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  • Strangeways

  • A Prison Officer's Story
  • By: Neil Samworth
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

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

Most factual prison memoir for a long time

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Reviewed: 16-11-18

This was the most believable and down-to-earth prison memoir I have ever read. As an ex officer myself, I frequently found myself nodding in agreement as i remembered my own similar experiences. The authors comments on how to try to fix the failing prison system, echoed many of my own thoughts and ideas. Maybe the government need a panel of officers (ex and otherwise) to tell them the facts! Totally worth the time taken to listen!

  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 764

December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 13-10-17

recommended for history lovers

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Reviewed: 21-06-18

loved this, if you're into social history you will love it too. lots of great detail and a nice storyline.

  • Learn Italian with Paul Noble: Complete Course: Italian Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

An exciting, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. This download contains the entire course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By holly bird on 07-05-17

great beginners Italian. perfect for holidays

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Reviewed: 05-06-17

really enjoyed this as a beginner. made me want to progress. the tips to help you remember certain words were great. I would definitely recommend this book to get started on the language.

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