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Young Offender

Narrated by: Michael Maisey
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Bios & Memoirs, Criminals
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The day he entered the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Michael Maisey was excited. He was going to be a legend to all his mates. The 16-year-old was in for attempted murder. He was innocent of this particular crime but amongst the violent and dangerous young men on his wing he was about to learn exactly how far he’d go to survive. 

In Young Offender we see what turned a good kid into a wanted criminal. Abused by his uncle, bullied at school, at the age of 12 he found the safety he craved in the ranks of a local gang in West London. He graduated from shoplifting to armed robbery and for five years Michael was in and out of Feltham, on a downward spiral of crime and drug and alcohol addiction. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But the road to recovery would mean changing himself in the deepest possible ways. Could Michael finally learn what it meant to be a good man? 

Honest and inspiring, this is a powerful story of redemption. 

Today Michael is a successful businessman and a loving father who spends time helping others find their way. 

©2019 Michael Maisey (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Simply powerful!

I’ve spent the last 8 hours reading this book both on the Kindle and on Audible. It is truly powerful and inspiring to absorb how a troubled young boy and teenager who went through unimaginable turmoil has pulled himself together and turned his life into a success story.

Most of all, I respect Michael’s honestly. This book is unlike the dozens of similar “zero to hero” books, many of which are righteous and self-promoting. This piece of work is as authentic as it gets and the Michael you get to know throughout the journey of his book is the same Michael in real life... honest and genuine.

Buy it for you and for friends and family!

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  • yellow top
  • 07-17-19

Highly Recommend

Even just as a listener I feel so proud of Michael, there are some similarities between our upbringings, so I can truly appreciate what an extraordinary man he is. Well written, well narrated. Great value for money, I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-19

An excellent and informative book

I found this a fascinating book it gives you an insight into the life and mindset of A young lad who went off the rails but managed to recover from it and move on.
I would recommend it to anyone who is battling their Demons

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-19

A must read for anyone

Genuinely one of the best, most inspiring books I’ve ever read or listened to. Proof that no matter what, you can change & become a better you. It’s made me put some of my early experiences into perspective. Thank you Michael for sharing your story and a massive congratulations on how you’ve turned your life around.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-19

No words

I listened to this book within 2 days. Its amazing. you won't regret getting it

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  • hilldog007
  • 10-31-19

brilliant

Truly brilliant, this was an easy listen and was interesting to hear about Michaels life.

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  • Lysa
  • 10-20-19

Brilliant Book

This is an incredible story told very candidly by the author. An absolute eye opener into why some people turn to crime and addiction. Despite a very difficult childhood he turns his life around eventually. Full of admiration for the author thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Angela Kelly
  • 10-09-19

Amazing!

Simply amazing! Heart rendering and warming! I could not put this book down, a must!

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  • Luke Bater
  • 10-07-19

worthwhile.

Pass it on to someone else after you have read it. How life changes direction is dependant on many things but ultimately you have the biggest steering wheel of all.

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  • Younger
  • 09-27-19

Must listen

This book is an eye opener to all the readers that have struggled with growing up on the streets . Brilliant

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  • Sarah Mitchell
  • 09-21-19

Inspirational

A truly gritty, truthful insight of a reflective addictive life turned around.
I feel the book is so much more relatable being voiced by the writer.
The sadness, struggles and realities of life so vividly written.
I applaud Micheal Maisey and anyone who has the strength and determination to pull themselves back from the brink.
Brilliant read.

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  • Bluedan1873
  • 08-14-19

Gripping

Absolutely loved it, it's such an honest body of work which is brilliantly narrated vy the man himself so you feel the emotion of the story through him. It's a great redemption story. Congratulations Michael!