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The Prosecutor

Narrated by: Nazir Afzal
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Meet the true face of British justice.

Nazir Afzal knows a thing or two about justice. As a Chief Prosecutor, it was his job to make sure the most complex, violent and harrowing crimes made it to court and that their perpetrators were convicted. From the Rochdale sex ring to the earliest prosecutions for honour killing and modern slavery, Nazir was at the forefront of the British legal system for decades.

But his story begins in Birmingham, in the '60s, as a young boy facing racist violence and the tragic death of a young family member - and it’s this that sets him on the path to his groundbreaking career and which enables him to help communities that the conventional justice system ignores, giving a voice to the voiceless.

A memoir of struggle and survival, as well as crime and punishment, The Prosecutor is both a searing insight into the justice system and a powerful story of one man’s pursuit of the truth.

Audio updated as of May 2020.

©2020 Nazir Afzal (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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A fantastic book but terrible quality from Audible - several chapters are cut short mid sentence and one chapter is completely missing after about fifty seconds of audio. Really disappointing. I hope Audible will rectify this as soon as possible.

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Missing parts of chapters!

I have noticed that parts of the story are missing from this book, which is a shame as I was really enjoying the book as narrated by Nazir Afzal. I hope audible are able to upload the full version!

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Audio missing!

I was looking forward to listening this, and even pre-ordered it weeks ago. Imagine my disappointment at finding that there are great big chunks of the audio missing. Utterly unacceptable that this was available to download in its current state. I’ve been caught up in a seemingly endless stream of emails with Audible, yet they’ve failed to recognise that the issue is at their end. Incredibly disappointing as the first three chapters I’ve listened to have been fascinating.

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Amazing

I have looked up to and been in awe of Nazir Afzal since I first heard him speak at a conference. To listen to his amazing story and learn from him the morals and principles which drive him and have shaped in is inspirational. Thank you for sharing your story, for all you have done and all you continue to do for others. You are a voice that is heard and use this voice with power!

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Absolutely brilliant – a rare and welcomie insight

I was hooked almost from the very beginning – the authors tells his fantastic story, weaving truth, honesty, and a straightforward wistfulness that makes you want to hear more. Definitely recommend!

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  • 04-08-20

Difficult but exceptional

Nazir is not a performer and you'll quickly notice reading errors...but the decision to read was absolutely the right one. This book is powerful, difficult and hopeful. It's brilliantly objective at times and righteously passionate at others.

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Utterly gripping

Listened to the whole book In 2 days! Couldn’t stop listening. I absolutely loved it and found it so fascinating about his life and career. My only criticism is that I don’t think Nazir was the best person to read his brilliant words. If it wasn’t for how captivating the story was, I might have returned it. Please Nazir, make an addition to this memoir. You’re an Extraordinary person and your stories need to be shared. Thank you

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Inspiring, heartbreaking and raw facts.

Nazir Afzal is an inspiration. His humble but truthful account of his 30 years as a prosecutor is at times heart breaking but very insightful. If only there were more prosecutors with his integrity and a government that funded a justice system properly this country may be able to provide the justice that is needed for so many.

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Fascinating

A fascinating insight into the criminal justice system - thank you so much for sharing your story, Nazir.

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this was such a privilege. thank you so much for

such a privilege thank you so much for taking the trouble to enlighten me

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  • 01-06-20

Inspiring and thought-provoking!

Excellent, such a refreshing and thoughtful book, a contrast to the tribalism in political debate now

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  • 11-05-20

Interesting and Informative

Nazir Afzal's memoir.Great read from an intelligent man who made his way in the judicial world through sheer hard work.