£8.99
Read this title for £0.00 with Kindle Unlimited
Enjoy this book and over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device with Kindle Unlimited.
Enjoy this book and over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device with Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoy this book and over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device with Kindle Unlimited. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 4 weeks.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

32 Years Man & Buoy Paperback – 30 Sep 2013

4.7 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£8.99
£8.18 £16.42
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Man Booker International Prize 2017
A Horse Walks Into a Bar has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Learn more
£8.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. Usually dispatched within 1 to 4 weeks. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions


Frequently bought together

  • 32 Years Man & Buoy
  • +
  • Rum, Bum and Baccy
Total price: £13.98
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 390 pages
  • Publisher: FeedaRead.com (30 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784070416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784070410
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was a fascinating account of a massive life circle, from HMS Raleigh, back and beyond, first as a recruit and back as divisional officer (i never knew what that was, but all is explained), very funny in places and sad also, especially helping to clear up after a hurricane. If you are not services (and i am not) you will still understand how the book flows (and a submarine works) in a lighthearted manner.

I would suspect it would make a good stocking filler at Christmas, especially for ex-navy who would feel very at home.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The best book i have read on the Navy. if you are a Vet and want to bring some memories back to life or someone thinking of joining. Its a must read. Ian or "Plug" nails down life in a blue suit perfectly with humor and knowledge which is backed up by, lets face it a long time in the service. This brought back so many memories it made me laugh, cry, regret leaving, made me proud of my service and also cement civvy life for me. A book to turn back to again and again . BZ Plug you old salt. Fair winds and straight courses oppo.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
A good read which many an ex-matlot will chuckle through. Always wondered what the sun Dodgers got up to, seems to be a couple of days at sea and then a few weeks in a hotel ! On a more serious note, the lack of flexibility by the RN noted at the end of the book, shows why they keep losing talent.

Hope Civi street is treating you well Plug
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A cracking read for any ex-matelot or interested civvy. I joined the Mod shortly after the author so our career paths were similar for the first part of this book. It brought back great memories of basic training at Raleigh and then part 2 training at Sultan. The matelot humour and shenanigans shine through and I read a lot of this book with a grin on my face as I recalled similar episodes from my past. Cheers for the memories Plug!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is really worth a read it is a detailed account of life at sea and shore but written in a down to earth style.
There is humour and technical stuff but in the right proportion. One of the most interesting service life books I have read, not just for ex navy personnel, will ring true with all ex military and anyone with a bit of wanderlust.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
such a good read, reminds me of my days in the RN. totally reccomennd this to any old sea dog or anyone with half a sense of humour. thanks to the author for serving queen and country keeping us safe.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This tells about Ian's career in the Royal Navy.
Ian comes over as a thoroughly professional sailor and the book describes in detail a solid career from a junior sailor to a chief Marine Engineer.
Having said that, while the story is fairly well written, it is not a compelling one.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great book; an open and honest account of one man's journey from start to finish-warts and all. Very accurate references from initial enrolment at HMS Raleigh right through to the final stages of his career. Ian writes honestly throughout. I would highly recommend this to you all, if you served with Ian, have served, are still serving or about the join, you are guaranteed to enjoy this. Anyone with the remotest interest in the military, specifically the RN and the elite Submarine service will enjoy this humorous, accurate, honest account of life in the Royal Navy. Enjoy
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category