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Summary

For more than 20 years, the most intense and prolonged gang war in British history raged on the streets of Manchester. Warring factions left at least 40 dead and made headlines across the world. This best-selling account tells how vicious battles for control of drugs, turf, and protection rackets blighted the reputation of one of Europe's most dynamic cities and saw the coining of the sinister epithet "Gunchester". 

By acclaimed investigative author Peter Walsh, Gang War is a powerful and disturbing account of an extraordinary crime phenomenon.

©2011 Peter Walsh (P)2022 Peter Walsh

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Ok

Coming from Manchester it’s a great read. But to be narrated by some one from Liverpool just put me off the whole story.

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Unlistenable

Such a shame, I’m sure the book itself is very interesting, but the narration is awful and I couldn’t stomach listening for more than 30 minutes. Sadly the preview wasn’t enough to pick up on this.

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Boring

He said she said dull and boring , jumps all over just for the sake of filling time , don’t waste your credits

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Fantastic story but challenging story telling

I found his fascinating. A real insight into the gang culture and a shocking realisation of the deaths and the people involved
My only criticism was the sometimes child like grammar and use of direct speech …. “…..” said the DCI
“……” she said. Got quite frustrating and distracted from the excellent story
The narration became a bit melodramatic and fake accented at times, again just a criticism of the audio version.

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outstanding

Good book from start to finish 👌 👍 👏 🙌 😊 😀 👌 👍

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disappointed with this being from Manchester

poor ,narrator's voice is to fast paced ,all over the place hard to follow and really get in to .

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Manchester revisited

As a manc I really enjoyed this book
I was born in South Manchester where a lot of this book relates to.It laid bare the gang situation in the city in a clear way and the fact it was made this an excellent read.

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Great book get it

Peter walsh is a great author this is a brilliant read, I hope he brings out his men of steel about middle weight boxing out on audible to