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Queenie

Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Summary

The explosive new novel from the number one best seller. Now with an exclusive interview with Kimberley Chambers at the end of the audiobook.

Before the Butlers came Queenie....

Whitechapel in the 1930s was not an easy place to be brought up, and when the war came, those with nothing were hit the hardest. Queenie watched her family struggle and learned her lessons the hard way. When she was a little girl, there was one thing Queenie knew - she was going to get out of this.... And then tall, dark and handsome Alfie Butler walks into her life and gives Queenie her ticket out.

One rushed wedding later, the real trouble begins. As the Krays make their mark on the East End, Queenie realises what it takes for an East End girl to really succeed. Despite his good looks, Alfie Butler has no backbone, so Queenie looks to her sons. She will make men out of these boys. They won't be weak like their father; they will be as strong as their mother. They will rule the East End, and finally Queenie will get her wish. Her boys - Roy, Vinny and Michael - will make sure their mother's name becomes East End legend....

If you want to find out what happens to Queenie and her boys, there is the first chapter of The Trap - the first in the best-selling Butler series - at the end of this audiobook. 

©2019 Kimberley Chambers (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Disappointing

I have been looking forward to this book for so long!
Sadly it’s nowhere near as good as the other Butler books

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Bloody Brilliant!

I LoVed this and the narrator Annie Aldington was Perfect for reading this wonderful story.
One of Kimberley's best! It had me LOL and in tears in some places! Perfect in so many ways.

Highly recommend this wonderful book x

A story that will be with me a very long time x

Thanks Kimberley You are the Best!!!

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Brilliant

The best Kimberley Chambers book yet. I've loved all this series and I love this narrator.

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Sadly a little dull

I have listen to many of this style of book. However, this one falls way below my interest level would tolerate. I struggled to listen to the children’s stories but the first few chapters in the war years were better.

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Loved it!

I was so attached to Queenie butler in the previous books I’d read about her sons. Was so wonderful have an insight into her life again. What a woman. Actually sad to finish it!

As for Annie aldington, she’s my absolute favourite narrator. Brilliant. Throughly recommend it.

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Excellent

This is actually the prequel to the "Butler" series even though released after the first 4 - once again a great story, well written and performed by the amazing Annie Aldington.

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Brilliant

Queenie gives answers to questions I had from reading the previous books, made me want to re read the rest of the Butler books all over again. Well done Kimberley Chambers for creating another unforgettable book.

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fantastic

great story absolutely loved it well worth listening to. Kimberly has told a very entertaining story and it was brilliantly narrated loved it

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BRILLIANT

Absolutely brilliant, I have listened to all the Butler books and this didnt disappoint it was good to hear how it all started. Annie Aldington was great as usual.

Didnt want it to end

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Highly recommended!

Another belter by Kimberley Chambers superbly narrated by Annie Aldington - this book is full of grit and humour with a little sadness/emotion as we are given insight into the woman behind the Butlers - if you love KC’s books you will not be disappointed!