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Publication Order of Nick Stone Books

Publication Order of Street Soldier Books

Publication Order of Boy Soldier Books

with Robert Rigby

Publication Order of DropZone Books

Publication Order of War Torn Books

Publication Order of Liam Scott Books

Publication Order of Nathan Pike Books

Publication Order of Tom Buckingham Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Battlefield 3: The Russian (With: Peter Grimsdale) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whatever It Takes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Grey Man (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abdullah and His Grandfather (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Night Another Soldier (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angry Sam & The Steaming Treasure (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
On The Rock (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Childrens Books

My Mom Is A Spy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Bravo Two Zero (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immediate Action (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Troop (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spoken From The Front (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Today Everything Changes (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success (With: Kevin Dutton) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sorted! (With: Kevin Dutton) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunt (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Get Me Out of Here Books

with Phil Earle
Get Me Out of Here! (With: Phil Earle) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Broke the Internet (With: Phil Earle) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Anniversary(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Andy McNab Biography:

It is sad when young mothers abandon their newborns, but amazing what great people they can become. Andy McNab, born December 28, 1959, was left on steps of a hospital in Southwark, London, cradled in a shopping bag from Harrods.

This beginning seemed to have a very negative impact on his life. McNab became a high school drop-out, never having performed particularly well in school. He worked odd jobs, usually for people he knew, switching occupations often. Soon, McNab turned to a life of petty crime, performing several burglaries, and was finally arrested for one of his crimes in 1976.

Being arrested must have given McNab time to reflect over his life, because it was after that time that he decided to start a military career. This too did not come easy to him. McNab failed the entry test for joining the British Army as a pilot. Nevertheless, he managed to become an enlisted member of the proud Royal Green Jackets by the tender age of sixteen.

The army career of Andy McNab seemed to overshadow all of his past failures in life. Although once a criminal, he became a key member of the military. McNab was stationed in South Armagh of Northern Ireland during the years 1977 to 1978. By 1979 he was promoted to the position of Lance Corporal.

It was during his stay in Armagh that he was forced to take the life of another just to stay alive, although some reports claim the man was only wounded after being shot by McNab and that he had died from being shot again later that same day.

Nevertheless, this success is what helped him earn a promotion and be awarded with a Military Medal. Having served as a Royal Green Jackets member for eight years, McNab was selected for SAS in 1982. He failed testing yet again but managed to pass in 1984. It was there that he served with Charles Bruce QGM; a man McNab calls one of his heroes.

McNab served in his position with B Squadron on the Air Troop of SAS for 10 years. During this time he worked in several covert operations, as well as some overt ones. His work included operations in counter terrorism and drugs within the Far East, Middle East, Northern Ireland, as well as Central and South America.

McNab also became a specialist in several related skills, such as prime target elimination and covert surveillance. He even served in the infamous First Gulf War where he took leadership of Bravo Two Zero.

This was an SAS patrol team of eight men that had the special task of breaking the line of communication between northwest Iraq and Baghdad. The team was compromised soon after being deposited into Iraq and was forced to flee towards Syria on foot.

Unfortunately, four members of the team were later captured, including McNab. Three of them were killed and only one escaped. During this time, McNab became severally injured. He was later freed and spent six months receiving medical treatment.

In 1993, McNab left SAS as a highly decorated soldier. His time in military service is what inspired McNab to become an author. He has written several books based on high experiences and is now one of Britain’s bestselling authors, having been registered officially by Nielsen BookScan.

McNab’s intricate knowledge when it comes to what a special forces soldier experiences is what has allowed him to create detailed storied that leave readers on the edge. However, as the work done in SAS is extremely sensitive and there just might be a few terrorist organizations around the world that would still enjoy capturing him, all of the works McNab creates must be first cleared by Britain’s Ministry of Defense and he himself hides away from the public, never revealing his face, current location, or true identity.

McNab has written several books for charity through Quick Reads. Many of the books are available in audio versions, released by BBC raw. Some of the titles and series written by McNab include Men at War, Dropzone, The New Recruit, Tom Buckingham, and Battlefield 3.

His nonfiction titles include Bravo Two Zero, named after the team he commanded, and Immediate Action, along with two others. The list of fiction books by McNab cover more than 30 titles, covering both his audio book titles as well as those in print. Having began as a writer back in 1993, McNab has continued to release new stories at a rate of at least one a year for the past decade. His latest book is projected to be released in October of 2013 and is titled Silencer.

Exploring Books by McNab:

Although Immediate Action is a nonfiction title, it is the story of a life far from ordinary. The book is about the live of McNab, covering his being found on the hospital steps to his going off to serve in the First Gulf War. It tells about his life as a societal outcast and deviant youth who could never stay far from trouble. Through the pages of the book, McNab’s life in the SAS is revealed.

Immediate Action contains lots of grim humor and horrific detail about the lifestyle lead inside of the rugged special forces unit. Another book McNab wrote is called Seven Troop. It is about a unit of soldiers with a relationship so close, they are like brothers.

This story also covers live inside SAS. Yet again a nonfiction story about his own life, Seven Troop covers ten years of McNab’s military career. It talks about the bonds that were created between those who served with them as they first met up in the jungle of Malayan and the gripping tales of things that happened as they served together.

Taking Andy McNab Books to Film:

The story of Bravo Two Zero was made into a movie for television and ran as a miniseries in 1999. It is broken up into two one-hour shows. His book, Firewall, was transformed into a movie called Echelon, a project that was set to start filming in 2012, but whose release date has not been set. McNab has also had one of his books, Battlefield 3, turned into a video game.

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5 Responses to “Andy McNab”

  1. Margaret Highton: 2 years ago

    I agree keep the books coming and I will keep buying.

  2. Dean smith: 3 years ago

    All of Andy’s books are excellent and packed with detail and suspense. Once you start reading one of his novels you can’t put it down, and when you finish it you want more. I think his Nick Stone and Tom Buckingham books should all be made into films or a series. They are absolute quality . Keep writing Andy, you are brilliant with your stories and characters.

  3. Cameron Finch: 3 years ago

    Reading his books when i was younger was one of the reasons i joined the army.

  4. Beth Branchflower: 3 years ago

    My son and I and most of our friends, have read all of Andy’s books, fiction and non-fiction and I am always in awe at the wonderful complexity and action – breathtaking. We have also watched “SAS Red Notice” which is excellent and a wonderful watch. The casting is inspired and lived up to the images conjured in the book. The casting of Sam Heughan as Tom Buckingham is perfect and devastatingly attractive!! THANK YOU ANDY for all the enjoyment your books give us all.

    • Adam Smith: 3 years ago

      Most of Andy’s books that I
      have read are pretty good.

      However the “Whatever It Takes” is a bit hard going for me

      The idea is good and says something
      but the story did not gell for me

      Andy* seems to have made a good success of his life and given back to help others people through his different education
      programs/foundation and lectures etc

      I think its worth reading the story below by Andy’s ex wife Frances

      Its just another perspective. I
      am not sure exactly why but it makes sense to me – its not any judgement on Andy.

      I think the comment

      “its harder to keep than to get”

      which Andy says in his first book he was told this after getting his SAS badge

      Its the same for many things in my life…. the good people and ways of being in life were hard for me to keep…

      As soon as we think we know it all something else happens

      I hope both Andy and Frances and all of us find a good way to live through what life brings us because of the choices we make….


      *Andy McNab / Steven Billy Mitchell


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