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Download Gypsy Boy on the Run Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mikey Walsh Narrator: Mikey Walsh Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Mikey is a Romany Gypsy and grew up living in a caravan on sites across the UK. He adored his family and the rich and vibrant Romany culture he'd inherited. Eventually though he was forced to make a heartbreaking decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to finally belong. But Mikey quickly discovers that life in the outside world isn't all he expected. After learning his father had put a contract out on him and that he was being hunted down by gangs of thugs determined to claim their reward, Mikey realises that life will never be the same again.

Brimming with unforgettable characters, this extraordinary coming-of-age story will remind you that sometimes it takes courage (and the odd Disney song) to be the person you were meant to be.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/10/2014

    " It was moving and brought out the most basic of human emotions..... Hatred and Love, in this case at the same time bringing out the complexity that is human beings... In the end all we can work towards is our own happiness.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sequelguerrier | 1/17/2014

    " I was a bit apprehensive starting this sequel to Gypsy Boy so quickly after the first book. The fact that it appeared just about a year after the first one which had unexpectedly turned into a best seller also left me wondering whether Mikey or his publisher simply wanted to exploit what seemed a profitable moment before it might be gone. The first couple of dozen pages do nothing to allay this fear since they are a recap of the first book but then the Walsh takes the story from when he ran away at 15 and what followed. He basically develops the last dozen or so pages of Gypsy Boy and boy am I glad he did and I did read it! This second volume still has the good bits of the first one, the affectionate voice, the endearing wonder of this young man searching for his destiny. Beyond that it clarifies much, in particular why he remains so loving of a father who ill-treated him all his life, and it is as if Mikey's voice had grown up with the boy and man he wrote about. If he is often childlike in the first book both in his wonder and his naive ineffectiveness when dealing with the bad that happens around him and to him, here the voice has grown into that of a man of thirty looking back and not in anger, part in sorrow but never in anger. Having finished, you feel Mikey Walsh has had more to live in his first thirty years than most people in double that and while much of it was not very pleasant he has come out a man who remembers to good as well as the bad and who you hope will have a rich and happy future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2014

    " A fantastic read of an inspirational young man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/4/2014

    " Was good to read the follow up as so many questions were unanswered in the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristen | 1/1/2014

    " Well-worth the read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy Downie | 8/4/2013

    " Not as good as the first but this one was more maturely written , made me feel I knew him, so sad....hope he is happy x "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/22/2013

    " Having read Gypsy Boy I was really disappointed as the first 40 pages were recapping, almost word for word the 1st book. But after that it became new material and was enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Moore | 1/21/2013

    " Amazing story a must read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michaela | 1/10/2013

    " Sometimes you read people's stories and they seem too crazy to be true. I wish this author well and am relieved he was able to escape a cycle of abuse and violence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/14/2012

    " Not as good of a read as the first, but okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicola | 7/29/2012

    " Absolutely amazing. A very inspirational young man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iain | 2/12/2012

    " Fantastic! Heart warming conclusion to Mikey Walsh's autobiography. :o) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coleen | 10/11/2011

    " Mikey Walsh has lived a hard life- but the boy has tenacity- and a gift for prose. Didn't think I was going to like reading his story as much as I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corrie | 7/20/2011

    " Read in two days - COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!! "

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