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Newly revised and available in audio, this is the unforgettable chronicle of Rusty Firmin’s combat experiences - a fascinating and intimate portrayal of what it was like to be part of the world's most respected special operations force.  

From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial military special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive and mysterious unit, whose operations and internal structures are hidden from the public eye. Now, one of its longest-serving veterans offers a glimpse into the shadowy world of the SAS. Rusty Firmin spent an incredible 15 years with 'The Regiment' and was a key figure in the assault of the Iranian Embassy in London in May 1980.

©2016 Rusty Firmin (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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WHAT A LOAD OF SELF LOATHING GUFF

I am a fan of Military memoirs. But some are just a vehicle for the author to bemoan about or (‘Set the record straight’) about fellow servicemen and or authors.
This man certainly falls into that category.
The whole undertone is of him being ‘hard done by’
The story is unremarkable, the narration is appalling.
And there seems to be no discernible ark to his anecdotes.
Do yourself a favour and buy ‘Seven troop’ or
‘The Operator’. Brilliantly compelling, funny and action packed military memoirs that do not make you feel like you listened to a boring, bitter, drunk for 8 hours
and live with the knowledge that you will never recoup that time.

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Not the best SAS Book

The story was laboured!
The narrator makes the author sound bitter!
well worth avoiding .

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good listen

a very good insite to the army and the regiment and also a very interesting life story

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awful narration

if this was read by someone different It could of been good unfortunately it wasn't, turned it off after 2 chapters

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A Great Listen into a Different World

A view into a world the public rarely sees and an insight into what happens 99% of the time when the cameras are not on.

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Great book and insight

Really good book, thanks Rusty for sharing your story of SAS life. Such a shame how you were treated towards the end. Life goes on

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An interesting listen.

Good to hear something a bit different from someone who was really there. Good read

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Not the best story I have listened to

It is an OK book but it lacked something I found it difficult to keep track on the story and felt like it jumped around a bit.

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Funny as F**k

How such a serious job can be so funny is beyond me. From start to finish Rusty has had an unbelievable life.

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Simply the best

I’m a complete sas nut and this audiobook is sensational had me gripped from start until finish thank you rusty

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  • 17-05-21

Great story

As a former US Army Ranger, I highly recommend this book written by a true hero of the British SAS. Great insights on his experiences.