12 november 2009

GoSpoken will offer hundreds of German and English titles

These include The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and Andy McNab’s Brute Force. Selected titles will come with free eBook extracts to encourage users to experience the fluidity & mobility of reading books on their handset.

GoSpoken says the catalogue will eventually be expanded to offer thousands of free and paid for ebooks in more languages. The company already offers German bestselling titles and is in the process of aggregating local language European content as it becomes available in a digital format.

The audio books will be available on Vodafone 360 later on this year starting with the award-winning Pimsleur language learning books.

Amer Hasan, Senior Manager, Apps & Developer Marketing at Vodafone Group, said: “Mobile books constitute a new growth opportunity and are an exciting addition to the range of content on the Vodafone 360 Shop. We are delighted that GoSpoken.com have leveraged our Vodafone 360 platform to offer relevant, best-selling content for our customers in the markets we’re launching in.”

Andy McNab, author and co-founder of GoSpoken.com said: “Vodafone 360 is a very exciting platform for us as it allows us to reach a huge potential customer base internationally that can pay for eBooks with their mobile phones. Mobile books are the perfect boredom buster; it allows me to read or listen to quality content I otherwise would not have time for.”

Source: Mobile Entertainment News


This was on the Sun’s website today: Sun Security Adviser ANDY McNAB tests out Call Of Duty and gives his expert view on the game only in today’s Sun newspaper. And the photo below I found on YouTube. I consider the two related. If not, let me know.

AM's review CoD Modern Warfare 2 Nov'09


Times Online

The former soldier and author of Bravo Two Zero will be here on Tuesday, November 17 at 12pm to discuss his new Nick Stone thriller, Exit Wounds.

Andy McNab joined the infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was ‘badged’ as a member of 22 SAS Regiment and was involved in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, “will remain in regimental history for ever”.

Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his career, McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Immediate Action and Seven Troop. He is also the author of twelve bestselling Nick Stone thrillers.

Source : Times Online


Frank, one of our enthusiastic readers, was so fortunate to receive his copy of Exit Wound a few weeks ago, thanks to Amazon Germany breaking the embargo… so you know where to order next year.
He finished the book and for those who are receiving their much anticipated new Nick Stone novel one of these days .. here’s what you can expect.


Here we go, it’s November again and this usually means a new Nick Stone Thriller will see the light of day in the real and virtual bookshelves of the world.
To many of us who have been with Mr. Stone from Day 1 if you like to call “Remote Control” that way, have lately been feeling his days of intense storylines are over.
To me, books like Agressor, Recoil and Crossfire were of course nice to read but something was amiss. Some other blokes were already stating in reviews of the books mentioned above, the details which made you feel to “with” Nick were mostly gone. MIA.

Exit Wound, in my eyes, is at least trying to put us in that place again. That dark, nasty place in Nicks handiwork.
In the beginning, back in 1985 on the other side of the Berlin Wall, there is a first short glimpse of that when Nick is first using a flashlight of a certain kind to … well I’ll save that : -) and then he uses it properly, switching it on to search for something that was maybe better suited for the thing he did with the flashlight.
Later, Nick meets up with the two mates from the 80s again to steal something ordered by Saddam himself from some warehouse in Dubai and you can feel that magic again, though not as detailed as in the early books, but it is definitely there.

After the bust went wrong you are up to a surprise in terms of who Nick is really working for now…
Nick is send to Iran and there it is again. The humor, the sarcasm, a bit of brutality, Nicks use of his skills lulling people into doing something for him.

I really really enjoyed reading the book and had it finished within 72 hours.
I can honestly say, that Exit Wound is at least 70% back to old strength and makes me hope for some more. Many more! NOW! But nope, we will have to wait, thankfully 2010 promises for a few more new releases by our favorite Author.

Plus I don’t wanna spoil anything but in stark contrast to f.e. Dark Winter you will find some kind of happy Ending to Exit Wound.

Frank Bader.

Thanks Frank!!
I got my copy too, I’m on the last pages and I can honestly say it’s hard to put down so I’m reading whenever I can, the household suffers – but that’s how it is for now.
It’s a Nick Stone the way we love and know him, tough but fair and showing some vulnerability at times. Definitely how the ladies prefer ‘the male’ and how men would like to be. To please the men there’s also the drop-dead-gorgeous “Jane” * (Anna) who softens Nick up despite their rather harsh introduction – followed by a rough tour through the Russian fields. Ultimately they even manage to bond due to their common goal.
Of course the much appreciated sarcastic humor is present. But in Exit Wound Andy also throws in some compassion (again) through rants by the character Red Ken – and I love it!
Andy creates some circumstances which are rather helpful to Nick Stone on his mission but would probably be missing in ‘real life’, causing and early end to the mission. But then this is fiction…and the show must go on.
One thing that’s not really clear to me is where and how Nick got his Nikon back, perhaps someone can fill me in after reading the book, I might have missed something.
As for the happy ending Frank mentions…. I will know about it soon enough….
For me, Exit Wound got it ‘all’, with some nice twists, and the only bad thing I can think of is ‘finishing the book’ and having to wait for another year. Sigh.


*Every story has a “Tarzan” and a “Jane”, like the perfect male/female and in every story “Jane” sprains her ankle and Tarzan has to safe her from all the bad stuff happening.


Published Date: 03 November 2009
By Joe Robinson

BRAVO Two Zero author, Andy McNab, is to appear at a special event organised by a Kirkham bookshop.
The former SAS squadron leader, who shot to fame for his amazing book on the operations of an eight man patrol which infiltrated Iraq during the Gulf War, will be premiering his two new books at the event held by SilverDell books.

Spoken From The Front – a non-fiction piece about modern day war heroes and Exit Wounds – a fiction thriller about a daring gold heist by SAS soldiers in Iraq – will be the subject of a question and answer session.

McNab does not show his face in public because of a number of threats to his life.

He wears a mask or balaclava to protect his identity in public and is expected to be incognito at the event.

Like a recent SilverDell event at Lowther Pavilion featuring Jack Dee, McNab will be interviewed on stage and then take questions from the audience in a “an audience with,” format.

Organiser Elaine Silverwood, from the Poulton Street bookshop, said: “It’s a massive coup. Andy McNab is one of the world’s foremost authors on the military and massive figure in Britain’s recent war history.”

During the Gulf War, McNab commanded the famous Bravo Two Zero patrol, an eight man group tasked with destroying communication links between Baghdad and north-west Iraq and finding Scud missile launchers.

Tickets for the book signing event, which takes place at Preston Council Chambers on November 11 at 7.15pm, are on sale now priced at £5.

For more details contact (01772) 683 444 or e-mail info@silverdellbooks.com.

Source: The Blackpool Gazette

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Soldier-turned-author Andy McNab is coming to Preston next month. 

The former SAS officer, who penned Bravo Two Zero, will be speaking about his latest two publications, Exit Wound and Spoken from the Front, at County Hall on Wednesday, November 11 at 7.15pm.

Tickets, redeemable against the cost of a book.
Call 01772 683444 for more details.

Source: Lancashire Evening Post