enjoy McNab books. Readers of his work will know that some books are definitely better than others. There is no getting away from that. This is a good factual account of his entry into the SAS and his experiences in this elite regiment.

    However, there are far too many chapters. Every few minutes and I mean minutes, you hear Chapter 55, Chapter 56 etc etc? I am still on the second part and this is very annoying.

    Some of the accents also grate - awful - one sounds like one of the Gallagher brothers on slow. Overall, the narrator does well but I am afraid there are failings. I would still recommend it but, to be frank, my small criticisms do interfere with the enjoyment. How many chapters does a book need?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Manthorpe sussex 25/11/2009
    D. Manthorpe sussex 25/11/2009

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    "so far so good"

    Half way through the second audio book I have ever had, and I just had to let you know. This is good, gritty, well paced stuff. The Narration is near perfect and I just do not want it to end. I nearly did the whole crying in the rain bit on my walk home while listening to the Northern Ireland Section. what a life...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Glynn basingstoke, hampshire, United Kingdom 17/10/2009
    Glynn basingstoke, hampshire, United Kingdom 17/10/2009 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent"

    Well don't expect any real insight into actual operations, I am certain he got involved in alot more! But if you want an insight into the absolute trust and comradeship between people and the bond between guys who depend on each other to survive, when it goes right and when it goes tits up then you will find this a book that you can't put down. I read it in one go. Excellent epilogue as well A++++

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    m Birmingham, United Kingdom 13/01/2014
    m Birmingham, United Kingdom 13/01/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Surprisingly good"
    What did you like most about Seven Troop?

    I thought this might be like a long winded version of Bravo Two Zero but it's not, this is a deep thought provoking insight into Andy's earlier years & relates a fascinating view of what it is like for a new SAS trooper, newly badged & slowly earning the respect & friendship of his piers. The book also goes into the lives & troubles of other SAS members & shows us that even these guys are not immune to the stresses of life & are not the robotic killing machines some people believe they are. Highly recommended !!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seven Troop?

    The absolute waste of talent & massive loss to the world of the suicides of Nish & Frank


    Which character – as performed by Paul Thornley – was your favourite?

    Nish


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    Mr. S. Ricketts Lonon, England 02/12/2013
    Mr. S. Ricketts Lonon, England 02/12/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "A great insight"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend especially if like me they have an interest in the military


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way that the banter between the different members carries over both in the book and the performance of Paul Thornley.

    It pervades the light heartedness that occurs in what was at times very high stress situations.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the book, in which Andy McNab talks about the comparisons between modern soldiers duties and stress and those in previous wars, the first time I heard it reduced me to tears.

    You realise that regular soldiers are now doing the jobs previously down by special forces everyday in places like Afghanistan and the problems this brings about in their personal lives.


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    Rose watford, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Rose watford, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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    "seven troop"

    I love most andy mcnabs books but i did not like this book as much, the content was ok the book stayed to the truth but i did not find the book as exiting than most of his other books. I love to hear paul thornley read books he reads with expreshion and you can hear the fun in his voice when the book needs it but he can be serious when he has to,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nic Castle UK 23/12/2012
    Nic Castle UK 23/12/2012

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    "Good Read"

    It is a good read, but seems to cover parts of mcnabbs life that he has covered in his previous book.

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    s Chiswick, United Kingdom 06/12/2012
    s Chiswick, United Kingdom 06/12/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Sorry, didn't do it for me"

    Not sure if it was the simplicity of the writing or the slightly camp narration. I was expecting something more gripping than this. Not enough to get your teeth into in my opinion. Sorry.

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    Ken YorkUnited Kingdom 04/03/2011
    Ken YorkUnited Kingdom 04/03/2011 Member Since 2010
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    "Warts and All"

    It was not until I was well into Seven Troop by Andy McNab that I realised that this was a true account of his life, I initially thought I was reading a fictional account of the life of a man from poor beginnings, entering the army where he found he ?belonged? and became his family, of this mans friends and colleagues and the adventures he and they had. It was not until I realised that this was an autobiography the impact really hit me. Yes these were real men in a real world where ?s***? happens. Not for the faint hearted, Andy pulls no punches when letting you know how the system can brutalise some of England's finest. If like me, other listeners on finishing this audio book will go out an buy one of those wrist bands that say ?Help for Heroes? you put ?10 in the box even though it says only ?1 and wear them with pride for ?our boy? that serve their country doing a task that frankly we don?t really want to know the details of but Andy McNab?s Seven Troop tells it warts and all.

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    "Better than fiction"

    The narrator gave this book an excellent degree of authenticity. The book was very disturbing and thought provoking. I have not read any of McNab's fictional titles, but this non fiction book gives a disturbing insight into the way that the real characters in the SAS are affected by the rigors of their profession. Well written and brilliantly narrated.

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