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  • Strangeways

  • A Prison Officer's Story
  • By: Neil Samworth
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

A jaw-dropping account of life as a prison officer in one of the country's most notorious jails. Neil ‘Sam’ Samworth spent 11 years working as a prison officer in HMP Manchester, aka Strangeways. A tough Yorkshireman with a soft heart, Sam had to deal with it all - gangsters and gangbangers, terrorists and psychopaths, addicts and the mentally ill. Men who should not be locked up and men who should never be let out. Strangeways is a shocking and at times darkly funny account of life in a high-security prison. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Honest and Brutal Truth. Loved It...

  • By M J North on 01-11-18

Great Listen

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Reviewed: 28-09-18

Never been in Prison. Fingers crossed never will. Great insight into what actually happens / relationships. Plus a mans life

  • Set the Boy Free

  • By: Johnny Marr
  • Narrated by: Johnny Marr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at 13, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early '80s, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exactly as you would expect from Johnny Marr...

  • By C. Cameron on 04-11-16

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 17-10-17

Hell of a book! Well read aswell. For any guitarist / smiths fan / songwriter! Loved it

  • How to be a Better Person

  • By: Seb Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Who volunteers? Why? What are you willing to do? This title presents the hilarious, heartwarming adventures of a volunteering cynic. Do the feel-good rewards commensurate with the time and effort involved? When Seb Hunter accidentally picks up the phone to a charity Fundraiser one day, he faces a moment of reckoning. It isn't so much that he lacks a social conscience; but he can no longer assuage it by buying the odd copy of the Big Issue and eating Fairtrade chocolate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Funny

  • By Anne on 02-03-10

Really Enjoyable Listen

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Reviewed: 28-09-17

Brilliant. Well written. Funny. And all created by the author whilst being a good bloke. 👍🏽