Heroes or villains? You decide....
In the 1960s, London’s gangland was ruled by two men: Reggie and Ronnie Kray. Building an empire of crime by intimidation, extortion, and terror on a scale never seen before or since, they feted stars of stage and screen, sportsmen, and even politicians to gain the respectability they craved.
On the March 17, 1995, Ronnie Kray died suddenly of a heart attack while serving a life sentence for murder. His funeral was watched by over 50,000 people. Five years later, Reggie Kray died of cancer, thus closing a particularly dark chapter in the history of London's underworld.
Read by acclaimed actor Martin Shaw, this is the true story of their rise and fall.
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yes - very interesting
exceptional - has a great voice to listen to. He gives each character a personality.
Enjoyed the back story of where the twins came from and about life during mid-century England
only issue was with the performer was the constant swallowing/spit / mouth noises. ..can't these be edited out? His overall reading was great and all the different accents were wonderful
"good for the early years BUT the later years ....!"
i was really looking forward to this book but i was terribly disappointed.
the book spent a lot of time on the early years, especially on their father's life and his 'activities' in crime.
the latter years of the kray twins seemed to be sketched over somewhat to me.
i would have liked a larger percentage of the book put onto this era of their lives.
i shall be exchanging this book for one i really want to keep in my library and read over and over again. i'm afraid this one doesn't do it for me.
Martin Shaw reads this and makes it for me
He describes in his tone what is going on more believable and I enjoyed the listen very much
a really interesting book lots of facts and well read by martin shaw would recommend to anyone
"Well read book"
Great book interesting and a great reader found the book interesting from start to the end
the best work on this totally addictive story, accurate & adeptly capturing the atmosphere of the time when the twins were London's version of Al Capone. compelling stuff
"Good book but not all true "
I enjoyed this book it was better than some books about the twins. But still not all is as is wrote I spotted one error and a big piece of krays history missing but all in all a good book
"A great insight."
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
It was well narrated and the accents/voices were good.
As the new Tom Hardy film name suggests - the Krays have left somewhat of a Legend - but it was good to separate what is myth to what is truth. I feel better informed now after hearing this.
I will be recommending and want to learn more on this subject.
"Excellent insight in the Kray's"
I loved this book it gives a good insight into the Kray's and their life.
if you are interested in the life of Kray's this is a must listen.
"Rather annoying narration!"
If you can get past the narrators whistling nose, noisy silva swallowing and the two people mumbling in the background on the recording part way through ... it's not a bad book. The latter part of the Kray's lives felt a little rushed, but there's plenty of detail throughout their childhood. The narrator can do a good cockney accent ... all his other accents however are cringeworthy!
"Story telling at its best"
Martin shaw brings a frank and unbiased account of the Kay twins to life. No glorification of the twins just facts told in a fascinating way
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