Regular price: £0.00

In Basket

Summary

Abandoned on the steps of Guy’s Hospital and placed in a housing estate in East London, Andy McNab tells of a troubled upbringing. Now a successful author and former Special Air Service sergeant, he joins us to discuss the success of Bravo Two Zero and the release of his latest audiobook, Street Soldier.

Despite having authored three best-selling novels, Andy talks about a fragmented and lacklustre education which rendered him illiterate until the age of 16. Following a stint in a juvenile detention centre, Andy was recruited into the Infantry Junior Leader’s Battalion - a move which he refers to as life-changing. Feeling for the first time in his life like he’d become part of a collective, Andy describes how he altered the course of his life by attending the Army Education Centre. 

Following eight years in the infantry, Andy went on to have a 10 year career in the Special Air Service and has been awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal for services to his country. His experiences have been captured with infinite detail in his books. In this exclusive interview, he tells us more about how he learnt the craft of writing by doing, slowly introducing more and more atmosphere and feeling into his work.

Street Soldier is aimed at young adults and introduces the unique character of Sean Harker. Much like his author, Sean seeks to escape the confines of his upbringing by enrolling in the British Army, but unlike Andy, he focuses his attention on the competing gangs of London.

Listen to Street Soldier here.
©2016 Audible, Ltd. (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    84
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    73
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    71
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A quick and insightful inteoduction

The elusive Andy Mcnab in the dark & in person. Giving a brief introduction and a account of his rise to fame as a award winning author.
Sharing a little of his youth and how he came to be in the army, what drove him to sign-up and how he a opportunity to write about his time in the army presented itself at a fork road at the end of his prestigious army career.
Compelling chpt1 and wanting more. Real personality and passion as always.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great to hear from Andy himself

Love the extra insight from Andy. I've enjoyed his books and this was an enjoyable listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Jen
  • London
  • 10-07-18

Very fictional sounding if you ask me

Gawd bless im, Andy finks es a righter! Can't call the bloke a liar but

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must listen for any Andy Mcnab fan.

After listening to this interview I cannot help but feel Andy should have narrated all of his own audio books especially with that south east london accent, I feel it always adds more realism when the author is telling the story. The good pychopaths guide to success and Seven Troop are both good examples

That said Paul Thornleys narration certainly does not disappoint, he also delivers the audio and story very well.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

very insightful

I very much enjoyed this short biography of author and former SAS soldier Andy McNab.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Meet the author.

It was good to hear from Andy McNab, an author who has had such a full life and can adapt his knowledge and experience to produce fiction novels which enable readers to have a taste of the more dangerous side of life.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Alec
  • Hampshire
  • 02-01-17

McNab - True Story

Andy McNab speaking truthfully and revealing the man behind the books. I thought it was good and is worth a few minutes of anybody's time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

insightful

I would really enjoy sitting and listening to Andy McNab for hours, he is someone to aspire to...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

two thumbs up two thumbs up

very interesting an interview with an active psychopath that seems very next door boy the interviewer was I found quite unlikeable

0 of 1 people found this review helpful