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Afghanistan, 2009. A Rifle section is halfway through their six-month tour of duty in Helmand Province. Sixteen men from their Battalion have already been killed. Forty-seven others have been wounded and flown back home.The last three months have been tough and it shows. Their kit is in a bad way. They are in a bad way. Young men with tans, scruffy beards, peeling noses anAfghanistan, 2009. A Rifle section is halfway through their six-month tour of duty in Helmand Province. Sixteen men from their Battalion have already been killed. Forty-seven others have been wounded and flown back home.The last three months have been tough and it shows. Their kit is in a bad way. They are in a bad way. Young men with tans, scruffy beards, peeling noses and lips burnt raw by the Afghan sun. Despite the hardships they are enjoying their time out here learning how to fight the Taleban. The lads are on their way to becoming the best soldiers in the Army.Last Night Another Soldier... is the story of four of the young men in this Rifle section, partly told from the point of view of eighteen-year-old squaddie, David 'Briggsy' Briggs....

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ISBN : 9780552161688
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Last Night Another Soldier Reviews

  • Richard
    2018-10-29 22:15

    Another Quick Read but one that ends too soon; I think that despite my avoidance of the war genre, I think Andy McNab's realistic and absorbing writing has got me hooked.This book is the story through the eyes of an eighteen year old squaddie during a tough 24 hours; part of a life-changing tour of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan.I found myself fully engrossed in the story, the drama of the action and its lack of glory. These fictional characters seem very real and soldering is given respect and the combatants a dimension that as a reader moved me where sometimes the news headlines fail to engage me. Perhaps we need this proximity via such a story to bring home some of the humanity war otherwise strips away.The book carries a health warning 'contains strong language and violent scenes'. These are not reasons to pick this book up, nor pass over it for something more palatable. Rather to be aware you may be changed in the reading of this true to life account. A short book but one that will live long in my memory and consciousness, especially when the News next reflects some events in a foreign conflict.

  • Tim Newey
    2018-11-16 03:22

    "Good" - McNab, but not - "Stunning"?! "Alright"?!..

  • Alex
    2018-10-31 21:04

    Predictable, often inaccurate, cliched and a damn fine read. A basic insight into what soldiers in Afghanistan in 2009 went through, wrapped up in a story of a new soldier. I'm not quite sure who this book is aimed at, it's written in a very basic style almost like a kids book (well, a teens book anyway) but the content certainly isn't for young people. A nice quick read, that takes just a day, it's still worth a look even if there are a few factual inaccuracies...like a basic Rifleman having a pistol and burning long drop toilet drums. But still, give it a go, particularly if this genre is not your normal one, and even more so if you want to try and understand what is going on in Afghanistan.

  • Danny Whatmough
    2018-10-27 21:16

    So this took less than an hour.I'm used to my books like this being longer and more in depth so it felt especially short, but at the same time the amount that happened not just in the actual narrative to do with the main story but the emotional changes in the protagonists were impressive for such a short read.There are numerous people all well personalised and with some good development, yet there's less than 150 pages.If my main issue is it feeling short yet I'm praising what it did with such a limited page count I can't say too much in fault with it.

  • Maciej Wiśniewski
    2018-10-27 23:03

    Really good story about soldiers life in Afgan. Plot is very interesting and there was few nice bites including PSDS and letter to unknow father. I recomend this book as good source improving English vocab. Book is very cheap in Poland only 12zl which is 2 pounds. This book is a way better than other mcnab book the grey man.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-12 02:56

    A very visceral, and somewhat critical, look at army life, as you'd expect from Mr McNab. This was touching and profoundly sad (the last few pages were a shock!), and brought home that soldiers are very much a 'band of brothers' and fight for each other, rather than Her Maj or United Kingdom of Cameron. Pleased I read this.

  • Sam Wilkinson
    2018-11-06 23:07

    NB This book is not my usual cup of tea.I gave it a try and I liked the writing style and it was easy to read. The ending was, in my opinion, a little bit obvious, there was a lot of not very subtle foreshadowing, but it was satisfactory. if you love modern, armed forces, action books, this is for you, and probably a five star read.

