Abandoned as a baby, Andy McNab's start in life was tough. Growing up in South London with foster parents, and surrounded by poverty, he attended seven schools in as many years, disillusioned and in remedial classes. It wasn’t long before his life descended into petty crime. By the age of 16, he was in juvenile detention. Recruited into the Army from there, it soon became apparent that he had the reading level of an 11-year-old.
The next six months in the Army education system changed the course of his life forever. Today Everything Changes is the inspiring story of when life changed for Andy McNab.
Very good but I didn't read the run time, it's more a synopsis than a biography. Interesting all the same.
I downloaded this book as I so enjoy Andy's work but was unaware of his background or how like mine it had been.
I was very disappointed when I had to switch off and get some work done. Whilst doing the work it gave me the inspiration to do something special with my year.....
Paul Thornley is a great narrator who makes one believe you are there beside Andy though his life. He gets into scrapes but good prevails.He goes from unwanted by one woman for whatever reason - to very much wanted by by the nation. It is a good feel story that everyone should read/listen to.
He proves that it is not where you have come from but where you are going to that matters.
Thank you Audible.
maybe not so much power but "opportunity and choices". This may be one to try with those who thinks school/learning is useless : ) If you are a late reader you'll find a lot to encourage you. If you want a great but short story, listen on!
This is McNab's autobiography starting with his childhood and school - a total waste of time he thinks- ending up in the Infantry and meeting a man who started as he did, funcionaly illiterate, who rose through the noncommisioned ranks to be commisioned as a Captain (at the time many old soldiers think of retirement) in order to teach lads like McNab the joy and opportunity that lies in reading and learning. McNab goes on to qualify for the SAS, where he finds the joy and necesity of learning anew - blowing things up is best done with... ah. Well, listen and find out..!