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Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life.

After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave in Manchester as a shy student, Shaun became intoxicated by the party lifestyle that would change his fortune. Years later, in the Arizona desert, Shaun became submerged in a criminal underworld, throwing parties for thousands of ravers and running an Ecstasy ring in competition with the Mafia mass murderer Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano.

As greed and excess tore through his life, Shaun had eye-watering encounters with Mafia hit men and crystal-meth addicts, enjoyed extravagant debauchery with superstar DJs and glitter girls, and ingested enough drugs to kill a herd of elephants. This is his story. 

©2018 Shaun Attwood (P)2018 Shaun Attwood

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Gripping and laugh out loud funny

What a story, gripping and laugh out loud funny (which got me some strange looks on the train).
An amazing story told and narrated perfectly.
I can hear my wolves howling now

On to the next instalment

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would have benefited from a British narrator

don't get me wrong by the title. I really enjoyed the book, after watching shaun on some podcasts I had to get the audio book and wasn't disappointed, the story is gripping and larger than life. It lacked a tiny bit of cohesion in the way it jumped about the timeline of events in some places and could have used some more framing in that vein, but that didn't ultimately detract from how much I enjoyed the listen. the performance was ok but was a little monotone for my taste and in some places lacking emotion, and an american talking in liverpudlian slang was quite strange haha. I can't help but feel getting a Scouse to narrate the book or maybe shaun himself would have made the listen way more immersive. these negative points do not detract from it massively however and I've just downloaded the other book in the series available on audible.

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BEST BOOK I'VE READ!! DEFINETLY WORTH THE READ!!

the book had such a good story was amazing and very easy to listen to, made myself want to keep listening and not put the book/audible down! recommend it very highly to anyone! amazing story.

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hole book is lies. check out the court docs online

this book is based on complete lies attwood dose not no the truth at all everything about sammy the bull is lies Shaun's story is a lie he was selling meth not pills. and he was changed with employing minors in his drug operation. before reading this book check out daddygate online in his free time attwood likes to dress up young girls with mental health issues as a child then makes here call him daddy all this is online. and he has a healthy obsession with pedophiles on his youtube. these books are all lies Wich can be easily checked online

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Worst Narrator ever

I've been watching Shaun's and Wildmans podcasts proper hooked mint as I was amongst it in the 90s mad times . Shaun's character in real life is genuine and interesting. so I downloaded the Audiobooks. 2 minutes in no chance a winny yank Narrator . Not slagging the guy but Definitely not the voice for this Book . Shaun you should do it yourself mate be miles better . So it looks like it's the Glasses out and it's the paper back. my eyes ain't what they were you know them bits of paper you put on your eye balls help you see the truth perple home 🙃🤣🤣.Be lucky lads .BeBop

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Wow those Misibushi's

As a Trance DJ from 1996 and someone who walked a slightly simalar path, I can draw plenty of parallels to the life led by Shaun. This book tells the story from the inside out and spells out the highs and highs. I actually feel like I was there, at every moment. I really enjoyed the journey, thank you.......

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Excellent

This was a 1st for me into the world of shaun attwood and what an amazing story , from a hippodrome virgin to ecstasy kingpin with a soft side for the human kind , i actually thought this was made up and questioned it by doing some research and he's real folks LOL Bangin chicks high on a plethora of class A drugs is an achievment in its self lets be honest fair do's to the lad for twisting the truth a bit where that''s concerned and i'm quoteing Mark Brandon Read "never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn" so from living the life and playing the game with a team of rouges and a sideman with a name like wild man he's mixing with the mexican mafia and the new york mafia he soon brought down to earth with a clang of prison doors and the raucousness of prison life in the US and especially Arazona with a 2 million dollar bond in maximum security prison with some of the roughest convicts in the US he soon realises what effect this has had on his family and decides to try and make up for his exploits by doing some good and exposes the state of the prison system via a blog which is helped with by his aunt and father , i thought it was well written and detailed accounts its a definate must listen and the 2nd and 3rd installment which is read shaun himself (the 3rd wasnt the best read by shaun)

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Good read

Very difficult to tell the truth from fiction in this one great story tho if even half of it is true.

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Thoroughly Enjoyed

loved the whole story. loads of adventures got really into the characters. have to remind myself its real lol. can not wait to read the next one...Here goes

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I wish Shaun Attwood read the audiobook.

should have at least be narrated by an Englishman . American accent was wrong for this book . I did not enjoy it , although I loved the story !

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  • 22-07-19

Hard to Believe

Watching Shaun on YouTube, he seems to be such a wonderful man. But just like everyone there's a dark side. This is Shaun's dark side to his life many many years ago. Thankfully he's leading a respectable life in England. Too bad he's been deported, I'd love to meet him & talk to him about the Steve Avery case.

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  • Kirsten
  • 13-01-19

Bad narrator or robot?

The narrator is making this story seem like a joke. His emotions ride on one road and never veer off, ever. This is a story with explicit drug use with some sexuality thrown in and this narrator keeps the same tone and it's completely fighting against everything in the book. It is so weird to listen to that it could be a skit in SNL. I sound mean but I can't find the correct words to describe this strange experience. I haven't read any reviews but I would bet money that this is mentioned in EVERY review. Fingers crossed for a different narrator next book

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  • 21-05-19

The story is good, the performance SUCKS.

Perhaps it's because I was first exposed to Mr Atwood in a YouTube interview... so it's my opinion that this book must be read by a Brit. The wank who reads this is quite literally the worst audio book performer I've ever heard. I couldn't make it past the second chapter. Gonna try to get a refund actually.

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  • JB
  • 08-03-19

Fascinating story

I found this audible book quite difficult to turn off and really enjoyed it. I look forward to listening to others in this series.

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  • I. Otakpor
  • 16-11-18

Incredible

I stayed up at night wanting to finish this book. The narrator was very good. The story sounded fictional. I couldn't comprehend why someone will leave a job where he earns millions of dollars to drug trafficking. By the end of the book it became clear to me that this is happening every day in our world. I hope this book will assist people struggling with drug addiction to rethink their destiny.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-18

Much longer than the first edition!

This book is a fast-paced spiral into drug crazed insanity. It's a true story that will blow your mind. Having read the first edition years ago, I decided to try the second, which includes even more stories than the first and even crazier! Attwood really takes you there with his descriptions. For example "Next room. Fashion show. A stage lit pink and blue by filtered spotlights fixed to metal ladder structures. A woman struts on the runway in a tight shirt with silver flames, a jacket dangling from her elbows, blue leopard print with combed white plush drooping from the bottom, bright-pink patent vinyl trousers completing the look. Primo walks on in a white suit hand-painted with orange and green stripes and spots, his torso naked and hairless, carrying a tray with glasses and a pitcher patio set, seven-inch-thick platform heels on circus shoes, with grey vacuum cleaner tubes spiralling around his ankles. A woman in a white faux-rabbit-fur bolero crop jacket over nude breasts sashays with strength and confidence, a Betty Boop tattoo peeking out of white thong panties, curves dressing her up."

I highly recommend this, and the new edition of hard time.

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  • E
  • 24-02-21

Worst voice possible! Snore

I cant stay awake. This is the worst narrator possible. Please have Shaun read this. It is the worst reading ever. It takes all my energy to even attempt to pay attention. And this is a great book. Way to ruin it with this reading.

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  • Josh B.
  • 16-12-20

Made me miss my days of glittery girls half naked!

Great book for anyone but especially people on the scene around the world! Crazy memories!!

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  • alisha
  • 24-09-20

....brings back memories....

This book brought back many a rave memories! The fun and drugs had by most, that pulsing beat, and the wild clothes. I heard Shaun on a podcast I listen to and it reminded me that I’d heard of this book but forgotten to read it. So glad audible had his work! I’ve got the next book queued up and ready to go!! I can’t wait to hear the next part of his journey, though it won’t be all that fun....

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  • dan proctor
  • 18-08-20

great story

the fist two books are fantastic but the 3 book had a different reader and hasn't been as EZ to get into. the first 2 books are worth the credit.