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Summary

The heir to Martina Cole’s crown with a story of murder, the underworld, violence and treachery.

The Butlers are the kings of the East End. Vinny and Roy Butler are the apples of their mum’s eye. Queenie knows they can play dirty, but when it comes to family they look after business and make her proud. Nothing and no one can bring them down. 

Brotherly love. But Vinny seems to have crossed the wrong person, and his cards are marked. And with the brothers joined at the hip, Roy may just be in the firing line too….

Deadly rivals. One bloody night sets Vinny on the path of desperate vengeance, but will the Butlers emerge stronger than ever, or is the East End code of honour as good as dead?

At the end of this audiobook continue listening for the exclusive chapter of Queenie, Kimberley Chambers' newest story and the gripping prequel to the brilliant Butler series.

©2013 Kimberley Chambers (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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ANOTHER GREAT BOOK

Great for Martina Cole fans. The first in this series and I cannot wait to go to the second one. There are a lot of characters in the book but once you get to know them you are in for a fantastic ride trust me you will want to get to the end. I have never wanted so much for justice to be meted out.. Again another terrific read from Annie Aldington. Thank you Annie

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The trap,!

Is a s hook after the first few pages, great plot with strong characters. the story was made even better by the narration of Annie Aldington. Loved all of the characters can't wait to start the next book

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another smash hit for kimberley chambers

Where does The Trap rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

the best !!

What did you like best about this story?

donald and mary and the plot

What does Annie Aldington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

makes me feel like i know these people personally

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes yes yes

Any additional comments?

the first in a series of the butler family saga .... a must read

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loved it

brilliantly written and brilliantly narrated listened to Queenie first then the trap can't wait to listen to the next one

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Addictive

Loved this book from the first minute & couldn't stop listening.
Never heard of the author before but being a Martina Cole fan it was recommended. Although a very similar style with very similar characters would say the humour in this book actually surpassed my expectations. There are certainly I gritty & gruesome bits bit I am definitely a fan of Kimberly Chambers & look forward to reading her next book. Highly recommend!

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enjoyed

fab narrator, gritty story, pace kept me interested, my partner enjoyed listening too , payback next

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Edge of my seat

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is the 1st book in a trilogy, I have listened to them all in order-Superb narration by Annie Aldington and a fast paced story set in the 80's in the East of London about a likeable gangster family. Gritty reading, excellent story. I am now hooked on Kimberly Chambers and have begun her second trilogy.

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The Trap

Excellent! Story, narrator and plot. Going to find the next book in the series asap!

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Good but far fetched

Without giving it away far to many of the same storylines. I swear but the word see you next Tuesday is very used. Also I don’t think I have despised a person as much as vinny and queenie and that has just grown listening to payback. But I am gripped and will listen to the whole series.

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What an author.

If you love a good gang land book, this will keep you hooked! You think you have the measure of things but you don't. I think Kimberly Chambers has taken over the no one spot for these kind of books. And if course the wonderful Annie Aldington is a master of her trade. Excellent.

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  • 26-10-15

The ending fell flat

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was mostly enjoyable, some parts were too predictable.

Would you recommend The Trap to your friends? Why or why not?

No, Not good enough for someone to spend the money on.

Do you think The Trap needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. I think the chance was lost with the ending coming up so short. It seemed like something was building and then poof, done.

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  • samuel
  • 29-05-13

rather have an arm broken

What disappointed you about The Trap?

couldn't even listen to 20 min.

Has The Trap turned you off from other books in this genre?

just this author

What didn’t you like about Annie Aldington’s performance?

not sure really

Any additional comments?

not for sale would have been real nice