• Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (512 ratings)

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Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

By: Andy McNab
Narrated by: Paul Thornley
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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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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!

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Legend Worthy SAS story

Great real life story of a legend worthy SAS operation. First half of the book is especially gripping. The second half while important to the story was a little long for me. This didn’t stop my overall enjoyment but Important to note while not giving the story away. I read the book when it first came out, but the audible version works well and is easy to listen to.

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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!

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Great account of service

I enjoyed this book and his afterward and Q&A content. All of this written material brought the scope of Andy’s service to others.

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if you want to know what war is

This book is a retelling of the events, that the author himself participated in- i Iraq for the British special forces sas. Especially the honesty of the author impressed me. Whether he is naming feelings or doubts og telling us about thought processes that led to a certain decision it is breathtaking to be on the "inside" of this operation. mcnab is a formidable writer - both of fiction and this non fiction

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Even better in audible.

I read this book probably 20 years ago as a young teenage boy, probably 14 or 15. I joined the US Marines at 19 and served in Iraq. I have a strong appreciation for what these guys went through and really enjoyed this book.

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excellent, better than the movie

excellent- better than the movie and even the book. I really enjoyed the additional content at the end.

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Horrible accent

As an American lost 20 percent of content. Gave up after 10 minutes. Waste of money.

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Addicting

This story is so addicting it brought me to investigating other military books. This was so compelling it changed my thoughts about military biographies.

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It's amazing what a human body can endure.

It is even more amazing what a well-trained psyche can stand and cope with. This story is told in selfperspective by the author and gives us a perspective on hardships and wars. Fantastic story that takes you from a tough but easy going existence through hell and kicks out the devil for being too messy, and then back home.

The book touches your feelings right down to the soul. Andy Mcnab and his lads is one hell of a bunch who has the ability to overcome the most desperate of situations with training, intelligence and pure will.

In short: listen to it, it was a blast.

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  • Jason
  • 11-29-16

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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  • Chally
  • 02-01-14

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.

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  • Phil scott
  • 07-04-17

BTZ

I first tried reading this book when I was 10 years old as I was so young I never finished it. After serving in the Royal Navy and taking part in the latest gulf conflict I can appreciate some of the story that was told but not the horrific tales of what these brave souls went through.
The last 40 mins brought it home for me what a fantastic book and a great credit to the guys and girls in our armed forces.

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  • nick
  • 11-19-16

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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  • Blair Milligan
  • 06-26-17

Can't stop listening again

I've listened to this about 5 times. It's brilliant and gives a grim insight into being captured.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-20

Don't agree politically but very compelling story

As title says, I don't agree politically and only engaged with the book at a 'human' level, as the story of a group of people struggling to survive and persevere in hellish circumstances. Taken as such, the book is excellent. The level of detail the author recalls is quite extraordinary, and the story is thrilling, harrowing, and inspiring.

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  • Trevor Cantwell
  • 06-24-20

amazing

so much detail had me gripped from the beginning just shows what these boys have to do hats off to them

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  • Lyndon jones
  • 01-28-20

Voice

I love the book and read it the day it came as I’d served in the first Gulf War but the readers voice is so annoying it puts you off.

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  • NicBe
  • 02-03-18

narrator was flat at times

the narrator was flat which may have impacted on the story content. it is what it is bit left me feeling sceptical about how honest the story was as well as wanting to know what was not shared.

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  • Hewy.j
  • 10-15-16

Good insight into military operation

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.

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  • Wayne Cunningham
  • 11-26-17

a great story of heroism

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A truely inspirational story highlighting what troops are put through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-21

Book is better than audio

I read this book many years ago and was hooked, I couldn't put it down! I expected the same from the audio version but was left disappointed. The narration is sub par and the story also doesn't seem to go into enough detail. Not worth the listen in my opinion

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  • Charlie
  • 11-10-20

Awe inspiring

I cannot think of a more interesting book; a true story of heroism and survival against the odds.

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  • Jo
  • 12-18-19

Great story (but Mark the KIWI!??)

An incredible story of resilience and courage. The narrator thinks Kiwis are the same thing as Aussies because that's how he voiced Mark the Kiwi. Really got my goat. Kiwis are no more Aussie than Canadians are American. We're not even the same country! Jeez! Marked the performance down for that.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-23-19

Unique telling.

I loved this rendition, and proud that someone as well known as Mr McNab highlights the struggles of our serving forces.
Very well written and narrated.

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  • Aquiverof
  • 05-29-16

No Review Required

What did you like most about Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition?

The gritty detail of the mission.

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

Task Force Black.
Mission oriented narrative that keeps you reading.

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

Of course it's Andy.

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

Yes, but it refrained because i need it to last a couple of drives.

Any additional comments?

The book is so popular that a review is not required but i did it anyway. Just get it.

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  • Ricky pattinson
  • 06-24-20

amazing story

amazing story and true testimate to the humans mind and spirit to go on in the face if true adversity

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-20

best book so far

absolutely love it just kept me wanting more? great story brilliantly read highly recommended book

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  • Chris Doyle
  • 11-12-19

Andy you bloody legend.

Well written and narrated. It had me on the edge of my seat throughout. Thank you for your service.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-19

An amazing story

These SAS blokes aren’t elite.... They are ultra elite. I couldn’t even imagine going through what they did. WOW is all I can say.