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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martina Cole Narrator: Annie Aldington Publisher: Headline Digital Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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The most authentic novel of gangster family life ever written, from the number one best-selling author Martina Cole.

The Bailey brothers are gangsters determined to make their mark in the world. Peter and Daniel are chalk and cheese in many ways - Peter's calm exterior belies his ruthless nature, while Daniel's penchant for spectacular violence is legendary - but together they are unstoppable. From the late 70s they rule London's East End, and when their sons join the business, it seems that no one can touch the powerful Baileys. Although it's never easy at the top; there is always someone waiting to take you down - sometimes even those closest to you....

Lena Bailey is determined to shield her youngest child Tania from the Life. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, Tania's eyes are opened to their world in a way that forces her to make an irrevocable choice that will determine her future.

Martina Cole's gritty and gripping new novel is an unflinching portrait of a family torn apart by violence and betrayal, but ultimately bound by loyalty, by blood, and by a burning desire for revenge.... It is a story of the Life, told as only Martina Cole can.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philomena Callan | 1/15/2014

    " Another fab book from Martina:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Plumridge | 1/3/2014

    " I've read every Martina Cole book and was really looking forward to reading it. My only criticism is that I felt it was padded out in places unnecessarily. The characters had depth and I really cared what happened to them. The plot is excellent and this book is well worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy W | 12/22/2013

    " As I found all her books this one took kept me reading even when I knew I had other things needed done. I still have her two latest books to read and look forward to doing so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/2/2013

    " Very long .I found she was repeating sentences just in different ways to pad out the book .Think I have given up with Ms Cole now ,All her story lines are repetitive with just different names IMO "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky Massingham | 12/2/2013

    " I am loving the family dynamics in this book. Like most martina cole books, it centres very much on the family and loyalty. It was meant to be my hospital book for when i gave birth to my son but i was too ill to read (had a traumatic time) so i am enjoying it now x "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison Rodgers | 10/9/2013

    " Good read. Read in a couple of days, ok storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne Lovett | 8/10/2013

    " Same old, same pld "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/1/2013

    " just not as good as her earlier work, it was repetitive and had very shallow dialogue "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Delport | 7/1/2013

    " Excellent as per usual!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 5/11/2013

    " A good read, but abit too much like her other book's, felt like i had read this one before "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn Hughes | 5/2/2013

    " These books r not what they used to be. I started it on Christmas Day and with Martinas older books I would have finished them in a day r two while this one took 2.5 months! Not as gripping and by the end I was still confused as to who was in who's family "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally J | 4/24/2013

    " Finished last weekend. Really enjoyed this book back to her roots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicity-ann | 4/10/2013

    " Just completed gripping read till the very end . This comes highly recommended !! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Nagel | 3/30/2013

    " Loved this book. Story about the biggest crime Family in London. Page turner. Highly recommended for crime lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsteen McKay | 1/27/2013

    " Fantastic as always with Martina Cole "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nic Scott | 1/22/2013

    " It's a one sitting kind of book....well when your stuck in the sticks for so long you need something to 'kill' time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Barks | 12/31/2012

    " The best from martina. If you like the close you will love this "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 10/4/2012

    " I usually love Martina Cole, have read all her books and have to say this is the worst! If it was by a different author I think i would score it higher but expect so much more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 9/15/2012

    " Im a big fan of Martina Cole books, and I really enjoyed it, however it's not as good as her early books. Still a good read though, and I do recommend it! "

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About the Author
Author Martina Cole

Martina Cole is the number one bestselling author of over a dozen hugely successful novels. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising, and haunting writing makes for an incredible read, and sales of her books now stand at over ten million copies. She is the person who dares to tell it like it really is. Martina is also a businesswoman and occasional television presenter.

About the Narrator

Annie Aldington was born in South London, studied at the Guildford School of Acting, and followed her drama training with a degree in community theater. She has worked in television, radio, voice-over, and in the theater, acting in roles such as Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and as the distrait housewife in Dario Fo’s Female Parts. She has also formed a company with three other members, writing and performing comedy sketches for television and radio.