Battlefield 3: The Russian

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As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York...

Since 2002, EA's series of Battlefield games have set the standard for realism and ambition. And in Autumn 2011, with the global release of the hotly ...

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Overview

As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York...

Since 2002, EA's series of Battlefield games have set the standard for realism and ambition. And in Autumn 2011, with the global release of the hotly anticipated Battlefield 3, they're raising the bar even higher. Battlefield 3 will be the most authentic, vivid, all-action first person shooter ever.

To be published alongside the game, Battlefield 3: The Russian is also best in class - the first time that a games publisher has worked so closely with an internationally bestselling author.

Never before has a tie-in book benefitted from this level of collaboration from the creative team behind the game itself. Nor has it been written by a thriller writer with such a strong track record and reputation.

Displaying all of McNab's trademark grit, authenticity and insight, Battlefield 3: The Russian is a scorching top-of-the-line military thriller and a heart-stopping race against time.

Prepare to be blown away...

ANDY MCNAB joined the infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was 'badged' as a member of 22 SAS Regiment and was involved in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the phenomenal bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Immediate Action and Seven Troop.

He is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK. He is a patron of the Help for Heroes campaign.
www.andymcnab.co.uk

PETER GRIMSDALE is a multi-award-winning television producer with a raft of major documentaries to his credit. He is married to the writer Stephanie Calman and lives in south London.

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Electronic Arts' just released Battlefield 3 video game is already generating tsunamis of interest among gamers. This tie-in novel possesses the same vividness of the game. Author Andy McNab isn't just an accomplished author (Bravo Two Zero; Immediate Action); he's also a former infantryman and covert agent who served with honor in the Gulf War. In fact, he was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the military in 1993. A four-star military thriller; a mass market paperback and NOOK Book original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455508921
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 694,017
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDY MCNAB joined the infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was 'badged' as a member of 22 SAS Regiment and was involved in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the phenomenal bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Immediate Action and Seven Troop.

He is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK. He is a patron of the Help for Heroes campaign.
www.andymcnab.co.uk

PETER GRIMSDALE is a multi-award-winning television producer with a raft of major documentaries to his credit. He is married to the writer Stephanie Calman and lives in south London.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    McNab May Be a Fraud...

    McNab claims to have had military experience. But as military adviser on the Battlefield 3 video game he allows truly epic errors into the "simulation" such as helicopters with more armor than main battle tanks and mechanics continuously repairing helos while they're in flight.

    His amateurish perspective on modern warfare creeps into the novel version of Battlefield 3 as well. One might think that an actual combat would be able to pen more convincing battle scenes but alas, that is not the case. The writing is wooden and the combat narratives read like a comic book.

    One can see a direct connection between McNab's views on modern combat in both the video game version of Battlefield 3 and the novel. Since, as military adviser to BF3 developer DICE, he saw fit to allow helos to sustain repeated hits from shoulder launched AA missiles and in light of the novel version's immature writing one must ask the question: has McNab ever actually been in the military or is he some high school kid with access to a word processor and too many episodes of the GI Joe cartoon series?

    If you're looking for realistic war fiction informed by actual combat experience you'll need to look elsewhere. Perhaps McNab did serve in the military but in light of his advice to DICE and the content of this book he has really hurt his professional reputation in exchange for the use of his good name.

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Pretty darn good!

    First, I want to address the comments by the Anonymous person. Why are you judging the book for things that happened in the video game? It makes no sense, so don't go with what that person said.

    That being said, this is a pretty good book. It's fast paced, and loosely follows the plotline of the related game. The characters are a bit one dimensional, but it's okay. The action helps cover up that small detracting error.

    Overall, I'm glad I read it. If you like anything like Tom Clancy's earlier works, then you'll enjoy this. I hope this helps! =)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Battlefield

    This is so awesome, if you love the game then get this book, its so awesome.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    I have read the Nick Stone series completely, and I liked the r

    I have read the Nick Stone series completely, and I liked the reading here too. Dima is the Russian, a Spetsnaz trained outcast spy with a deep commitment to doing the right thing. The action parts of the reading make the book hard to put down, backing up many times to re-read the action. The US Marine character and his part in the story wasn't as convincing for me, otherwise I would have gone 4 1/2 stars.
    Not sure about the previous negative review about McNab, it sounds more like game physics related issues. Maybe CoD needs a book.
    Regards.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Battlefield 3. Awesome? No, try amazing.

    Okay, maybe not 'amazing', but the facts all point towards one of the most anticipated and appreciated first-person shooter games in all of history. Infinity Ward's CoD genre, EA's respective competition, stands in a low place on the rungs of graphic intensity, cinematic and replay value, and definetly can't stand back-to-back with the Multiplayer quality in many fair comparrisons. It isn't fair, though. <p> Infinity Ward racks in the hype by making a game any person can play with no experience and leaves you wanting, even spoiling you from the other better first-person shooters available. EA's efforts went towards creating a game no one will ever get tired of. DICE's graphics engines, Frost 1, 2, and 3, are unmatched in the graphics experience department. I can talk all day about the sharpness of the game, the playability of the maps, or the teamwork that the many modes and terrains beg for, but you can just get the game yourself. No, this review isn't about the book. Never bought it. Do yourself a favor and get the game if you're considering it. You're thinking,"Hey, BF4 just came out. I'll get that." Another favor? Wait a little while. Patches are still being done with it. It would be annoying and a waste of the expectation of great playability if you get it and play it now. Get BF3, get familiar with the controls, then treat yourself to the sequel when you're at least rank 95. Trust moi. <p> Signed, another human. Stay Frosty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    To all who like Battlefield 3 and 4

    U guys are ni<_>ggers. I don't understand the fu<_>cking game. U guys are complete as<_>ses if u like this fu<_>cking game. U guys are a fu<_>cking disgrace to me. I fu<_>cking HATE Battlefield 3 or any Battlefield. So all of u people who like these games are ni<_>ggers. Bi<_>tches.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Book

    The game should be like the book but it's awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    I think it is an amazing book

    I like how the book told us things that intertwine between some of the games campagin levels

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

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    If you love the game... ...you should read this. Andy McNab wor

    If you love the game...

    ...you should read this. Andy McNab worked with DICE on the video game and this story carries the same realism, grit, and authenticity. McNab was in the SAS and certainly knows what he is talking about. The story concerns Blackburn (whom you play in the game) and Dima, fleshing out their relationship in a way that the game didn't cover.

    If you had a hard time caring about the campaign in battlefield 3, I don't think this will change your mind. But if you ate it up as I did, you will enjoy the hell out of this novel. I also recommend listening to the soundtrack at the same time. Enjoy it!

    Side Note: Who was the brainiac who decided to start making paperback books a half inch taller all of a sudden? They don't fit well on my shelf.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    Cool book!

    I am also playing the PC version of the game so it is interesting to read the book and play the game!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Attention to all stupid people leaving stupid comments

    Knock it off. People want a legitimate review not some stupid crap that doesn't even make sense. For instance, talking about cheese and corn. What is wrong with you? Go away. And Barnes & Noble, you should really start checking over the reviews. It's annoying to see people not give a legit review of a book. Thank you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    A13X W@$ H3R3

    Monkey$wag?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Awesome

    I got the viedogame and it is just like the book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Look this up on youtube 8cousinwolfpack there vids are funny

    THEY ARE FUNNY

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 8, 2011

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    Posted December 26, 2011

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