Search Results: "Andy McNab"


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FIREWALL by Andy McNab
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Throat-clutching action, authentic scenarios, spectacular precision. Death zings its old sweet song as slugs sing off your Kevlar."
A sweet one. McNab writes like a dream, having produced fiction (Remote Control and Crisis Four, neither reviewed) and nonfiction about Britain's Special Air Service. He retired in 1993 as the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier. Read full book review >

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LIBERATION DAY by Andy McNab
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Another franchise in the Nick Stone industry."
Ex-Special Forces member McNab (Last Light, 2002, etc.), back in a fifth outing, continues his career of vicarious mayhem. Read full book review >

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LAST LIGHT by Andy McNab
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Nonstop warrior Nick, with each of his engagements meticulously detailed. A little less of a very good thing, truth be told, might have benefited narrative flow."
By an ex-commando about an ex-commando, the fourth persuasive entry (Firewall, 2001, etc.) in the secret agent Nick Stone series. Read full book review >

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MELTDOWN by Andy McNab
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)"
The final, exciting book in the Watts Family adventures from Britain reaches a satisfying resolution with this caper about a dangerous new drug that threatens all Europe. Read full book review >

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AVENGER by Andy McNab
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"This well-crafted series, featuring plenty of computers and gadgets, continues to emerge as an excellent choice for reluctant readers and for anyone who enjoys suspense. (Fiction. YA)"
This third in the series that includes Traitor (2005) and Payback (2006) emphasizes more intrigue than action, although action fans certainly won't be disappointed. Read full book review >

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PAYBACK by Andy McNab
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Good entertainment for the action and suspense crowd. (Fiction. YA)"
This sequel to the authors' Traitor (2005) picks up with 17-year-old Danny and his British SAS-veteran grandfather Fergus as they hide out in Spain from a high-placed traitor in British intelligence. Read full book review >

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ANDY SQUARED by Jennifer  Lavoie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Only for the largest and most well-used LGBT collections. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Seventeen-year-old twins Andrew and Andrea Morris share everything until Ryder Coltrane arrives on the scene. Read full book review >

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ANDY ROONEY by Andrew A. Rooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Rooney's admirers won't mind, though those unfamiliar with the commentator will wonder at the oddness of it all."
"If I reach into my pocket to pay for something and pull out a handful of change that turns out to be mostly pennies, I get discouraged about life." Read full book review >

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ANDY KAUFMAN by Bob Zmuda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Whatever readers believe or don't about Andy Kaufman, this book will confirm that particular 'truth.'"
Another biography of the idiosyncratic comedian that will make fans question what the authors' previous work on the subject offered and to doubt that this will really be their "final" word. Read full book review >

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OKAY, ANDY by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Eaton's book covers well-trod ground and unfortunately pales in the shadows of more-established series. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A silly buddy story about Andy the alligator and his mammalian friend Preston plods somewhat aimlessly along through three chapters of gentle, simple adventures. Read full book review >

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ANDY GROVE by Richard S. Tedlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"An ultimately unsurprising contribution to business literature."
Tedlow (Business Administration/Harvard; Giants of Enterprise, not reviewed) profiles Intel guru Andy Grove. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An eloquent distillation of Berry's favorite themes: the importance of family, community and respect for the land."
This short, elegiac novel is the latest in Berry's Port William series. Read full book review >