January 1991: IRAQ. Eight members of the SAS regiment embark upon a top-secret mission to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they are to sever a vital underground communication link and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO.
Each laden with 15 stones of equipment, they tab 20km across the desert to reach their objective. But within days, their location is compromised. After a fierce fire fight, they are forced into evasive action. Four men are captured. Three die. Only one escapes.
For the survivors, however, the worst ordeal is yet to come. Delivered to Baghdad, they are tortured with a savagery for which not even their intensive SAS training has prepared them.
Twenty years from its first publication, Bravo Two Zero still sets the gold standard for military memoirs. It is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: an action-packed chronicle of superhuman courage, endurance, and dark humour in the face of overwhelming odds.
©1993 Andy McNab (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
All I can say is this is a MUST listen to anyone interested in this type of book. The narration by Paul Thornley is fantastic.
I listened to this book over a few days on the way to work.
Haven't read the print version, so can't compare, but the unabridged audio did not disappoint
The closest comparison I can make to any audio book I've listened to is Keith Richards' autobiography. Different subject matter of course, but similar in that they are very well written accounts of people who have actually achieved incredible things (as opposed to your average lightweight celeb-ography)
Probably the bits near the beginning where they're stealing each others' equipment and have to be on guard for others pinching from them. It reminded me of my part of the NHS where we have hotdesking
How many people really have the balls to do this kind of stuff???
Recommended. If it wasn't a true story, you'd hardly believe some of it
Well structured and thought out book. An amazing story from a real hero.
Good choice of audio reader which made the book even more enjoyable.
Excellent covert Mission Described by 1 who was there & lived to tell the tail throughly enjoyed the book & how it was described
Andy seems like a tough cookie. The story gets pretty dark but he stays strong throughout.
The narrator let it down a bit, he reads the entire book like its a list with the same inflection on every sentence.
I have really enjoyed listening to this story .Paul the narrator is excellent and of course the story from mcnab it amazing.
If you like high based technical information about the art of warfare this is a dip in the ocean you will enjoy.
I actually at times had my heart racing as I listened to the segments that involved heavy armed fire or the torture.
Mcnab also heavy involves you in the more humain features of a sas solider trying to show you both soon sides of the man
I am now going to look at listening to immediate contact.
Knowing this actually happened makes it even more amazing
"Great read and wonderful performance. Real to life"
The fact that I could relate to it having a relative that is in the armed forces
The mail Character in the book
It kept me interested from start to finish.
If you like real to life stories that are military related, you will love this book!
The Narrator is rubbish, he read each sentence like a declaration... VERY disappointing - ruined the book for me and I couldn't concentrate on anything but the narration. Too bad Andy didn't narrate the account himself, because this is an EXCELLENT read!
awesome audio book. the paper back was just as good. A real observation of how war really is compared to misconceptions put forward by those less Informed.
"Exceptional story and brilliant narration"
The accounts are incredibly well detailed and gripping. Truly one of the best audio books I have experienced regardless of genre. Paul Thornley's performance is wonderfully engaging and I found myself wanting him to just keep talking. One of the very few books I wished would not end.
"Give it a go!"
Great book! Incredible story of survival! You won't believe what he endured!
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