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Summary

As a young man in Glasgow’s underworld, Ian "Blink" MacDonald earned a reputation for fighting and stabbing his enemies. After refusing to work for Arthur "The Godfather" Thompson, he attempted to steal £6 million in a high-risk armed bank robbery. 

While serving 16 years, Blink met the torture-gang boss Eddie Richardson, the serial killer Archie Hall, notorious lifer Charles Bronson and members of the Krays. 

After his release, his drug-fuelled violent lifestyle created conflict with the police and rival gangsters. Rearrested several times, he was the target of a gruesome assassination attempt.

During filming for Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men, a bomb was discovered under Blink’s car and the terrified camera crew members fled from Scotland. 

In Scotland’s Wildest Bank Robber, Blink provides an eye-opening account of how he survived gangland warfare, prisons, stabbings and bombs. 

This book was formerly published under the title: Blink: A Journey Through Gangland Mayhem

©2020 Gadfly Press (P)2021 Gadfly Press

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Absolute Nonsense

A pathetic attempt to glamourise slashing people, taking drugs and being banged up with terrorists.
Now I’m no Angel but this is honestly utter tosh

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Delighted audio book finally here.

Having not been able to get a copy of original book after hearing “blink” on extended podcasts, it’s great to get an audio version.

As excpected it’s a a much more detailed and logical journey than we’ve had snippets of on podcast.

The stories of this crazy life are told with a great writing style and an easy to follow descriptive narrative.

The narrator grows on you quickly as the story progresses, his ability to portray accents and characters is impressive.

If Blink isn’t doing sell out live theatre shows with this story soon then someone has missed a trick........

15/15 lets have a lock in at viccies!!:-))

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Typical Glasgow Gangster story \patter

Last hour was terrible,nothing to do with his book.😣 A bit repetitive at times zz

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Scotland’s Dumbest Criminal

If this guy had one brain cell he could’ve avoided 90% of his life’s troubles.

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Great listen

Great story just wasnt a big fan of the fella reading it not alot of emotion in his voice. other than that brilliant book