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Drug Wars

The Terrifying Inside Story of Britain’s Drug Trade
Narrated by: Neil Woods
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Drug Wars by Neil Woods and J S Rafaeli, read by Neil Woods. 

To know the true story behind a war, ask the people who fought it. 

'An observation van is running surveillance on a high-level Bradford gangster. Suddenly the van is surrounded by men in balaclavas and tied shut. Out comes the can of petrol. It is set alight, and the two cops inside barely escape with their lives. This incident is never reported. The gangsters clearly have informants inside the police, and alerting the public would undermine the force. Everyone shrugs it off - with so much money in the drugs game, corruption is part and parcel of the whole deal.'

From the best-selling author of Good Cop Bad War, Neil Woods, comes the first inside history of Britain’s war on drugs told by those who were there.

Calling upon the gripping firsthand accounts from those on both sides of the battle - the cops and the gangsters - as well as Neil Woods' experiences as an undercover drugs detective, Drug Wars will build a complex, authentic and terrifying picture of the reality of the drug war in Britain. 

Beginning with the Misuse of Drugs Act in 1971, we watch decades of violence, racial tension, organised crime and a monumental increase in addiction unfold. We see the birth of rave music and dance culture and yet even more tabloid hysteria. And throughout, we look at the huge numbers of civilians that have fallen victim to Britain’s war on drugs.

©2018 Neil Woods and J S Rafaeli (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Rambo
  • 04-06-19

Remarkable read.

so interesting, thought it might be a bit dry but it is a fascinating read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-15-19

1st class read

Excellent and lucid book on the drug wars in the UK and the sheer incompetence of decision makers to get their heads around the subject. Highly recommended.

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  • Des Q.
  • 07-06-19

average<br />

slow starter, quite an interesting insight towards the end, very boring narrator, falling asleep at times listening to him.

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  • ben nisbet
  • 06-24-19

Excellent

The best book on British drug history that I have read. Informative, honest and relavent.

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  • Rob
  • 06-22-19

Vital reading for any politician

A well researched and presentable case for the British System over prohibition. Thought provoking and entertaining with pitch perfect reading.

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  • Leora
  • 06-04-19

Boring!

I found the book boring! It most certainly didn't come up to my expectations!! I was unable to complete listening to it.

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  • Nigel stevenson
  • 06-03-19

Not for me

This book is to much about the past on drugs not for me would rather be up to date

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  • Stuey
  • 05-18-19

Eye opening

Amazing information and shocking. I wish the powers that be could read this and understand the decisions they make has such impact and a knock on effect. Definitely changed my view on the war on drugs

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  • paul
  • 05-07-19

Poor narration

Couldn’t listen to this book, the narrator reminded of that school teacher that drones on and on with the same single tone to his voice and your sat at the back of the classroom trying not to fall asleep.

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  • Jock
  • 04-26-19

sleep aid

managed a minute or so, so would be unfair to low star but jfc his narration in tose first mimutes would make a speed heed sleep like a baby and made me forget and regret I ever downloaded