Storming the Falklands

  • by Tony Banks
  • Narrated by David Monteath
  • 8 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tony Banks and his comrades of the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment were highly trained, but nothing could prepare them for the intensity and ferocity of fighting to liberate the Falkland Islands.
Plunged into a war of night attacks and vicious close-quarters combat, Banks and his fellow soldiers' fierce bravery and determination saw them through the bloodiest conflict British troops had faced in decades. Seventeen men died at Goose Green, a hard-fought battle the paras came close to losing.
After the Falklands, Banks suffered years of debilitating combat stress, a battle only recently won when he met his former enemies and laid the demons to rest.


What the Critics Say

"[A] visceral, fast-paced, no-holds-barred autobiography . . . Strongly recommended" (Neil Faulkner, Military History Monthly)
"A vivid, thoughtful book" (Herald magazine)
"A harrowing first-hand account" (Daily Mirror)


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Customer Reviews

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I really enjoyed this book...fascinating on many levels. This chap has had quite a journey!
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- simon

What sort of Para would let this narrator live ??

What would have made Storming the Falklands better?

Dreadful. Sure TB a brave and determined chap but his story is more like Dr Finlay's casebook that a warry biopic. Anecdotal and Sugary. He must have written "Laddie" more times than anything outside of Come Home Lassie.
The narrator is simply awful. He repeatedly pronounces the abbreviation for a general purpose machine gun as "gimpy". Anyone that has been anywhere near khaki knows it is pronounced with a "j" i.e. "jimpy". Not some S&M devotee from Pulp Fiction. Also pronounced Napalm with a short "a".
Awful. I am getting my money/credit back.

What could Tony Banks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Got a ghost writer

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Annoying folksy jock that has never been anywhere near the army

What character would you cut from Storming the Falklands?

the author

Any additional comments?

Sack the narrator

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- Tj Simpson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK