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Zappa's Mam's a Slapper

Narrated by: John Lynch
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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John Lynch has found his literary voice in this life story of disadvantaged soul, Billy McErlane. Having a harlot for a mother doesn't make life easy and nor does going to jail at 14, but when he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, peace enters Billy's heart. Then fate deals a wrecking blow. The book shows Billy through his own eyes and words as he learns to forgive, let go of the bad things in life, accept with grace the good things and finally reach out to others. It's a coming-of-age book that begins in tragedy and ends in hope. A bittersweet story of love, loss, and one young man's refusal to accept what life offers.

©2014 John Lynch (P)2016 John Lynch

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  • C Puccia
  • 31-03-19

Extraordinary-among my best picks.

A compelling story with an authenticity that jumps out. The haunting story of Zapper (Billy McErlane) comes from the rough side of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, an area known as Biker. He's sees the inside of prison as a juvenile. His intelligence and creativity save him. His life's not a cakewalk. The classic underdog that never gets the fair break he deserves. Heart wrenching at times.What I find is the author's narration is perfect. I've only heard a few authors do justice to their books and this ranks among the best. The voice, the intonation, and the understated emotion make this audiobook a treasure.