Shaun Attwood
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Shaun Attwood

"Shaun's trilogy is the UK rave scene meets The Wolf of Wall Street and ends in The Shawshank Redemption" - Jon Ronson author of The Psychopath Test

"If you like Breaking Bad, you will love Shaun's trilogy. Shaun Attwood was the Walter White of the Ecstasy market in Arizona" - DJ Keoki

As broadcast worldwide on Nat Geo Channel's Locked-Up Abroad "Raving Arizona," Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life.

After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave in Manchester as a shy student, Shaun became intoxicated by the party lifestyle that would change his fortune. Years later in the Arizona desert, Shaun became submerged in a criminal underworld, throwing parties for thousands of ravers and running an Ecstasy ring in competition with the Mafia mass murderer Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano.

On May 16th 2002, a SWAT team knocked his door down. He ended up in the jail with the highest rate of death in America, where not only gang members but even guards were murdering prisoners. Shaun documented the conditions using a golf pencil sharpened on the door: dead rats in the food, the techniques he used to sleep with cockroaches crawling on him, gang mayhem and violence... His aunt smuggled his writing out of the jail, and his blog, Jon's Jail Journal, turned the international media spotlight on the conditions.

Facing a life sentence, Shaun entered a lengthy legal battle. After two years of being held on remand, Shaun was convicted of drug offenses. He was sentenced to 9½ years, and served almost 6.

Shaun had only read finance books prior to his arrest. While incarcerated, he submerged himself in literature - reading over 1000 books, including many classics. By studying original texts in psychology and philosophy, he sought to better understand himself and his past behavior. He credits books for being the lifeblood of his rehabilitation.

Shaun was released in December 2007, and continues to campaign against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He keeps Jon's Jail Journal going by posting stories mailed to him by his prison friends.

In July 2008, he won a Koestler Award for a short story, which he read to an audience at the Royal Festival Hall.

Shaun lives near London, and talks to audiences of young people across the UK and Europe about his experiences and the consequences of getting involved in drugs and crime.

Shaun's life story is the English Shaun Trilogy: Party Time, Hard Time and Prison Time. In 2014, Hard Time was rewritten, greatly expanded and published as a second edition. Shaun's fourth book is a self-help called Lessons.

As a best-selling true-crime author, Shaun is writing a series of action-packed books exposing the War on Drugs, including Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel, who are featured on the Netflix series Narcos. Shaun's charity projects include the book Un-Making a Murderer, based on the true story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, two innocent men incarcerated for life by corrupt officials.

Shaun is available for interviews and Skype discussions with book clubs.

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Best Sellers

    • American Made

    • Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW Bush
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the mind-twisting true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing!

    • By baggers on 08-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hard Time

    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    After a SWAT team smashed down stock-market millionaire Shaun Attwood's door, he found himself inside of Arizona's deadliest jail and locked into a brutal struggle for survival....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great listen and read

    • By perceet on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pablo Escobar

    • Beyond Narcos
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: Max Tilney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much more than Netflix docs; war on drugs exposed

    • By Dragonfoureyes on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Cali Cartel

    • Beyond Narcos
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: John H Fehskens
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    An electrifying account of the Cali Cartel beyond its portrayal on Netflix....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING

    • By baggers on 08-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • War on Drugs Box Set

    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Three fast-paced true-crime stories packed into a blistering exposé of the War on Drugs....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a High School Book Report

    • By Steve Sauer on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Party Time: Raving Arizona

    • English Shaun Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lessons from a Drug Lord

    • The Most Unexpected Lessons from the Most Unexpected Person
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: Joe Geoffrey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A self-help audiobook like no other....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Un-Making a Murderer

    • The Framing of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: AmadeuS
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Innocent people do go to jail. Sometimes mistakes are made. But even more terrifying is when the authorities conspire to frame them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The pivotal story in American justice

    • By Linda Evans on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hard Time

    • Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Shaun Attwood was a millionaire day trader in Phoenix, Arizona, but his hedonistic lifestyle of drugs and parties came to an abrupt end in 2002 when a SWAT team broke down his door....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opener!

    • By Pamela M. on 11-11-14
    • Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail
    • By: Shaun Attwood
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 02-27-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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