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Faces

Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
4 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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Summary

Martina's back. Just before Danny Cadogan's 14th birthday, his father leaves. Having drunkenly run up a gambling debt he cannot pay, Big Dan Cadogan takes the easy way out, leaving behind his wife and children to face the wrath of the men sent to collect the debt. Determined to protect his mother, brother, and sister, something changes in Danny and overnight, he turns into a young man set on making his way in a violent and dangerous world. He becomes a Face. Not just a Face, but the most feared Face in the Smoke. Out for all he can get, at any cost.

But Danny's ruthlessness on the streets of London doesn't stop at his front door. He rules his wife, Mary, and his children, with an iron will - and his fists. But if Mary breaks her silence, it could shake Danny's criminal empire - right to the very core. And for a Face at the top of his game, there's only one way to go: down. Because, after all, debts can be paid without money.

Set in the heart of London's criminal gangland, Faces is gritty, gripping and utterly unforgettable.

©2007 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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"Terrific stuff from a terrific lady." ( Mirror)

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Hard to believe this is martina cole

I dont usually take much notice of reviews as far as martina cole goes but I wish I had! As the reviews state its ridiculously repetitive and theres so much in this book that is really not needed. I'm not a genius by any stretch but even I could work out most of it for myself I didnt need an explanation for everything!

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Another cracker by Coke

Always love Martina Cole novels, this was a great story. Graphic, gritty but had me laughing too.

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Not One Of Her Best!

waffles on to much, and keeps repeating things about the characters. half-way through, u can guess the end.

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Amazingly read

Brilliantly read by Annie Aldington, my favourite narrator, 10/10 , Annie,s voice goes hand in hand with Martina Cole books 10/10 and 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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What a Winning Combination

With Martina Cole the Author and Annie Aldington narrating its a win win. I have sourced every audible book with Annie Aldington as narrator and a brilliant author. This winning combination transcends me anywhere in the world when in fact I am travelling. I love this combination so much that I now listen when driving in the car and no longer listen to music. I am off to Centre Parcs and Annie Aldington's voice will be echoing around the villa. Thank you audible you have changed my life, never a wasted moment since discovering you and being a member.

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Not the best

Listened to lots of Martina books and Annie is a great narrator but found the story line poor and the narration a bit of a rant this time

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brilliant

brilliant really recommend looking forward to reading the other books by Martina cole love the cockney phrasing

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Very Entertaining

Martina Cole as always is very entertaining and weaves a gripping story.....however there's a lot of unnecessary repetition, that may put someone off who has never read any of her books.

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As dull as Coal

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who needs telling the same thing over and over again

Would you ever listen to anything by Martina Cole again?

Yes, but I would certainly pay more attention to other peoples reviews first.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator to be fair was fine, she was reading, she didn't write the thing !

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No not really

Any additional comments?

Boring, repetitive ,too long, in fact about 12 hours too long, unnecessary violence and absolutely no story whatsoever .
So not great really !

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Oh dear. Very repetitive

I was disappointed in this book. The theme is very similar to 'The Family', but it just goes on and on describing the unsavoury life of the gangster family. I'm about 5 hours into part one and so far there's not much of a narrative. I don't think I can stomach another 14 hours.

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  • Gary
  • 05-01-18

awesome.

Love Martina Cole she is the best author of all time and there will never be anyone better