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Sexy Beasts

The Inside Story of the Hatton Garden Heist
Narrated by: Wensley Clarkson
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Summary

The Hatton Garden Heist captured the public's imagination more than any other crime since The Great Train Robbery. It was supposed to make a fortune for a team of old-time professional criminals. Their last hurrah. A final lucrative job that would send the old codgers off on happy retirements to the badlands of Spain and beyond. It seemed to be the stuff of legends.

Tens of millions of pounds' worth of valuables grabbed from secretive safety deposit boxes in a vault beneath one of the most famous gold and jewellery districts in the world. But where did it all go wrong for this band of old-time villains? And why did the gang's bid to pull off the world's biggest burglary turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse featuring the police and London's most dangerous crime lords?

Nobody is better placed to reveal the full story of the Hatton Garden Raid than Britain's best-connected true crime writer, Wensley Clarkson. Through his unique contacts inside the London underworld, he's persuaded those who really know the truth to reveal the chilling details behind Britain's biggest ever burglary.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Wensley Clarkson (P)2016 Quercus Publishing Plc

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Well researched well told

Really good structure to a story I'd somehow missed on the whole in the media. Clearly a lot of time and effort through connections etc has gone into this book's research to give it a good, impartial depth.

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Bit shouty

The narrator sounded like he was shouting at you most of the time but once you got over that it was a great book

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First audible book for me.

shame about the download. like having 2 or 3 pages ripped out of each chapter!

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Decent

Don't expect an edge of your seat type thriller..... Informative and gripping but mainly for the true crime junkie rather than for the casual fan

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Great story.<br />

Loved it. Found the narration a bit irritating - maybe should have employed an actor. It was a bit "ranty". A subtler delivery would have been the icing on the cake for me anyway....

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Narrator let it down

I really enjoyed the story and thought it was well written, but the narrator let it down because of his tone. The tone never changed for the full 9 hours of the book, and some of the grammar was out (not stopping at comas, full stops etc)
I would have loved to have gave it a 5 star but couldn’t sadly.

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