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Young Offender

Narrated by: Michael Maisey
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

The day he entered the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Michael Maisey was excited. He was going to be a legend to all his mates. The 16-year-old was in for attempted murder. He was innocent of this particular crime but amongst the violent and dangerous young men on his wing he was about to learn exactly how far he’d go to survive. 

In Young Offender we see what turned a good kid into a wanted criminal. Abused by his uncle, bullied at school, at the age of 12 he found the safety he craved in the ranks of a local gang in West London. He graduated from shoplifting to armed robbery and for five years Michael was in and out of Feltham, on a downward spiral of crime and drug and alcohol addiction. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But the road to recovery would mean changing himself in the deepest possible ways. Could Michael finally learn what it meant to be a good man? 

Honest and inspiring, this is a powerful story of redemption. 

Today Michael is a successful businessman and a loving father who spends time helping others find their way. 

©2019 Michael Maisey (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Highly Recommend

Even just as a listener I feel so proud of Michael, there are some similarities between our upbringings, so I can truly appreciate what an extraordinary man he is. Well written, well narrated. Great value for money, I highly recommend this audiobook.

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Best book I have read

This is honestly the best book I have read. I contacted michael on Facebook after I read the book to let him know how inspiring his book is. To my surprise he contacted me back offering support if I needed any. Great book and excellent author. Thank you so much for sharing your story and giving hope to people in similar positions.

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Brilliant!

From start to finish, it got me hooked wanting to listen to the next chapter.

Sad in parts and I don’t mind admitting I shed a tear here and there!

Well worth a listen/read.

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Rollercoaster.

A very well read book, with real life experiences that can help many people See a better way, give this book chance and you will not be letdown.

Well done Michael!

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What a story!!!!!

Yeah just what a story!! From start to finish! Thanks for sharing with us! Roller coaster of emotion! Beat thing I've listened to on audible!

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Inspiring!

What a great read, couldn't stop listening to it once it got going. Would highly recommend.

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Inspirational!

This book is so inspiring. Hearing how someone has gone through so much, and turned it around in such a positive way, is phenomenal. Read, or listen to, this book, you won’t regret it!

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some man for one man.

amazing life story,narrated very well,emotional read.im sure he has stopped the rott as far as bad fathers go,just another conquest which he will no doubt do well.best book so far by miles.

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What an amazing story!

Loved this book. An amazing life story that I didn’t want to stop listening to. Love an honest insight into someone’s troubled life when it has a happy and successful ending

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best book I've bought in a while

such an inspiring story told in a very honest way. finished it in 3 days couldn't put it down....now I'm off to Google micheal maisey and find out more. excellent, eye opening read

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  • Timothy Hill
  • 11-07-19

Simply powerful!

I’ve spent the last 8 hours reading this book both on the Kindle and on Audible. It is truly powerful and inspiring to absorb how a troubled young boy and teenager who went through unimaginable turmoil has pulled himself together and turned his life into a success story.

Most of all, I respect Michael’s honestly. This book is unlike the dozens of similar “zero to hero” books, many of which are righteous and self-promoting. This piece of work is as authentic as it gets and the Michael you get to know throughout the journey of his book is the same Michael in real life... honest and genuine.

Buy it for you and for friends and family!