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Good Cop, Bad War Audiobook

Good Cop, Bad War

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Publisher's Summary

As an undercover police officer with the drugs squad, Neil Woods regularly risked his life on the streets, dealing with some of the most violent and unpredictable criminals in Britain.

Good Cop, Bad War is a unique story about a man with a striking ability to infiltrate and extinguish drug gangs but who, as the success of his operations grows, becomes disillusioned with the war on drugs, as he sees how it demonizes those who need help whilst empowering the very worst elements in society. This is an action-packed true-account listen like no other.

©2016 Neil Woods (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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  • RWL
    12/1/16
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    "Not just a good story but a good point well made"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Good Cop, Bad War to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the print version so can't compare


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a true story and is good in its own right, but it's the truth - the war on drugs is so counterproductive its bleeding obvious to anyone who thinks about it. This is someone who is extremely knowledgeable about his subject and his conclusions are based on practical reality as well as common sense.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The best scenes are the ones where he's a virtual derelict and facing serious violence. Not enjoyable because he's in that state but because I was really impressed with his dedication. Also the scenes where he proves the jobsworth clipboard coppers how badly wrong they are


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were one or two amusing moments, I won't spoil them for you


    Any additional comments?

    I was riveted to this book. It's depressing that ever more violent criminals are getting ever more powerful thanks to the phony War on Drugs but it's cause for some optimism that at least someone with relevant experience is talking sense. I'd rather my kids brought up in a society run by this guy than with those currently in charge of drug laws. Neil, keep up the good work :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • joseph
    6/26/17
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    "Good listen"

    Good narrator, great story and a very good point of view on the "War on drugs".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Director
    Midlands, UK
    6/8/17
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    "Outstanding"

    An unputdownable book. The story is on the most part a difficult one describing grim,violent and desperate situations. But towards the end Neil describes his prescription for a solution.

    Honest, gripping, grittily real and hugely worrying.

    Just read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas H.
    5/12/17
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    "Brilliant, funny, informative, not to be missed. "

    What an extraordinary journey! All the more amazing, as it is all true. Get a taste of the tension of the hair raising adventures of an undercover cop. Hear stories of addiction and organised crime as you've never heard them before and an extraordinary personal journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    4/11/17
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    "Amazing book."

    good book well worth a listen. good insight in to his work and what he thinks on the war on drug.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jack
    4/5/17
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    "Must Read!"

    Really enjoyed the memoir, the chap has had some amazing encounters. From the perspective of a young man vying to become a police officer the accounts are eye opening. My only criticism would be that the book comes across slightly preachy towards the latter chapters. I didn't enjoy this approach as much as the earlier chapters that focused more on how the experiences and functions affected Neil himself. Towards the end of the book Neil is more or less speaking to the reader trying to convince them, it brings you out of the mind of the man and back into your own challanged with the question of "what does it all mean?". Don't get me wrong the book is excellent but i'd of preffered to hear the authors opinion for my own consideration rather than it be figureatively sold to me (the irony being that I purchased the book!).

    All in all a very addictive read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liz
    Newcastle Emlyn
    4/5/17
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    "This was a really interesting, exciting read."

    What can I say except the author is a brave, courageous man. Brilliant read which gripped me all the way through. The fact is true life is sometimes stranger than fiction and the way undercover policing grew as he was working in it really shows the way that work or home lives can evolve over time. very glad I read through book and would recommend it to others. The authors observations about the world of drug addiction is so very true and his conclusions insightful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    4/1/17
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    "Powerful message"

    A strong and often convincing message, I finished this book far quicker than normal. The bravery and risk is compelling...and growing up, living or working in many of the places visited in the book really brought an often hidden horror to light.

    Literally, my only criticism is that it's Plez-lee and not Please-lee!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin T
    3/15/17
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    "Everybody needs to read / hear this book"

    Anybody who still believes in drug prohibition needs to hear this story for an ex drugs cop

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    2/15/17
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    "Loved it. Essential listening"

    Essential listening for anyone with an interest in drugs policy reform. Will make a great series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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