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Good Cop, Bad War Audiobook

Good Cop, Bad War

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Publisher's Summary

As an undercover police officer with the drugs squad, Neil Woods regularly risked his life on the streets, dealing with some of the most violent and unpredictable criminals in Britain.

Good Cop, Bad War is a unique story about a man with a striking ability to infiltrate and extinguish drug gangs but who, as the success of his operations grows, becomes disillusioned with the war on drugs, as he sees how it demonizes those who need help whilst empowering the very worst elements in society. This is an action-packed true-account listen like no other.

©2016 Neil Woods (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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    RWL 01/12/2016
    RWL 01/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Not just a good story but a good point well made"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Good Cop, Bad War to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the print version so can't compare


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a true story and is good in its own right, but it's the truth - the war on drugs is so counterproductive its bleeding obvious to anyone who thinks about it. This is someone who is extremely knowledgeable about his subject and his conclusions are based on practical reality as well as common sense.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The best scenes are the ones where he's a virtual derelict and facing serious violence. Not enjoyable because he's in that state but because I was really impressed with his dedication. Also the scenes where he proves the jobsworth clipboard coppers how badly wrong they are


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were one or two amusing moments, I won't spoil them for you


    Any additional comments?

    I was riveted to this book. It's depressing that ever more violent criminals are getting ever more powerful thanks to the phony War on Drugs but it's cause for some optimism that at least someone with relevant experience is talking sense. I'd rather my kids brought up in a society run by this guy than with those currently in charge of drug laws. Neil, keep up the good work :)

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    Aaron 24/11/2016
    Aaron 24/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good insite in undercover police work"
    Would you listen to Good Cop, Bad War again? Why?

    No. I only listen to books once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His way of describing the scene, which is good to imagine.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book. Good story line.

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    MR P G JEREMIAH 24/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "exceptional"

    brilliantly narrated, wonderful. First hand experience of the futility of the war on drugs. It really must end now.

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    Martin 18/10/2016
    Martin 18/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Was given a tour of a world that I would never enter in to. Great book, was sorry when it finished and makes a lot of sense at the end.

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    Amazon Customer 11/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent"

    excellent informative game changing . I'd recommend it highly. Nothing more to say really .

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    Dawn 29/09/2016
    Dawn 29/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant insight into undercover policing"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A brilliant insight into undercover policing and his ideas on drug law reform are spot on.

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    Johanna Woolley 23/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Does not fulfill potential"

    A very poorly written book which detracts from what could have been an insightful perspective.

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    keith 23/09/2016
    keith 23/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting and enlightening message but..."

    Could have done without the poorly written and very repetitive conscience ridden, hero genius stuff and read the last two chapters as an essay.

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    eliot Cobham, United Kingdom 23/09/2016
    eliot Cobham, United Kingdom 23/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "A game changer"

    Few books that you will ever read will completely change your thinking about a subject. Good Cop, Bad War is hugely entertaining, even thrilling at times but most importantly,

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    kwilliams 22/09/2016
    kwilliams 22/09/2016
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    "Fascinating and compelling"

    A brilliant story of frontline policing and the dawning realisation of the futility of the war on drugs.
    Good narration although I'm not sure all of the regional accents hit the mark. I think they helped add to the atmosphere of the story though.

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