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Author: Charlie Williams Narrator: James Clamp Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mangel Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781469243368
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Released after a three-year stretch in a mental institution, Royston Blake finds that the world has moved on, even Mangel. Gone are most of his old haunts, including Hoppers, where he spent years working the door. In its place: a huge, gleaming new shopping mall, servicing the town’s every consumer need. But not everyone is happy to see the old ways swept aside. A mysterious opposition group calling itself the “Old Guard” has made its mission abundantly clear on the letters page of the local newspaper, and soon sets about trying to recruit Blake as its agent of retribution. Meanwhile, Blake just wants to settle down with his girl, Sal, and get to know the son he never met. But old habits are tough to break. “Royston Blake is a boastful, aggressive, foul-mouthed, psychopathic hard-man of the utmost political incorrectness, a failure at everything he does but an indomitable believer in his own cleverness and sex appeal. He’s also a careless multiple killer (though insistent that it was never his fault). In short, a thoroughly unpleasant and dislikeable character. Why, then — this is a great mystery — is it so enjoyable to read about him?” — Marcel Berlins, The London Times “Blackly funny and bone-jarringly violent...Williams’ latest offering comes across like a heady literary mix between Straw Dogs and Pulp Fiction.” — Dublin Evening Herald “A sharp and bitingly funny novel.” — The Big Issue Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 10/20/2013

    " Not quite up to the standards of the previous books but a good read nevertheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gem | 12/27/2012

    " Brilliant book. Loved the characters and the stuff Royston gets up to! "

About the Author

Charlie Williams is the author of several novels, including Deadfolk, Booze and Bum, Stairway to Hell, and King of the Road, among many others. He and his family live in Worcester, England. 

About the Narrator

James Clamp is an award-winning voice actor, earning his first AudioFile Earphones Award in 2011. Originally from London, he currently lives in New York.