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Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook

Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Chally 01/02/2014
    Chally 01/02/2014
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    "Even Better Than The Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition to, and why?

    Seven Troop


    What about Paul Thornley’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book over a few days on the way to work.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RWL 14/12/2015
    RWL 14/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Worthy of being called a "Classic""
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version, so can't compare, but the unabridged audio did not disappoint


    What other book might you compare Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition to, and why?

    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)


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How many people really have the balls to do this kind of stuff???


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended. If it wasn't a true story, you'd hardly believe some of it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Williams 08/10/2015
    Ray Williams 08/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent book. Highly recommend."

    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.

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    Alex 29/07/2015
    Alex 29/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping"

    A great listen, couldn't put it down/stop listening Well worth it and very well read

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    chrisjenkins 07/07/2015
    chrisjenkins 07/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent covert SAS Mission described by 1 who was there"

    Excellent covert Mission Described by 1 who was there & lived to tell the tail throughly enjoyed the book & how it was described

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    pete 24/05/2015
    pete 24/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "finger biting"

    a incredibly m incredible personal detailed account of an heroic effort they performed during a time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matsumoto 23/05/2015
    Matsumoto 23/05/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "For SAS fans"

    A good listen, with a good performance. The classic story is a genuinely entertaining account of the famous mission.

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    Jason 29/11/2016
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    "Captivating Story of Human Endurance"

    So glad to have finally got round to this (audio)book. The narrator was perfect for the characters (although took 5-10 minutes to get used to his voice...persevere). This true story is enthralling and everyone can draw inspiration and learnings for their own life.

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    Amazon Customer 19/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripped."

    Read the book years ago this expands more on the other details of what happened after etc. brilliantly read compulsive listening thank you.

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    Kindle Customer 08/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping stuff!"

    Read this about 10 years ago and bought the audio version recently for a trip down memory lane, having forgotten most of the detail. What I did remember was that this was an epic tale. That remains true. Highly recommended.

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    "excellent story of will to survive"

    amazing story, good performance by narrator, must listen too, shows the dark side of humanity

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  • AndrewLen
    Victoria, Australia
    01/08/16
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    "Great read and wonderful performance. Real to life"
    What made the experience of listening to Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition the most enjoyable?

    The fact that I could relate to it having a relative that is in the armed forces


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

    The mail Character in the book


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept me interested from start to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like real to life stories that are military related, you will love this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DashboardSaint
    20/06/16
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    "Terrible Narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Thornley’s performances?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    17/05/16
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    "great 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • william goggans
    01/07/14
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    "Give it a go!"
    Where does Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book! Incredible story of survival! You won't believe what he endured!


    What other book might you compare Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition to and why?

    House to house


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

    Iraqi colonel


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Compromised!


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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