State of Emergency

  • by Andy McNab
  • Narrated by Colin Buchanan
  • 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three a.m. on a frozen winter's night, only hours after the results of the general election. A small craft skims the Thames, closing in on London's most exclusive new riverside hotel. Onboard is a lone assassin, his target - Britain's most powerful new politician.
In a nation threatened by extremist jihadis and torn apart by civil unrest, Vernon Rolt has just been catapulted into government on an extreme antiterror platform. Rolt's plans for a zero-tolerance crackdown on ethnic violence has touched a popular nerve. But his move into politics has made him some unlikely enemies - British ex-servicemen, once his most committed supporters who now want him dead.
Ex-SAS trooper turned MI5 operative Tom Buckingham is undercover inside Rolt's organisation. His mission: to neutralise the rogue assassins for whom he also has become a target and to discover the deadly intentions of Rolt's new financier, shadowy Crimean oligarch Oleg Umarov. But all too soon, Tom gets caught up in a far more devastating plot which will change the political landscape of Europe - forever....

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Audible Editor Reviews

This is the explosive new action thriller audiobook State of Emergency, written by author and decorated former Special Air Service Sergeant Andy McNab with an expert narration by actor Colin Buchanan. A new Prime Minister has been elected, promising to eradicate Europe from the encircling clutches of terrorist activity. He knows his election to power has brought him enemies but he doesn't realise his biggest mission yet will be just to stay alive. The chilling reality of a modern world gripped in fear of terrorism is captured brilliantly in this audio. Available now from Audible.

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Customer Reviews

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Narration to fast

Overall book was good but the narration was way to fast for me he rattled his way through it in double quick time
Hard to keep up with the story due to speed read
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- sju1972

All action adventure

Would you consider the audio edition of State of Emergency to be better than the print version?

I love all audio books - I listen in the car and journeys all fly by when I am listening.


What did you like best about this story?

I like the way that a story unwinds and leads towards the possibility of civil war in a believable way.


Which character – as performed by Colin Buchanan – was your favourite?

Tom Buckingham. Serious, intelligent and well hard !


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end of the book when everything settled down to 'normality' - hugely well written and, in my view, one of McNab's better books.


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- Alec Lumb "Ex-sailor who is finding audible a good way to read books. I listen in the car and, often, cannot wait to drive somewhere !!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks