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  • Fast Eddie

  • My 20 Years on the Run as Britain's Most Wanted Man
  • By: Eddie Maher
  • Narrated by: Karl Jenkinson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (676 ratings)

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Fast Eddie

By: Eddie Maher
Narrated by: Karl Jenkinson
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Summary

9.30 a.m. on 22 January 1993. The moment in crime history that one of Britain's most audacious thefts ever took place and the legend of 'Fast Eddie' was created.

This is the story of how Securicor guard Eddie Maher managed to pull off a £1.2 million heist, fled the country despite every port being closed, spawned an international manhunt and managed to evade capture for 20 years. As Britain's most wanted man, he led 30 detectives, FBI and Interpol on a wild goose chase across the USA.

Dubbed 'Fast Eddie' by the press, he was always one step ahead, and after two decades on the run with his family using a series of of aliases and identities, Eddie began to think he'd committed the perfect crime, until a cruel and dramatic betrayal proved otherwise....

Like a Hollywood movie script and told in full for the first time, Fast Eddie is the compelling story of how an ordinary British man became America's most notorious fugitive.

©2021 Eddie Maher (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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Awesome

Absolutely loved this book hooked from the first minute, finished it in only 2 days

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Bingeworthy

I bought this during one of Amazon's sales for something a bit different and it was.. The story was just the right length, fast paced and very well narrated. There would have been plenty of chapters that could have been told in much greater detail but I suspect that the author not only wants to protect the identity of others and his own unique way of fixing the system but also preserves the momentum of the book without getting bogged down with too much narrative. Great book, such an interesting life and good luck to the guy, he's clearly very talented in so many ways.

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Great book.

Really interesting book.. I was apprehensive as I thought it may centre around one incident but it’s a good all rounder.

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Reverting Read. Listened to in one sitting.

Great to get Eddie's real life perspective, history & outcome of events. Seems Eddie got to enjoy only a fraction of the amount of money allegedly stolen.

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wow

Astonishing story highly recommend! Binged it in 2 nights work didn't want to stop !

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Couldn't stop listening.

really great story, really well told. I loved the narrator, he seemed to capture Eddy really well and I felt I was listening to Eddy tell his story. I'm sad it's over and the whole thing was enjoyable. highly recommended.

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Really good

It was the kind of subject matter I like anyway, so a good start. After a chapter or two I began to think it would drag. The actual robbery took up very little of the story, but it was great. A well planned, nicely plotted life story. If you're looking for wham bam shoot 'em ups, this isn't for you. If you want an interesting look at life of someone on the run, it's great.

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Great

Fast eddie is a great story, the narration is very good as well as the delivery. I reccomend

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Surprisingly enjoyable

Well read and interesting story. I really enjoyed this and it never got boring or implausible. It's nice to read something so different for a change.

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Didn't know about his story before hearing this.

A really good, intresting and seemingly honest review of a moment that changed his life forever. The narrator was brilliant.

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