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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,317 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: May 2010 ISBN:
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Mikey's family were Gypsies. They live in a closed community and little is known about their way of life. As he didn't go to school, the caravan became his world. But although Mikey inherited a vibrant culture, his family had a dark hidden history. Eventually Mikey was forced to make a decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to belong.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Shiba | 2/15/2014

    " a solid 3.5 star memoir. well written, engaging. an unusual life story told with a distinct voice and a good arc. i'm left wondering about these characters and what's become of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nik | 2/8/2014

    " Couldn't put it down and would recommend it to anyone. There is undeniably another side to the life of many Romany Gypsy families, perhaps a more positive life for those who are not brought up with the violence and abuse Mikey and his family endured however this is the travelling life at it's darkest. I hasten to add this is not an existence exclusive to travellers however it is very brave of Mikey to break the mould and tell all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 1/27/2014

    " Wow.. What a fantastic read. I never realised such things went on in the gypsy world. this book had me gripped from the first page. Definatly worth a read and if i could give it more marks i would. GO BUY.. GO BUY "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/25/2014

    " Sad, brutal, but very worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa Gonzalez | 1/24/2014

    " Gypsies have always been a secluded and mysterious group in society. This memoir gives a glimpse of what it is to grow up as a Romany Gypsy. A fascinating book, I would have given it five stars but the violence towards children and women angered and upset me so much that I actually had to take a break from reading it a couple of times. I highly recommend this one but it is not for those who are easily disturbed by domestic violence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/13/2014

    " Good book and interesting seeing into the life of gypsys. Near the end though I thought it skipped a lot out and went straight to the present day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Ellis | 1/3/2014

    " This book was gripping. The way this boy grew up was anything but normal and endured immense tests of bravery at a very young age. Harrowing, disturbing, sad....... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie Devine-king | 12/15/2013

    " Shock, horror childhood memoir in the vein of Angela's Ashes. Did I feel a bit manipulated? Yes. But it is a worthwhile read nevertheless and it is important to understand the culture of those who live around us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh Guilbeau | 12/12/2013

    " This is the story of growing up gay and a gypsy in the U.K. It is the terrifying tale of living with a horrifyingly violent father and an abusive uncle and surviving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Cottrell | 12/11/2013

    " If you think you had a bad childhood, take a look. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Murphy smith | 9/28/2013

    " Apart from the one sided view against Irish travellers this book has completely sucked me in. Compelling reading, a real 'can't put downer'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grizel | 2/4/2013

    " Interesting and quite disturbing book.. yet very informative!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlene | 2/4/2013

    " Read this in conjunction with Stef Penney's The Invisible Ones. Gypsy Boy is a biography that reads like a novel and provides insight into Gypsy culture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica Copeland | 9/17/2012

    " It is like A Child Called It but with Romany gypsies in England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/15/2012

    " I learned a lot reading this book but It's a pretty sad story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jojo Adams | 1/23/2012

    " so so sad i cried more than once and felt very cross for him at the abusers and the cowardness of his mother "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raul | 8/7/2011

    " Good reading interesting topic, I just wish the author would of given more information on Gypsy Culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela-louise | 5/21/2011

    " one of the best books i have read loved it ...:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/9/2011

    " This book wasn't exactly what I thought it would be or what I wanted, but was really entertaining and had some really interesting insights into gypsy life and culture. I'd definitely recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/21/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It showed the darker side of Romani life.
    It was quite harrowing at times and upsetting to read about how Mickey was so abused as a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 1/13/2011

    " So funny, so sad, a brilliant book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Ellwood | 1/3/2011

    " Best book of 2010 - no contest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 9/22/2010

    " Brutal and horrific but couldn't put it down. Made me cry but incredibly there are some funny parts too. Definitely a must read - powerful and beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/14/2010

    " Could't put this book down. An excellent read. Mikey Walsh's account of growing up in a Gypsy family is informative, comical and harrowing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsty | 5/26/2010

    " this was an interesting insight into the traditions and family life of the romany gypsy, however was a sad tale and I have to admit to not finishing this book as was too upset to continue reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 5/23/2010

    " Oh, this left me in a teary mess. A simple memoir, all the more lovely for the simple prose and honesty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara | 5/21/2010

    " A brutal read, impossible to put down and with characters so much larger than life that I had to keep reminding myself that this is not fiction. "

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