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Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And your family should be closest of all.

Patrick Brodie knows exactly how far he's prepared to go to get what he wants. And he wants it all. Now. Before long, Patrick has become a legend in his own lifetime. Violently.

Lily Diamond is different from the kind of woman Patrick is normally attracted to. But together they are determined that their children will have everything they didn't. Until the unthinkable happens, and Lily is left on her own to look after their family in a dangerous world. The Brodies must stay close to survive. But as everyone knows, your sins will find you out.

©2006 Martina Cole (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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Brilliant

Martina Cole back to her best. A truly stunning book made even better by Annie Aldington doing the reading. book of the year so far

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TERRIFIC, FIRST BOOK TO MAKE ME CRY!

I love MCs books and there is no other narrator that is a brilliant as Annie Aldington, superb!
I must admit I did find it a bit samey and it didn't hold my attention completely until half way, maybe book 2 onwards. From then on it got going and I kept wanting to listen to it but at the same time didn't want it to end!
A few eye opening bits I had guessed earlier but that didn't stop it being a great read.
The ending is so touching and I never thought I would cry at a Martina Cole book but cry I did!
Definitely a great book. I knocked a point off of being a five star purely because of the first half.

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Not martin as usual standard

I love Martina Cole books, but this one isn't the usual standard.

This one just didn't have the usual gripping elements of the book.

It felt as though the parts were explained rather than "dropped" in front of the reader (listener).

It's a shame, I guessed the ending and was waiting for it to happen, but the book seemed uneventful and very very long and this is such a shame.

Maybe it's the way I which the book has been adapted for audible, the narrator as always was good, just something didn't work for me.

I'll of course await Martinas next book, I'm still a loyal fan and hope the next one is back to her old style.

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Typical Martina Cole story

Brilliant narration as always (Annie Aldington), You know what you're getting with Martina Cole; all books have a similar theme but enjoyable. Probably not her best book but worth a listen.

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I found the first book to be boring and found my mind wandering alot. from the second book to the last 20 minutes was very good and I enjoyed it. The last 20 minutes I found extremely depressing and definitely not bedtime material hence my 3 stars.

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fantastic

loved this book..the charecters were so real and edge of seat stuff .brilliantly narrated by Annie Aldington.although the Jamaican accent annoys me. .but the other stuff is raw and brilliant

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Hooked

Great story, son well written you feel as though you are part of it all, brilliant narrator too

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Exceptional

As ever this was another gripping read/ listen. I find myself engrossed and unable to stop listening. Fantastic read

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fantastic read

gangster story at its finest enjoyed this book couldnt stop listening to it. Even though i knew what te outcome was going to be it was still a very good book.

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MORE MARTINA MAGNIFICANCE

Superb as usual... the narrator is also FABULOUS .... ANNIE ALDINGTON is just a joy to listen to.. having listened to her you wonder how you could listen to anyone else reading a book to you :) This book once again took me back .. this time early 70's and on... The age I am - I can relate so perfectly well. FABULOUS characters, great storyline with it's twists and turns, more crime, more characters who we can/may be able to relate to. Once again, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I have read most of Martina's books and can read again and again :) I can't recommend the book highly enough. Yes.... Martina may get a little predictable... sometimes you do see what's coming next... but honestly - could it spoil the book - Never ! Her superb descriptions of people, their outer and inner personalities ... just utterly brilliant to me. :) Thanks again to Audible.