Immediate Action

  • by Andy McNab
  • Narrated by Paul Thornley
  • 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Immediate Action is a no-holds-barred account of an extraordinary life, from the day Andy McNab was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the day he went to fight in the Gulf War.
As a delinquent youth he kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS Regiment he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years - on five continents.
Recounting with grim humour and in riveting, often horrifying, detail his activities in the world's most highly trained and efficient Special Forces unit, McNab sweeps us into a world of surveillance and intelligence-gathering, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue.
There are casualties: the best men are so often the first to be killed, because they are in front.
By turns chilling, astonishing, violent, funny and moving, this blistering first-hand account of life at the forward edge of battle confirms Andy McNab's standing in the front rank of writers on modern war.


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Customer Reviews

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What disappointed you about Immediate Action?

I was very much looking forward to read about life in the SAS however I was very disappointed with this book. I can best summarise it as follows - first bit interesting and from then on waffle, waffle, padding, padding, waffle, waffle, padding, padding.

Would you ever listen to anything by Andy McNab again?

Nope .....

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- Mr Robert W Paynter

Britz sure have a lot of colorful language

McNabb writes a very thrilling account of what it is to serve in the regiment (special airborne services). From selection to training to operational events across the water, the reader learns to appreciate how incredibly capable and courageous the soldiers are. The book is a bit long but a good read.
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- Erl Gould Purnell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks