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- The Story of a Top-Ranking Police Officer Whose Career Was Wrecked by Envious Rivals
- By: Alan Thorne
- Narrated by: Alan Thorne
- Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Alan Thorne, the son of a soldier and a midwife from the Welsh Valleys, rose through the ranks of his local police force to become a chief superintendent in his early 40s, with an outstanding reputation and several awards and commendations to his credit. However, along the road he made one or two enemies. This is the story of how a decent "top copper" found himself framed by jealous colleagues for a non-existent offence and had no choice but to resign from the force and rebuild his life - and how he then found himself facing a terrible personal tragedy.
- By Alan on 10-03-19
Interesting, enlightening and emotional
Memoirs and biographies are not usually my thing, but a friend recommended this. It starts off with the author's (also the narrator) early life giving a good insight into what his whole upbringing was like. It moves through his life, early career and goes on to relate a quite shocking episode in the middle. It then goes up, then back down, altogether a real roller coaster of a story. The fact that the author narrates this himself just adds to the emotion and makes for a really - as the title of my review - interesting, enlightening and emotional listen. Altogether satisfying.