  • Seamus Mcduff
    2018-10-19 23:07

    Better than expected. McNab's writing style is simple and direct, and surprisingly engaging. And as a former SAS man I guess he knows what he's on about. Some of the UK-isms went over my head; but I think I'll read Bravo Two Zero soon which I've got around here somewhere.Contact! Half left! Tallies!

  • Sam
    2018-11-09 05:04

    NB This book is not my usual cup of tea.I gave it a try and I liked the writing style and it was easy to read. The ending was, in my opinion, a little bit obvious, there was a lot of not very subtle foreshadowing, but it was satisfactory. if you love modern, armed forces, action books, this is for you, and probably a five star read.

  • Brendan
    2018-10-18 23:56

    Nice, short and snappy. Follows a few days in the life of a new recruit in the British army. And for such a quick read it dips into everything about being a soldier and of course their brilliant sense of humour. It's a must read for people who like action and the military.However would be nice if there was a sequel or a longer version.

  • Ben Philips
    2018-11-06 20:58

    A nice short read packed with some good actions. The story follows a young British soldier named Briggsy fighting with fellow comrades against the Taliban in Afghanistan. It takes place over a very short amount of time, yet seems to exceedingly depict all aspects of a soldier fighting in the War on Terror.

  • Emilie
    2018-11-03 23:08

    McNab is clearly not about craft but about story, so once you get over how simply it is written, it's not so bad. A little cliched and predictable, but possible to read in an hour which is always satisfying. Sort of makes me want to read more about PTSD too.

  • Jack
    2018-11-12 04:59

    this book was amazing, it gives a real insight to the traumas that our soldiers in afghanistan go through, mentally and physically, and the ever present danger of attack.this is a great read which i strongly suggest to fans of war stories

  • eastwood
    2018-11-11 23:03

    great short story this, about a young soldier trying to cope with life in afghanistan, its set in helmund province of course, and its aquick all action book with an unsual twist at the end, i loved it but i'm a mcnab fan, but i would say give it a go.

  • Matt
    2018-10-28 05:18

    Very quick read as you'd expect from the quick reads publisher! Good book loads of action reads in the style of a biography rather than 3rd person perspective, wasn't expecting much but pleasantly surprised, didn't see the ending coming either!

  • Syed
    2018-10-29 02:08

    It said all "Soldiers don’t fight for Queen or country, like they say on the telly. They fight for each other. It’s the job of a soldier to kill the enemy, and if that means getting killed or injured in the process, so what?"

  • Kimberley
    2018-11-09 21:05

    I got this book as part of the World Book Night promotion. Definitely a very quick and easy read. Being an ex soldier myself I can relate to the 'squaddie' writing style. It was easy to empathise with the characters because of the honest way in which it is written.

  • eastwood(do you feel lucky punk,well do ya)
    2018-11-03 22:06

    really good read this, its about a young soldier trying to deal with life in helmund province. it kept my interest throughout and has a twist to it at the end mcnab fans will love it.

  • Rachel Simson
    2018-10-24 05:06

    i really enjoyed this short novel. it was descriptive and tense. it gave you a great insight into army life and the soldiers view on the war. it was emotional too and a great tale.-NG

  • Paultaylor
    2018-10-22 23:13

    Puerile, don't bother if you are looking for literature. It was given to me as part world book night 2013. Ideal for 12 year old boys who don't like reading.

  • Robin Logan
    2018-10-24 02:57

    A chilling account of SAS troops fighting in Hellmand Province, Afghanistan

  • Steven
    2018-10-25 23:05

    Realistic and down to earth first hand account of life as a first time soldier on tour in Afghanistan

  • Sonali Shetty
    2018-10-21 22:12

    A quick read as it is just 108 pages in BIG fonts :) because it is written by a soldier we expect authenticity. Nice short book about soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • LaDawn
    2018-10-29 04:14

    Way too short. I was involved in the characters immediately and wanted so much more..

  • Chris Harrison
    2018-10-30 01:20

    A quick read that grips right from the start and has a bit of an unexpected ending

  • da-wildchildz
    2018-10-23 02:04

    Portrays scenes from a soldier’s life with realism and honesty.