2008
17.04

“Full-length audiobooks available to download direct to mobile phones for the first time”

Andy McNab is backing the launch of  GoSpoken, a new service that allows UK customers to preview, purchase and download audiobooks via their mobile phones for the first time.

The bestselling author is a partner of digital content company Spoken Entertainment, which teamed up with the Random House Group to launch the service at the London International Book Fair in London today.

Mobile phone users who have a data plan can now visit www.gospoken.com via their handsets to browse, purchase and download audiobooks without using a credit card, as payment is billed to the users’ mobile phone account or through mobile PayPal.

Fifty Random House Group audiobooks are now available to purchase and download, including six Andy McNab titles. Other authors available on the service include Chris Ryan, John Grisham, Karin Slaughter, Thomas Harris, James Patterson and Sebastian Faulks.

Andy McNab comments:

“I’m a great fan of audiobooks and passionate about bringing them to a wider audience in the UK. The immediacy of the spoken word and added texture of sound effects really transport you to another world through your headphones.

GoSpoken will bring audiobooks into the 21st Century – being able to download them to your mobile, wherever you are, means you will never be bored again.”

To read the full article go here

2008
02.03

It’s a short synopsis on Amazon yet, but it’s something. 

“Days after his car erupts in a ball of flame, Nick Stone narrowly cheats death a second time when a gunman opens fire on him from the back of a motorcycle. Who knows his movements? Who wants him dead, and why? Stone’s only chance of survival is to carry the fight to his attackers – but first he must uncover a trail of clues that leads from his own dark and complex past into the heart of a chilling conspiracy that threatens us all.

Nick Stone’s eleventh adventure is McNab at his explosive best.”

2008
18.02

A new title mentioned on Amazon is “Flashback”, published November 3 this year. No further details yet, but we keep you informed! 

2007
06.11

Crossfire advert

When living in the UK you might come across this cool advert. It’s appearing in magazines and on posters.

It’s a bit small on this picture but it says that if you text MCNAB to 80880 (I’m afraid UK only) you’ll receive Crossfires first chapter. You have a choice of text or audio.

The audio version is introduced by McNab, the narration in “Spoken From The Front” style.

 

Then it also came to my attention (thanx Simon) that Tesco has an awesome promotion stunt: If people purchase Crossfire from Tesco they’ll receive a free CD with the Iraq Ambush audio story, as well as the chance to enter a VERY cool competition:

McNab: “I have teamed up with Tesco to bring you the best competition this side of Basra. You could win signed copy of all of my books, plus the chance for you and a friend to win a SAS-themed experience which includes training from ex-army/Special Forces instructors in survival skills, camouflage, unarmed combat and live weapons handling.”

As far as I know this offer applies only in store, I haven’t found it online. Correct me if I’m wrong. My information doesn’t go as far as knowing what you have to do to win, but it seems an awesome experience. We’d love to hear from the winner in time. If there’s a consolation prize to just stand on the sideline and watch I’d probably join the competition, I’ve just seen Bob Spour’s video SAS Fight Secrets (register or log in to see that video, to confirm you’re over 18. I wonder why) and after seeing that I can fairly say I’m not really interested in the actual training with ex-SF instructors! 😉

2007
28.09

Andy McNab HRH KidnapLooking at the most downloaded Fiction audiobooks on iTunes UK we find:

1. HRH Kidnap (renamed Royal Kidnap) by Andy McNab

2. Iraq Ambush by Andy McNab

Well done!! Now lets see what the new story called “Roadside Bomb” will do.