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Summary

Bloomsbury presents Soldier ‘I’ by Michael Paul Kennedy, Pete Winner and Andy McNab, read by Paul Thornley.

No publicity, no media. We move in silently, do our job and melt away into the background. If you have the stamina, the willpower and the guts, we'll welcome you with open arms and make you one of us. And if you haven't, then it's been very nice knowing you. Eighteen years in the SAS saw Pete Winner, codenamed Soldier 'I', survive the savage battle of Mirbat, parachute into the icy depths of the South Atlantic at the height of the Falklands War and storm the Iranian Embassy during the most famous hostage crisis in the modern world. For the first time, Pete also details his close-protection work around the world, from the lawless streets of Moscow to escorting aid convoys into war-torn Bosnia. He also unveils the problems of post-traumatic stress disorder faced by many Special Forces veterans and how he battled his own demons to continue his roller-coaster career. This is his story, written with a breath-taking take-no-prisoners attitude that brings each death-defying episode vividly to life.

©2021 Michael Paul Kennedy, Pete Winner, Andy McNab (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Action and entertainment from start to finish.

Enjoyed from beginning to end. packed full of interesting stories and told by the best narrator in my opinion Paul Thornley.

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Boring tripe

Gave up after two and a half hours. I don't understand why every other main word needs one or more adjectives.

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A compelling memoir badly narrated

I did really enjoy the early focus of this book on Pete's internal life, the factors which have affected his psychological health and views throughout his life. The account drifted a bit into straightforward storytelling later. The pace of the narration was too slow and monotonic. Pete has so many fascinating stories to tell and I look forward to reading/hearing his experiences and thoughts in more detail.

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Not very good

Their are much better books about the sherwood rangers. Please look at other titles.

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Awesome book and well read :)

Great book, loved the read, was hooked from start and didn't feel like 15hrs long :)

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outstanding

absolutely brilliant from start to finish!!!
could not put it down!! A++++ get this title!

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Phenomenal

A great view of the life of an sas soldier from start to finish and then more

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interesting, hard to put down

very interesting, all the stories told. Well written.
big fan of the narrator too.
I have listened to a lot of sas books and this is one of the best i have heard

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Brilliant

Another brilliant SAS book, I enjoyed this one from start to finish, a truly interesting insight into Peters life. I cringed at some of the events portrayed I must admit. Paul Thornley is a master of narrating this kind of book and didn't disappoint. Well worth the 5 star rating.

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A great insight.

A sober and thought provoking account of a extraordinary career. Definitely recommending this to my friends.