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The Stretch Audiobook

The Stretch

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Publisher's Summary

When career criminal Terry Greene is sentenced to life for a murder he didn't commit, his wife has two choices: to walk away from the criminal empire he'd built up, or to take it over - to become as big a gangster as her husband.

So far as Samantha "Sam" Greene is concerned, there is no choice. All the family's assets are tied up in the business, and the family means more to her than anything else. But being a gangland boss doesn't come easily to Sam - other criminals are trying to take over her husband's empire and she's not sure which of his friends she can trust.

As she is drawn into a world of drug-dealing and counterfeit money, she realises for the first time the extent of her husband's activities. And she has two questions to answer - can she get her husband out of prison? And should she?

©2000 Stephen Leather (P)2001 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    jacwills United Kingdom 15/07/2014
    jacwills United Kingdom 15/07/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Great twist for the end."

    As a devotee of other narrators of Stephen's books, I read this with some scepticism but should not have worried. The story is from a feminine perspective so made sense to have a woman's voice. Good pace story, moves along well (as one would expect) and a great end. I love his books and was not disappointed!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsty Cheltenham, United Kingdom 11/04/2015
    Kirsty Cheltenham, United Kingdom 11/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Of its time..."

    Good book but written decades ago?
    Wish audible would note when books were first published as well as when they are released in audio format
    Would manage expectations

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. J. Nicholas UK 14/03/2016
    M. J. Nicholas UK 14/03/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Accents...... Oh dear"

    Typical Stephen Leather, engaging plot, great story. I am however somewhat surprised that the producer didn't say "nice reading voice but drop the accents" her Glaswegian, Irish, Kosovan, West Indian and even south London were dreadful to point of being laughable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jholmes 17/09/2016
    Jholmes 17/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "One of his best!"

    Female voice narrating the story added extra depth to Sam the central character. Engrossing and engaging, without ever being entirely sure where the plot was leading. That's one of the best features of this book. Intriguing story, with the usual depth of sub-plots to challenge the intellect.
    Having read many of his books now, I am constantly amazed by the diversity of plots and situations. Usually a strong central character, but any good story needs that. It's the weaving of the damaged souls into the plot around the central core that is masterful

    You will enjoy this!

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    Matthew 13/10/2015
    Matthew 13/10/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "another ruined audio book"

    not one of leathers best stories but entertaining all the same. what ever the narrator did before reading she needs to go back to it!! useless

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