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Summary

Coming from a huge close-knit family of street traders long before it was legalized, Stephen Sayers spent his early years on the barrows, witnessing constant brushes with the law. Aunties and uncles were frequently incarcerated and a hatred and distrust of authority swelled within the younger members of the family. 

The scene was set. Standing alongside his brothers and cousins in vicious street fights and feuds with rival gangs, they've been linked to multi-million pound armed robberies, extortion, unsolved gangland murders, and protection rackets. Those links made them a formidable force in the criminal underworld. Stephen gives us a first-hand account of growing up as a Sayers and living up to the reputation the name carries. He didn't just carve out a criminal career, he wrote it in blood on the streets. 

If you've heard the rumors...if you believe them...the Sayers run Newcastle.

©2015 Mojo Risin’ Publishing (P)2020 Gadfly Press

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Dealt with Stephen

I had the pleasure of dealing with Stephen when I was in the prison service, I even escorted him to and from prison to court at one of his trials as a Cat A. Far too much provardo and bigging himself up especially when it comes to the prison service asking him favour or bending to his will. He was nothing, he was a criminal and was treated the same as any other criminal, no special treatment at all.

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canny listen

this book should have had a Geordie voice, some pronunciation of places where not correct. over all I enjoyed the book and the crack.

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brilliant

this is awesome. feel like I know Stephen now ...well done ....Great listen ....... Great book got his words across nicely 👍 😎

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Detailed & honest

Amazing what the police will do to bang people up
No better than the so called criminals they’re trying to Nick
I’m sure there was a lot more than what was included in the book
Fascinating crime stories
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Needs narrated by a local

Good listen but would be much better with a geordie talking. As a local it’s hard to listen to someone from not here talking about a geordie

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making money from a NAME LONG SINCE LOST

nothing but complaining about being harassed by police your a criminal wot were you expecting pure shambles no questions on northeast crime elaborated on or any of the unsolved murders.

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Great insight to another world.

I loved the detailed stories of how the struggle between the man on the street versus the authorities played out. Ultimately it doesn’t pay but what a journey.

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Terrible reading!

ruined by a Yorkshire man who did NO research in pronunciation of place names!

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decent listen. being from the area I would have preferred a geordie narrater maybe Jimmy nail or the likes

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Gripping, brutally forthright

Really enjoyed this, real brilliant insight into a life of crime told from the heart.
Probably would if they had used a Geordie as opposed to Yorkshireman to tell the story