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Party Time: Raving Arizona

English Shaun Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
Series: English Shaun Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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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.

As greed and excess tore through his life, Shaun had eye-watering encounters with Mafia hit men and crystal-meth addicts, enjoyed extravagant debauchery with superstar DJs and glitter girls, and ingested enough drugs to kill a herd of elephants. This is his story. 

©2018 Shaun Attwood (P)2018 Shaun Attwood

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Bad narrator or robot?

The narrator is making this story seem like a joke. His emotions ride on one road and never veer off, ever. This is a story with explicit drug use with some sexuality thrown in and this narrator keeps the same tone and it's completely fighting against everything in the book. It is so weird to listen to that it could be a skit in SNL. I sound mean but I can't find the correct words to describe this strange experience. I haven't read any reviews but I would bet money that this is mentioned in EVERY review. Fingers crossed for a different narrator next book

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Hard to Believe

Watching Shaun on YouTube, he seems to be such a wonderful man. But just like everyone there's a dark side. This is Shaun's dark side to his life many many years ago. Thankfully he's leading a respectable life in England. Too bad he's been deported, I'd love to meet him & talk to him about the Steve Avery case.

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The story is good, the performance SUCKS.

Perhaps it's because I was first exposed to Mr Atwood in a YouTube interview... so it's my opinion that this book must be read by a Brit. The wank who reads this is quite literally the worst audio book performer I've ever heard. I couldn't make it past the second chapter. Gonna try to get a refund actually.

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  • JB
  • 03-08-19

Fascinating story

I found this audible book quite difficult to turn off and really enjoyed it. I look forward to listening to others in this series.

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Incredible

I stayed up at night wanting to finish this book. The narrator was very good. The story sounded fictional. I couldn't comprehend why someone will leave a job where he earns millions of dollars to drug trafficking. By the end of the book it became clear to me that this is happening every day in our world. I hope this book will assist people struggling with drug addiction to rethink their destiny.

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Much longer than the first edition!

This book is a fast-paced spiral into drug crazed insanity. It's a true story that will blow your mind. Having read the first edition years ago, I decided to try the second, which includes even more stories than the first and even crazier! Attwood really takes you there with his descriptions. For example "Next room. Fashion show. A stage lit pink and blue by filtered spotlights fixed to metal ladder structures. A woman struts on the runway in a tight shirt with silver flames, a jacket dangling from her elbows, blue leopard print with combed white plush drooping from the bottom, bright-pink patent vinyl trousers completing the look. Primo walks on in a white suit hand-painted with orange and green stripes and spots, his torso naked and hairless, carrying a tray with glasses and a pitcher patio set, seven-inch-thick platform heels on circus shoes, with grey vacuum cleaner tubes spiralling around his ankles. A woman in a white faux-rabbit-fur bolero crop jacket over nude breasts sashays with strength and confidence, a Betty Boop tattoo peeking out of white thong panties, curves dressing her up."

I highly recommend this, and the new edition of hard time.

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  • Ian Kay
  • 07-14-18

Gripping and laugh out loud funny

What a story, gripping and laugh out loud funny (which got me some strange looks on the train).
An amazing story told and narrated perfectly.
I can hear my wolves howling now

On to the next instalment

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-24-18

BEST BOOK I'VE READ!! DEFINETLY WORTH THE READ!!

the book had such a good story was amazing and very easy to listen to, made myself want to keep listening and not put the book/audible down! recommend it very highly to anyone! amazing story.

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  • Ashley
  • 03-13-19

would have benefited from a British narrator

don't get me wrong by the title. I really enjoyed the book, after watching shaun on some podcasts I had to get the audio book and wasn't disappointed, the story is gripping and larger than life. It lacked a tiny bit of cohesion in the way it jumped about the timeline of events in some places and could have used some more framing in that vein, but that didn't ultimately detract from how much I enjoyed the listen. the performance was ok but was a little monotone for my taste and in some places lacking emotion, and an american talking in liverpudlian slang was quite strange haha. I can't help but feel getting a Scouse to narrate the book or maybe shaun himself would have made the listen way more immersive. these negative points do not detract from it massively however and I've just downloaded the other book in the series available on audible.

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  • SimonH
  • 09-25-19

hilariousness incarnate 😁

great story.

great narration

typical city lah (!) living the party dream.

aka I want to own the party. the lack of wanting to hurt people is endearing. but is part of his downfall

he's been there done that.

I'm jelly 😁

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-19

excellent read!

Anybody who is interested in true crime and the 90's rave sene this is perfect for you! Had me hooked from start to finish! can't wait to get stuck into the next two of the trilogy!

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  • tracy
  • 08-01-19

Epic Story

Great story, I thoroughly enjoyed it some really funny moments, I'm looking forward to the next one now.

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  • John
  • 07-03-19

Great read

Loved this book, didn't think I've ever heard of him until I heard a podcast about him and then it dawned on me that not only have I heard of him, I'd met him and shook his hand during a promotion for "Hard Time" in Waterstones...a proper gentleman.

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  • Oldmanwithers
  • 04-23-19

What goes up...

A rollercoaster of a book that gives a detailed account of Shaun's descent into criminality and the inevitable consequences to follow. I am not sure Randal Schaffer's accent is the best to try and recreate Scouse colloquialisms, as any British listeners I'm sure will attest, but it is well read with conviction, sensitivity and does not distract too much from the plot.

I have also listened to Hard Time which is just as enjoyable!

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  • Candice
  • 04-05-19

Great read and pretty funny

What a great book...if your a old raver you will like this and understand its stance, loved this book I would defiantly recommend

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  • Mike W
  • 02-15-19

Excellent book

This book tells a great account of how Shaun started off in Arizona up until his arrest. It is extremely well written, with lots of shocking and funny stories. Definitely worth a read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-19

Awesome true story.<br />

Awesome true story. Really worth a listen. Buying book number 2 in the 3 book trilogy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-19

Brilliant!!

Loved this book. Well written and performed perfectly. Fascinating story, bought all shauns books after listening to this one book!