Search Results: "Andy McNab"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR by Chris McNab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"An excellent starting point for understanding the Vietnam War, presented as a conflict that commenced with French colonial occupation and continues even today. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A balance of narrative and pictures paints the broad strokes of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Silly and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie's fearless and daring adventures have earned him the congratulations and admiration of the other penguins. Read full book review >

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DELIA'S DULL DAY by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will chuckle at Delia's cluelessness—and maybe think twice about their own assumptions. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An amusing visual riff on the frequent refrain "nothing ever happens to me." Read full book review >

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THE STARRY GIRAFFE by Andy Bergmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gracious, humorous exploration of generosity and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A hungry giraffe plucks apple after apple for a steady stream of friends, until the tree is bare and she is tired—but she will eat soon! Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LIGHTS AND STARRY NIGHTS by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Young readers and pre-readers alike will respond strongly to the tale's elemental drama and clearly defined emotional arc. (Graphic picture book. 2-5)"
The small owl with big eyes and equally outsized heart makes new friends on a nocturnal outing. Read full book review >